- The clip gained thousands of views in the six hours it remained public online
Justin Mohn published an appalling 14-minute clip to the social media platform, YouTube, in which he claimed to show the bloody decapitated head of his father – so why did it take so long for the video to be taken down?
Reports suggest that at around 5:30pm yesterday in Levittown, Pennsylvania, the video was published by Justin’s YouTube account @justinmohn6542, which had 115 subscribers.
In the footage Mohn holds up his father’s head in a bloodied plastic bag placed inside a silver bucket, having declared: ‘Violence is the only solution to the federal government’s treason.
‘This is the head of Mike Mohn, a federal employee of over 20 years and my father. He is now in hell for eternity as a traitor to his country.’
This extreme content remained up for the public to see for nearly six hours before being removed, after which it had already been viewed and shared thousands of times.
Similarly Mohn’s YouTube page was still active the next day – although the video in question had been taken down by then.
Online the company says: ‘Violent or gory content intended to shock or disgust viewers, or content encouraging others to commit violent acts, is not allowed on YouTube’, and very specifically tells users to not post on YouTube ‘footage of corpses with severe injuries, such as severed limbs.’
Not only did his video show extreme content of a dead body, but Mohn called on others to incite violence.
He offered a $1 million bounty to anyone who could kill top officials including FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland and former Attorney General Bill Barr.
As well as urging relatives living with federal employees to murder them.
The site’s online policy clearly states that you must not ‘incite others to commit violent acts against individuals or a defined group of people.’
To track down these extremist channels the platform uses a combination of algorithms and is reliant on people to report content that is not in line with their policies.
It said: ‘We remove content that violates our policies as quickly as possible, using a combination of people and machine learning to detect potentially problematic content on a massive scale.
‘In addition, we rely on the YouTube community as well as experts in our Trusted Flagger programme to help us spot potentially problematic content by reporting it directly to us.’
YouTube has been approached for comment.
DailyMail.com has chosen to obscure images from the clip, which is too disturbing to reproduce. Officially police have called Michael Mohn’s death as ‘suspicious.’
LevitttownNow said Mohn was arrested after 9pm ET on Tuesday, in Fort Indiana Gap in central Pennsylvania, around two hours from his last known residence, driving his father’s car. He will be brought back to Bucks County, where his father was found dead.
Police first located his car and then arrested the suspect nearby.
They confirmed the victim had been beheaded and that the YouTube video was part of the same investigation.
Police were first called to the house just after 7pm on Tuesday and found a headless body in its bathroom, said Chief Joe Bartorilla of Middletown Police Department.
Mohn is listed as living there with his father; his mother Denice, 63; his brother Zachary, 35, and his sister Stephanie, 38.
His father is believed to have owned two businesses – a cleaning company, and a literacy initiative, neither of which appear to be linked to the federal government.