A new law extends the charge of intimidation to include using social media to post threats.Hmmmmm. Threaten an "individual" (a mere Mundane), and you're a misdemeanant. Threaten one of the Priesthood of Coercion (" ... a prosecutor, deputy prosecutor, judge or bailiff ..."), and you're a "C" felon, heading off to 3-to-8 years in the Rape Gulag. Clearly, some people are much more valuable than others. Big surprise which is which, isn't it?
•The crime is a D felony if the threat is lodged against an employee of a school, hospital or church. The prison sentence can range from six months to three years.
•The crime rises to a C felony if the target is a prosecutor, deputy prosecutor, judge or bailiff. It carries a prison sentence of three to eight years.
•Threats against individuals and threats intended to interfere with the occupancy of public buildings, such as bomb threats, would be misdemeanors.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
All Animals are Equal, but Some are Even More Equal Than Others
From today's issue of the local fishwrap: