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I wouldn't do it and I would counsel against anyone doing it. But as a crime I have a tough time thinking it in and of itself would be.

It may be good evidence of premeditated murder if he ever actually follows through. But in and of itself it seems stupid but that is not really a crime.
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Probably right. But I wouldnt post the question "Should I kill Obama? Should I?", while posing with something that looks like a firearm. Charges may not come but you're life would become a living hell I'd bet.
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... never mind.
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On Jan 3, 2015, lunatik wrote:
Probably right. But I wouldnt post the question "Should I kill Obama? Should I?", while posing with something that looks like a firearm. Charges may not come but you're life would become a living hell I'd bet.


From a legal standpoint, I think it's also very relevant (moreso, IMO) not only that it was phrased as a question, but also that it wasn't directed at a particular person.
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[quote]On Dec 31, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
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On Dec 30, 2014, landmark wrote:

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A terroristic threat is defined as a declaration of intent to commit a crime of violence against another with the intent of threatening a person, building, facility, or public or private habitat.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terroristic_threat

Given that the "weapon" in question is an AirSoft replica together with the fact that the caption asks "should I?" rather than "I'm going to," I don't believe the charge will hold up.

Does a declaration have to be verbal? These people were also charged with making terroristic threats while armed with an Airsoft, none of them verbalized a threat.

http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-court......roristic

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story......c6FGlD5Q

http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/wom......4c5.html

Of course all of these people were actually physically present to display the Airsoft, it was not just in the context of a picture.

Not sure if the charges stuck in any of the above cases.
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Probably right. But I wouldnt post the question "Should I kill Obama? Should I?", while posing with something that looks like a firearm. Charges may not come but you're life would become a living hell I'd bet.


From a legal standpoint, I think it's also very relevant (moreso, IMO) not only that it was phrased as a question, but also that it wasn't directed at a particular person.


Possibly. How do we know it wasn't directed at the cop who drives that car?
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Could be, but it didn't sound to me as if it could be identified that specifically.
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More details and photos here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-......-it.html

Also

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-teen-a......-police/

"In a tweet allegedly posted by Toliver after posting the picture he said 'Everyone is Posting The Pic of The One Picture But No one Will Post The One That's Right Before It That Shows Its an Airsoft.'"
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Could be, but it didn't sound to me as if it could be identified that specifically.


Depending on the day and location, it may be easily identifiable to the officers that work that area but who knows.

I'd just highly recommend for people to not make threats with what looks to be a firearm, use some common sense.
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Of course there are going to be individual cases where having black skin may be an advantage, but overall, in America today, and yesterday as well, of course, the privilege that comes with white skin is large. The monetary aspects are the most quantifiable but there are so many unquantifiable privileges as well. Not the least of which is that white people do not have to start off in a defensive position with regard to their intelligence and honesty.

The author below was in the news this week for receiving a multi-million dollar multi-book contract (he writes military science fiction). The story mentioned his popular blog. The entry below (second link) seems relevant to what you wrote. I just excerpted a couple of lines as a preview.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/25/busine......eal.html

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/st......here-is/

"Imagine life here in the US - or indeed, pretty much anywhere in the Western world - is a massive role playing game, like World of Warcraft except appallingly mundane, where most quests involve the acquisition of money, cell phones and donuts ... In the role playing game known as The Real World, 'Straight White Male' is the lowest difficulty setting there is."
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I think he definitely got it wrong.

Rich 'anything' is easily a much lower difficulty setting.
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I think he definitely got it wrong.

Rich 'anything' is easily a much lower difficulty setting.

I don't know if you read the article and its followup updates, but if you did you missed an important point. I'm quoting below:

Your description should have put wealth/class as part of the difficulty setting.

Nope. Money and class are both hugely important and can definitely compensate for quite a lot, which I have of course noted in the entry itself. But they belong in the stats category because wealth and class are not an inherent part of one’s personal nature - and in the US particularly, part of our cultural sorting behavior - in the manner that race, gender and sexuality are (note "inherent" here does not necessarily mean "immutable," but that's a conversation I’m not going to go into great detail about right now). You can disagree, of course. But speaking as someone who has been at both the bottom and the top of the wealth and class spectrum here in the US, I think I have enough personal knowledge on the matter to say it belongs where I put it.
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Has he been on multiple sides of the race spectrum?
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"The silliest example of this I've seen are the fellows who’ve noted darkly (no pun intended) that I live in a little town that’s more than 98% white; I think the idea there is that I choose to live among the white folks and/or don’t know what it’s like to live among the dark folks. Leaving aside anything else about this assertion that's racist and stupid (and ignores the idea that there might possibly be women and/or gays and lesbians in Darke County, Ohio), this is an interesting argument to offer about someone who grew up in the LA area, went to school in Chicago, and then lived in Fresno and the DC area prior to moving to Darke County, Ohio, and whose family here in Ohio is packed to the brim with people of Hispanic and African-American descent. Perhaps a little research - perhaps on this very site! - might have been in order." - John Scalzi.
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"The silliest example of this I've seen are the fellows who’ve noted darkly (no pun intended) that I live in a little town that’s more than 98% white; I think the idea there is that I choose to live among the white folks and/or don’t know what it’s like to live among the dark folks. Leaving aside anything else about this assertion that's racist and stupid (and ignores the idea that there might possibly be women and/or gays and lesbians in Darke County, Ohio), this is an interesting argument to offer about someone who grew up in the LA area, went to school in Chicago, and then lived in Fresno and the DC area prior to moving to Darke County, Ohio, and whose family here in Ohio is packed to the brim with people of Hispanic and African-American descent. Perhaps a little research - perhaps on this very site! - might have been in order." - John Scalzi.



He's incorrect in what he "thinks the idea here" is. I have no idea what the demographics of his community are, nor do I care. He speaks "as someone who has been at the top and the bottom of the wealth and class spectrum" as though it gives him credibility; but while he may know multiple sides of the economic equation, he only knows one side of the race equation. He's not qualified on a firsthand basis to compare being rich and black to being poor and white. Moreover, there are African Americans who disagree with him.
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The fact that some African Americans might not agree with him doesn't make him wrong. I think, though, that it's safe to say that a majority African Americans probably would agree with him as, as could a majority of whites.

His argument seems pretty good to me.
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On May 26, 2015, mastermindreader wrote:
The fact that some African Americans might not agree with him doesn't make him wrong. I think, though, that it's safe to say that a majority African Americans probably would agree with him as, as could a majority of whites.


I agree with this paragraph.

None of which makes him right, either.
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