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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:01 AM

Georgia teen arrested after allegedly threatening Trump online

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Reply Georgia teen arrested after allegedly threatening Trump online (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2016 OP
Ford_Prefect Mar 2016 #1
AgerolanAmerican Mar 2016 #2
cwydro Mar 2016 #3
AgerolanAmerican Mar 2016 #4
cwydro Mar 2016 #5
Naruto Uzimaki Mar 2016 #6
Ptah Mar 2016 #7
TexasTowelie Mar 2016 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:52 AM

1. Local source covers this.

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A Georgia teen has been arrested following accusations that he threatened GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump online.

According to the Troup County Sheriff's Office, their investigators and U.S. Secret Service agents have arrested and charged a 16-year-old, after the teen issued death threats against Trump on social media.

Investigators discovered the death threats and immediately notified the FBI and Secret Service task force. Investigators and agents arrested the teen at home on Monday.

The teen's name and the content of the social media threats have not been released. The teen was charged, and the Troup County Sheriff's Office is not releasing any more information at this time.


http://www.wtvm.com/story/31539012/ga-teen-arrested-for-online-threats-against-gop-front-runner-trump

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:11 AM

2. F free speech I guess

 

and yes I know that threats are not part of free speech but venting frustration sure is. Unless the threat is actually credible, what these actions are really doing is narrowing the legal space for free expression of opinion.

I could threaten to conquer China and be pretty sure that the Chinese military won't be planning for the event.

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Response to AgerolanAmerican (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:16 AM

3. Anyone who threatens to kill someone who is under secret service protection is a fool.

That is just stupid.

Besides the fact, no one should threaten to kill anyone. Ever.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:55 AM

4. Sure it's foolish

 

it's also foolish to be arresting people who are just venting and have no actual plans to do anything

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Response to AgerolanAmerican (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:02 AM

5. And just how are they supposed to know who is serious or "just vening"?

Are you for real? Making death threats is "venting"? I've vented a lot in my life, and I've never threatened to kill anyone.

If I was a public figure and my life was threatened, I'd sure as hell expect whoever made those threats to face consequences.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:02 AM

6. It took some balls but

not too smart. This kid is going to learn quick you don't threaten to kill people especially a presidential candidate under SS protection.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 09:58 PM

7. How much would you make if I disabled adblock?

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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:30 PM

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