Sgt Kenneth Steil was a very well decorated Detroit Police Sargent, who lost his life, due to complications from a gunshot wound, suffered in the line
of duty. Sgt. Steil was apparently a very well liked policeman, known for helping the community. A link below, if you want to know a little more
about the man. He seemed to be a great human and a great policeman.
News Channel 'WXYZ' had a live stream of his funeral, so people could pay their respects.
One man, decided to do something completely different and now he is facing serious charges.
Man Facing Charges After
Here is my question,
Should this mans facebook post be considered a threat?
For those of you who cannot read the article... During the live stream of the funeral, a man posted
"maybe I should drop a bomb on the building to get rid of the rest of y'all" followed by multiple 'cry-laugh' emojis, along with "100" emojis
and a numberblock, building and cop emoji, most likely symbolizing a bomb, building, and police.
In my opinion, this man should not have been charged with any crime, let alone one that will be investigated federally.
Apparently, this man has a pretty long rap sheet and a history of posting anti-cop rhetoric on social media, along with pictures of guns, drugs, gang
Hard as it is, I try to leave that alone when thinking about whether this is a valid threat or not.
With that said, this seems like a terrible attempt to look cool for his friends or troll, or a poor attempt at humor. Not a crime.
When I said this to people at work, who were watching the same news story, I was quickly showered with harsh criticism.
What about you, ATS... Am I in the wrong for feeling that this guy should NOT be charged with a crime?
When was the last time a serious threat had 6 'laughy faces' and a 'one-hunnid' emoji attached to it?