If I make a direct threat- let's say I threaten the president directly ( "I hate the SOB and I am gonna blow his head off") and I have a history of
mental issues/ police record with murder, beatings, ect as long as the LA freeway- Someone's gonna sit up and take notice and I would find myself in
cuffs, and in a jail cell. Even if I didn't have a record these days, someone would probably be showing up at my door and asking all sorts of
*Which BTW- DONT. This is an example only, OK HS?*
If I say something like- 'The president keeps on, he's going to find himself shot or something', and say it as a casual observer (like the poor
fool Cheney plugged- I'll bet $$ someone was watching and got at least "That guy's gonna get"-BLAM! "Yikes!"), that's one thing. If it's a
veiled threat, that is ANOTHER. The mafia is famous for their 'If you dont do (insert some thing, like pay money), you's mights find your selfs in
an accidentally- yaknowwhatImean?' Which is what? a THREAT. Not to mention the mafia has a reputation for this sort of thing...
We have radical muslims- flag burners, people who are REAL vocal about slicing off heads, causing mayhem, and all sorts of violence saying if the SP
people 'dont quit, something bad'll happen (yaknowwhatImean?) to them. If it was one of us, without a violent background- observation. People with a
violent background? THREAT. Radical muslims saying this have to be regarded as a THREAT. And treated accordingly. YaknowwhatImean?
[edit on 23-4-2010 by wylekat]