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Originally posted by ickylevel
I don't really know what prevents video gamers from being called terrorist theses days. I think it will come soon (worst than the map maker terrorists)...
Originally posted by CHA0S
reply to post by Mudman21
That's bull, he knew exactly what he was drawing. But that doesn't change a thing, maybe if he pulled a gun on the teacher there'd be more reason for concern...but a drawing...especially from an autistic boy...sheesh, show some lenience...that's way over the top...
Karen Finn says that her son, 8th grader Shane Finn, doesn’t understand why he is in trouble. She says the boy is autistic and has the mental capacity of a 3rd grader.
EDIT: Mudman, that avatar disturbs me more than any other on ATS.
[edit on 14/5/10 by CHA0S]
Often known as a terroristic threat, this misdemeanor charge occurs when an individual communicates any type of threat that causes a person or group to be in fear of bodily harm, disrupts an assembly, public gathering or the use of a public building or indicates an attempt to interrupt or disrupt any type of public service such as telephones, water, sewage or electricity.
Terrorist threat charges can also occur with threats to the government or any school, public officer or emergency service organization as well as those directed as particular private individuals. Stalking, harassment and public misconduct and also result in terrorist threat charges.
Terrorism is generally defined as the use or threat of use of violence against civilians, non-military personnel and ‘innocents’ in order to advance political or religious agendas and meet political or religious goals. Terrorism is used as leverage against governments and organizations, as the threat of terrorism is an effective measure for causing fear in a population and getting government bodies to react quickly to perceived threats. Acts of terrorism deliberately target random targets in order to sow the seeds of fear.
Originally posted by free_form
Okay, so an autistic kid draws himself shooting a teacher (...roughly.. they were stick figures after all.)
Someone please explain to me how an autistic boy with the mental capacity of a 3rd grader would even go about acquiring a gun?
Here is a link to a contact form for the boy's school.
Send these guys a piece of your mind everybody.