posted on May, 17 2011 @ 01:26 PM
Please folks, let's let at this sensibly. The kid was not under arrest, and the SS folks just wanted to talk to him about something which is DEADLY
SERIOUS. How were his "rights" violated?
Let’s look at the situation: An unknown person – it’s the internet; it could really be anyone! - purporting to be a junior high school on his
Facebook page writes a comment that could EASILY be construed as a thinly veiled threat against our president. The Secret Service, clued into this
possible threat, decides that they must know for certain who it was that made this statement, and what their intent was. Just because someone says on
Facebook that they're some innocent little kid living in Washington state doesn't mean that they are. So the SS finds out who the person make the
statement purports to be, determines where they might talk to him, and shows up at the school. Surprise surprise, it's an adolescent not yet
concerned or even aware that many meanings may be read into a simple statement when that statement is lacking in nuance or awareness that outsiders
can read into things ideas which weren't in the mind of the communicator. Imagine a 14-year-old communicating in a clumsy fashion! Whoa!
That anyone would be outraged or concerned that the Secret Service is covering ALL their bases is lunacy. Again, they didn't detain this child, and
they have to assume that he could have actually been threatening the president. Must law enforcement officers consult with parents or guardians if a
14-year-old kid makes a veiled threat to an adult on the street? The answer is 'no,' The SS was in the position of determining the true nature of
a perceived threat, and through their investigation, found that there was nothing to be alarmed about. Case closed!