Thursday, March 30, 2006

New adventures in American jurisprudence.

I'm sorry ... what page of the criminal code are you reading from?

A 13-year-old Ockerman Middle School student has been charged with threatening George W. Bush, just days before the president is set to throw the first pitch for Reds Opening Day in Cincinnati.

The teen - described by a police investigator as a student of presidential politics - remained in the custody of his mother Tuesday afternoon at their Florence home.

He is charged with one felony count of terroristic threatening.

"Terroristic threatening?" Can "terroristic money laundering" be far behind?


Mike said...

As a parent in the area, this is not the first time that disturbing events have happened. At my son's elementary school a child brought in a stick of dynamite for show and tell! No charges filed! I have also heard that the FBI and SS will not press charges against the 13 yr old.

Mike said...

According to the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS 508.080):

508.080 Terroristic threatening in the third degree.
(1) Except as provided in KRS 508.075 or 508.078, a person is guilty of terroristic
threatening in the third degree when:
(a) He threatens to commit any crime likely to result in death or serious physical
injury to another person or likely to result in substantial property damage to
another person; or
(b) He intentionally makes false statements for the purpose of causing evacuation
of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation.
(2) Terroristic threatening in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

the rev. said...

Thoughtcrime is more like it.