At 3/17/09 05:06 PM, Zerok wrote:
Your analysis of the situation and what you thought of it is irrelevant, in terms of the level of threat presented.
You said as a threat, I'm stating this isn't a threat.
That's not the same thing AT ALL.
Because "I'm going to kill a bunch of people at my school today, brb"
"I want to kill John Doe"
Are TOTALLY not the same thing.
sirtom posted with intent, naming his target, his planned time of action as well as a picture to back up his claims. That's LEAGUES away from someone saying "grrrrrg I'ma kill someone today."
Intent - I wanna kill people
Emo intent - I wanna kill someone
ToA - School (Nearest chance)
Emo ToA - Whenever I can (Nearest chance)
Picture of a greenish box holding no evidence
Picture of them being extremely emo, still no evidence
Clearly you take things on a case by case basis. This case had a real threat, no matter what he actually intended to do. You can't go making threats of that magnitude in a public place and not expect some blowback.
Sorry, should I cluster every instance together and decide from that? I'm pretty sure that's how this business started. The killing one, I mean. How is this threat any less real or public than the hollow "everyday " ones? An open website for flash gamers and makers is less public than a website for emo kids? That's like saying Hot Topic is less public than Macys.
Because you've interviewed the administration of every kid friendly site in the world, right?
If someone reposted this on Nickelodeon.com (or the like) I'm sure you wouldn't get arrested.
The website's clientele had very little to do with this, if anything at all.
Of COURSE it did. If there were a million Rigs and DHTs, this would've turned out much differently than a million people who took it as I did.
But meh, he's in jail for a B.S. thing he never planned to do, just because it happened before. Nothing we can do to change it.