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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I think we should start oppressive grenade legislation now. This way, when kids start to journal about killing several people by stabbing them to death, we can conduct federal raids on Benihana and arrest those conspirators.
    I was thinking about this as well. At what point should police intervene? This was not just a teenager saying he was going to bomb several people. He had specific targets, a plan of attack, and even began the construction of explosive devices.

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

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    Intent. Spin again.
    I know you need to prove intent to convict, but don't you also need a crime first?

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Quote Originally Posted by hawke812 View Post
    I was thinking about this as well. At what point should police intervene? This was not just a teenager saying he was going to bomb several people. He had specific targets, a plan of attack, and even began the construction of explosive devices.
    They should intervene when the threat is legitimate. First of all, he didn't have anything that was dangerous. I also hate to be the bearer of bad news for the kid, but even if he had everything that was listed...he still couldn't make a bomb.

    From what I've seen, he had all the materials to make a bunch of noisemakers you'd see at a football game. Yeah, arrest him for that. Better yet, let's use the FBI to track everyone who buys aluminum foil and bathroom cleaner at the same time.

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    I know you need to prove intent to convict, but don't you also need a crime first?
    See "war on terror" and get back to us.
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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I wonder what law he broke?

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I wonder what law he broke?
    Good question. How many males have ever said, after seeing an attractive female, "I'd like to get a piece of that", while carrying a concealed rape tool? While this situation is certainly more serious than that, it is, none the less, a fantasy or dream that shows "wrong thinking". While clearly a sign of serious mental health issues, it was not a violent crime, or even conspiracy to commit one. This situation, IMHO, should result in his involuntary commitment to a secure mental health facility, until such time as the juvenile is adjudged to no longer be a threat (if ever). It is also unclear, from the OP linked story, what circumstances led the teacher to find/read the student's "journal". This could well be the students intent, to get "caught" and gain the publicity, without any real intent to carry out the act. Carefully leaving out possesion of any actual explosives or fuses, but leaving a clear trail of "evidence" that got publicity without need to carry out any criminal act.
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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    One phone call or an officer stopping by the house would have taken care of this inane horse-****.

    Not that I'm sympathetic to this behavior. But we have enough felons already. Now, I guarantee you this kid will be a lifelong loser and criminal. I suppose welfare will take care of him....

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Out of curiosity, would this have been a non-issue if the targets were straight and white?

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Out of curiosity, would this have been a non-issue if the targets were straight and white?

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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    There is absolutely no reason to be sympathetic to this guy. For Gods sake...they managed to PREVENT a moron from at least attempting to kill 7 people (and whoever else may have been around them). Lets count this a win and throw the little sonofabitch into a cell with some new best friends...30-40 years sounds about right. And then lets make his life in prison a reality show so any other little jagoff contemplating such behavior might have real second thoughts about it. Get off the train to namby pamby land. Actions have consequences. This kid should be hit with every possible charge they can make stick.

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