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Thread: Police Foil Teen's Bomb Plot on School

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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!

    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?
    No. Conspiracy is a crime, you need intent and planning of some level. Writing a story or journal entry isn't intent, but if they have evidence that he was collecting materials then it's conspiracy. Assault is a "no crime" crime in that it is a threat of immenent violence, not the violence itself, it's the intent to commit harm that is illegal in that case.
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    Re: Plan To Throw Grenades At Six Blacks & 1 Gay Foiled By Police!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    So if I go to a bar and yell, "You're lucky I don't beat your ass" I should be charged with conspiracy to commit assault?
    Big difference between beating someone up and blowing someone up.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    If someone were to write fictitious events down, including how to make grenades and blowing people up, they would do it as the basis for a novel. They wouldn't write it down in a personal diary or journal. While it seems harmless, since he wasn't able to carry out his plans, the problem is he had the thought to do it. And obviously he had done research on how to do it. I am glad he was taken into custody NOW instead of AFTER 7 people potentially suffered the consequences.
    Where are we going to allow the thought police to go?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Where are we going to allow the thought police to go?
    It's one thing to make a mistake and get in trouble for it. On the other hand, it's completely different when you are up to no good. If you don't want to get in trouble, then don't do bad things or plan to do bad things. Plain and simple.

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