Skip to comments.Police: Md. man made threat, 'joker' reference
Posted on 07/28/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT by MozillaEdited on 07/28/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) - A week after the Colorado movie theater massacre, a Maryland man was taken into custody when police said he made a "joker" reference and threatened to shoot up a business he was being fired from.
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An avid firearms collector in a deep-blue state making jokes about committing mass murder shortly after a mass murder incident?
There is a level of stupidity here that is simply mind-boggling. What did he think was going to happen?
In MD he will be released because he didn’t really “do” anything
His employer (the one whose brains he “joked” about splattering) will be sued to pay him severance and unemployment
“In MD he will be released because he didnt really do anything”
No, the other way. The next mass killer in MD will get a free ride - this guy will never see another day as a free man.
I don't think he was going to kill his boss or anyone else. He was just running his mouth. Free speech? Sure. So is saying the word BOMB on an airplane. Is it smart? No.
Just a phone call, with no actual process toward carrying it out, I doubt is a serious crime, if a crime at all. (There I go being a lawyer). Stupid is as stupid does.
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