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"If such a communication is addressed to a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official who is covered by section 1114, the individual shall be fined under this title, imprisonednot more than 10 years, or both."
I'm wondering why threatening a US Judge or federal cop carries a penalty twice as harsh as threatening oh, say, a state judge or a city cop. Don't the federal employees work for US? How is it they're considered so much more important? No wonder they think their perspiration doesn't stink.
Oh, wait, it was Congress that wrote that law, wasn't it? Now, I understand.
'Nuff said. Thanks legion.
TITLE 18 USCCHAPTER 41 - EXTORTION AND THREATSSec. 876. Mailing threatening communicationsc) Whoever knowingly so deposits or causes to be delivered as aforesaid, any communication with or without a name or designating mark subscribed thereto, addressed to any other person and containing any threat to kidnap any person OR ANY THREAT TO INJURE THE PERSON OF THE ADDRESSEE OR OF ANOTHER, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. If such a communication is addressed to a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official who is covered by section 1114, the individual shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
Well we just have to agree to disagree then. I'll stick to my guns and you to yours. Once you started questioning my comments, I went back and researched the situation via FBI website. My opinion remains the same...sorry
Two words: domestic terrorism
Look it up!
Ahhh, thanks Adriana. I know that was the first article posted from Bay City. (Was not aware of the press conference yesterday.) I sure hope they find this person. One should never threaten a kid let alone another person.
Cherry - The Texas Rangers are the lead investigators in this case. Mr. Brown said the FBI offered help, but they are not involved yet. He said this at the 2 p.m. press conference yesterday.
I also confirmed this information with the Bay City chief of police.
my daughter's basketball team (El Campo) was supposed to play BC yesterday but was cancelled because of all this : (
hope he does. what an @ss.
According to the Bay City Tribune the FBI is helping with the Texas Rangers. "The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Texas Rangers joined the law enforcement team working to bring quick justice to whomever sent Bay City Superintendent Keith Brown the handwritten letter containing graphic, terroristic threats to Bay City students on Tuesday, Dec. 28."You can check it out for yourself... http://baycitytribune.com/news/articl...
"specific location on campus"
"on" should be "or"
"personal" should be "personnel"
"I don't fell safe right now."
"fell" should be "feel"
Still no involvement from the FBI? How brazen of the police chief. That is one gamble I would not take. I understand the United States' stance that terrorists and their threats will not be tolerated but come on, get someone in there who has experience with terroristic threats and attacks. I doubt those officers have had to pull their guns, much less deal with terrorists.
That along with programs that allow one to disguise his phone number.
Unless they used a pay as you go phone, with cash.