My tweet was silly, but the police reaction was absurd

For one joke on Twitter I've had my civil liberties trampled on, and have now got a criminal record. Isn't this against free speech?


maulotaur 5 years 15 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago

He intentionally posts something that could clearly cause distress by threat of mass destruction for his own amusement, and then uses the excuse 'oh but it was a joke' when they come for him. I don't find much sympathy for his outcome as anyone with a brain can see how making such remarks (especially in a medium like a message post) can and will be interpreted for what it specifically states.

Oh common, of course it wasn't a literal comment that he made.

Repsher 5 years 15 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago

No rational person would see that as a genuine threat. Would a person who blogged something on Facebook really have true intentions of blowing up an airport, especially the way it was phrased? Cut the man some slack. I know I've done and said a lot of stupid things in the moment, then upon reflection wonder, what was I thinking. I fortunately didn't get a felony and fines when I did. Which is beside the point, the reaction they had towards this guy is so over dramatic it would put Richard Simmons to shame.

ignore this

TiltingTom 5 years 15 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago

I can't delete my own comment.

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