Homegrown terrorists in the US

My, my - seems people are overreacting a bit, a good ass-whopping would probably have been more educational than prison time:

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10-Year-Old Charged for Making Threats to Blow Up School

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Associated press

ORNELIA, Georgia — A 10-year-old boy has been charged with making a terrorist threat after threatening “blow up some teachers” and bring bombs to his elementary school, officials said.

The boy was arrested after one of the children relayed the threat to school officials and, on Oct. 20, officials and police found the student’s backpack in a classroom with two devices inside. The boy said the devices were bombs, but officials said they were not flammable or explosive.

The boy has been charged as a juvenile with four counts of making terroristic threats and two counts of possessing a destructive device. Ford said the charges.

The boy’s name was not released because he is a minor.

One of the devices was described as a small glass jar containing a solid white substance and a plastic sandwich bag. The other was a candy wrapper containing a tubular piece of cardboard, about the size of an index finger, stuffed with the white solid substance, said Habersham County Board of Education Police Chief Don Ford.

The “destructive device” charge was leveled because, “If you represent it as such, then you can be charged with it,” Ford said.

School officials said the child, who is currently with his parents, has been suspended.[/quote]
Source

Or has Fox News perhaps been making up that story, now that they have a license to lie?

what does that even mean?

Fox News won a case / appeal in court based on the argument that it’s not illegal to lie or distort the news. Gives a whole new meaning to ‘Fair and Balanced’, doesn’t it?

what does that even mean?[/quote]ralphy -
Don’t feed the…well…you know, those things that live under the bridge in fairy tales… :idunno:[/quote]
Uh, what ever happened to discussing in a civil manner’? Your accusation is poorly concealed, so I guess you know what comes next …

[quote]Fox News won a case / appeal in court based on the argument that it’s not illegal to lie or distort the news. Gives a whole new meaning to ‘Fair and Balanced’, doesn’t it[/quote]?

Can I ask why Euros have such a hard-on for this network? I don’t care for it much myself but you do realize there is another 10 plus news broadcasts to choose from? Isn’t their rightwing media/news Europe? It’s like there is 5 or 6 catch phrases they like to say over and over. Branch out on your rants otherwise you just look stupid when your smoking your fag, thrusting your hips back and forth saying "yaaaaa wevvv Europeans are sooo sophisticated :wanker:

Rascal doesn’t smoke. He does have pretty nice hips though and he really know how to move them.

Seriously though, what is it about Fox Network that makes flames come out of Euros :fume: ears? I would have to guess unless you have lived in the U.S. or Satellite T.V. guys got this on his package deal they’ve never even watched it before. The words “fair and balanced” also seem to get them riled up. I mean if my tax dollars paid for Fox (like the “fair and balanced” BBC) I guess I would be a little pissed off too but it’s a commercial paid network. Don’t countries in Europe have right leaning newspapers, T.V. networks, etc.? I’m sure I’m missing something here so please enlighten me Rascal.

We don’t have right-leaning media, all Europeans are lefties, didn’t you know? :wink: Fox News is just our “favorite” among US media, given that it is not only right leaning but has been exposed making up stories. Further a study has shown that Fox News viewers are most likely to be misinformed compared to other news channels (the study has been posted before, run a search if interested). Anyhow, the thread wasn’t meant to be about Fox News but rather the actions taken against a 10-year old, which IMO seem somewhat excessive.