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  •  It's strange that cameras are now the feared (6+ / 0-)

    weapon that elicit charges of brawlishness and arrest for disorderly conduct.

    Fear of the dissemination of information is now a bigger threat to the welfare of the state than actual weapons of death?  

    <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

    by bronte17 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 09:18:44 AM PST

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    •  He wasn't arrested... (5+ / 0-)

      ...for using a camera. He was arrested for uttering a death threat. And, in all likelihood, nothing will come of it, so can we all try to calm down a bit?

      •  No, he wasn't arrested for a death threat. (1+ / 0-)
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        That is the rightwing spin. Now you can call it intimidation, but it was not a death threat.

        He was arrested for misdemeanors.

        The sheriff's office has forwarded charges against Mr. Fuller of threats and intimidation, as well as disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, to the county attorney's office, Mr. Ogan said.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:23:26 AM PST

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        •  "Threats and intimidation" (3+ / 0-)
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          The sheriff's office has forwarded charges against Mr. Fuller of threats and intimidation, as well as disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, to the county attorney's office, Mr. Ogan said.

          The sheriff's office is calling it both threats and intimidation.  And if the threat consists of saying "you're dead", then I think that could be adequately described as a death threat.

          I never said it was a capital felony, in fact, I said right here that nothing was likely to come of it.  Assuming, as I do, that Mr. Fuller is not a menace to society, I imagine he's going to be embarrassed for losing his temper, and that's about it.

    •  Is that camera registered? (3+ / 0-)
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      by Debby on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 10:03:26 AM PST

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    •  He wasn't a threat to others (1+ / 0-)
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      and we really shouldn't tolerate anyone characterizing him as such.

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      by Betty Pinson on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 01:04:41 PM PST

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