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Should SodaHead Allow People To Threaten The Life Of The President or Anyone For That Matter ?

Che Guevara - Hero 2012/06/20 21:19:38
NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
YES, Death Threats are OKAY
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Should SodaHead Allow People To Threaten The Life Of The President or Anyone For That Matter ?

Lately there seems to be a rash of disturbed and imbalanced people threatening the life of the President of the United States and other SH Members. Should SH be allowing this type of dangerous behavior ?

Threatening the President of the United States
is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States".

The United States Attorneys' Manual states that the Terrorism and Violent Crime Section has supervisory authority over Section 871 cases.

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  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2012/06/20 23:59:08
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +9
    Thanx Che cuz all the flags that were put up on the post I believe you are talking about were taken down. I even told Fef about it & the post still stands. Allowing these threats to stand because this is a Conservative website simply paints their side of the aisle as crazy people who are bent on doing violence to get their way.

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  • Che Gue... jackola... 2012/06/21 21:11:08
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    Off your meds again ?
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/06/21 16:26:00
  • john Kills 2012/06/21 14:27:22
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    john Kills
    +2
    It's not a matter of what sodahead allows. People need to be careful of what they say about the president's life unless they want the FBI, CIA, Secret Service on their ass
  • Chuck 2012/06/21 14:07:22
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    Chuck
    +1
    It's not as simple as "yes' or "no". If you write a letter to someone and threaten their life; no one knows about it except the sender and the receiver. The Post Office had nothing to do with it, allowing it or not allowing it. IF the receiver complains to the authorities then of course they can prosecute the sender for making threats and using the U.S. MAIL to do so. Whether or not the S.H. site should allow it or not, is a position that is similar to that of the Post Office; they have little to nothing to do with it unless a complaint is made. Then, they still have little to do with the matter simply because it is now in the hands of the authorities. No one "allows" something like that to happen and it is virtually impossible to police. So, as long as we all know (as we should) that threatening people's lives is against the law regardless of how it is done or through what media then the question as to whether S.H. or any other media should "allow" is redundant.
  • ally 2012/06/21 13:53:26
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    ally
    +1
    NO. No one's life should be threatened, here, and these comments/posts should be removed immediately.
  • blindfaith 2012/06/21 13:10:35
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    blindfaith
    Perhaps it's just over exuberance, and rarely serious.
  • UnusualSuspect 2012/06/21 13:04:02
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    UnusualSuspect
    +1
    I reported a woman yesterday who said that "assassination is an executive privilege," in referring to Obama.

    Is she still on SH?

    I don't know...ask Fef...

    And this lovely gem from Stormy Rae, of Ohio...

    "everytime i make a comment about his public justice, i say it in accordance with committing crimes against humanity, and i dont care if obama is human, he is the one that said he was going to fake his own assassination attempt. he thinks it is necessary to kill innocent people that mite have policy opposition or indefinitely detain them for their opinions, so why should the people that this country belongs to be able to say the same about obama if he orders the murder of innocent people."

    I don't recall Obama ever saying he was going to fake his own assassination, do you?

    This woman needs help...and I mean now!
  • Commrade#371 2012/06/21 12:25:14
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    Commrade#371
    +1
    I suppose it is your right to threaten, but Sodahead can do what it wants.
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2012/06/21 12:19:12
    YES, Death Threats are OKAY
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    Anyone has the right to threaten, but when they act upon it is where I draw the line.
  • Teresa brutusi... 2012/06/21 14:06:33
    Teresa
    +1
    In my country, treaten another human life is punished, don't need to act on it
  • brutusi... Teresa 2012/06/21 14:13:14
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    I see Threats as freedom of speech, no matter how offensive it is.
  • Teresa brutusi... 2012/06/21 14:26:40
    Teresa
    +1
    I DON'T. Freedom of speach for me is being able to say what you think about anything, without being offensive to other people thoughts.
  • brutusi... Teresa 2012/06/21 14:31:52
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    That makes no sence. Anyone can take offens to anything said. Perseption is a b*tch.
  • Teresa brutusi... 2012/06/21 14:37:41
    Teresa
    +1
    Come on! I know when I'm being offensive. I'm not talking about misunderstandings or being too sensitive, of course is a matter of perception, and believe me, is quite difficult to shock of offend me, but treating somebody's life or personal safety should never be allowed, non in the net, non in the street
  • brutusi... Teresa 2012/06/21 14:48:41
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    Why?

    Most death threats come from extreme emotions and are just venting. Should we prosecute people for venting? I think not.
  • Teresa brutusi... 2012/06/21 14:59:25
    Teresa
    +2
    Don't know, even if I'm in an emotional mood (not often), I'm still a rational animal (rational is the impotant point), so usually I'm able to think before opening my mouth, sorry if I'm being offensive, by the way
  • brutusi... Teresa 2012/06/21 15:34:34
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    No offense taken. I'm just trying to say that words are just that words. Actions are the real threat. People threaten a lot of things everyday. It's ridiculous to think that we should prosecute people for words.
  • Teresa brutusi... 2012/06/21 15:36:58
    Teresa
    Why not? In my own experience, you get slapped, that's it, only a sting, a moment, then it goes away. Some words can stay with you a lifetime
  • Jo Teresa 2012/06/21 20:22:25
    Jo
    thats because you're smart:))
  • Jo brutusi... 2012/06/21 20:22:06
    Jo
    people need to be more adult than that---theres no excuse for saying things that you dont mean.
  • Teresa Jo 2012/06/22 00:28:03
    Teresa
    +1
    Completly ageed
  • J Teresa 2012/06/21 20:49:14
    J
    You might know - but it is the OTHER PERSON'S perception.
  • Teresa J 2012/06/22 00:34:07
    Teresa
    Saying that killing somebody or harming phisically anyone is the right thing to do, how is that a problem of perception? I don't get it
  • J Teresa 2012/06/21 20:48:38
    J
    +2
    You just offended me by saying that freedom of speech is being able to say what you think. I think I will now report you to the authorities.
  • Jo J 2012/06/24 05:55:32 (edited)
    Jo
    freedom of speech is NOT about being able to say whatever you think--freedom of speech was designed for political speech--not for idiots to hide behind whenever they say something stupid and arent big enough to admit that they shouldnt have said it:)
  • Jim Teresa 2012/06/21 21:24:47
    Jim
    +1
    Freedom of speech only goes so far. You can't stand up in a crowded theater and sjout fire if there is no fire an exclaim 'Freedom of Speach'.
  • Jo brutusi... 2012/06/21 20:21:01
    Jo
    you would be mistaken--it doesnt matter how YOU see it, they're illegal. period.
  • LittleM... Teresa 2012/06/21 19:13:45
    LittleMistersMom
    +2
    No worries, Threats are NOT a freedom of speech here either, and actually can land you in jail. Some people just think they're above the law.
  • Jo brutusi... 2012/06/21 20:20:18
    Jo
    +1
    threats against someone's life are illlegal, so, no, they DO NOT have that right--and all threats against the POTUS are taken seriously.
  • Fred 2012/06/21 12:08:15
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    Fred
    +2
    Did this come up when Bush was president
  • Chris -... Fred 2012/06/21 13:09:20
  • Jo Chris -... 2012/06/21 20:23:04
    Jo
    +1
    what movies?
  • Chris -... Jo 2012/06/21 20:53:52
  • Jo Fred 2012/06/21 20:23:33
    Jo
    a threat against the president is a threat against the president--doesnt matter who it is, its still illegal.
  • Fred Jo 2012/06/22 11:57:47
    Fred
    Then why hasnt Obama done something agaianst the New Black Panther Party for bountys and threats on the life of zinnerman
  • Jo Fred 2012/06/22 13:32:26
    Jo
    thats for law enforcement, not the president.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2012/06/21 11:43:21 (edited)
  • Huntclan 2012/06/21 11:03:39
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    Huntclan
    +3
    I haven't seen this happen and don't imagine SH would tolerate it.
  • Mopvyzo 2012/06/21 10:59:24
    NO, SH Should NOT allow Death Threats
    Mopvyzo
    +1
    I'm just glad no one has threatened me yet.
  • Chris -... Mopvyzo 2012/06/21 11:43:55

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