The courts need to call it how it is. They are satanists not terrorists. Just look at them.
And that isn't the middle finger, it's a charactor holding a sword.
They are being charged using a new law that prosecutes those who display things in public with the intent to instill terror. The law requires that the prosecutors prove intent. I don't think that is something they can prove (based on what I know about the story).
The reality is the news stations raised the terror.
The police department have to take responsibility for over-reacting. If (not endorsing this) someone put a bomb in a trashcan in boston 10 minutes from now then filmed the innocuous looking trashcan blowing up, what would be the metric determing whether the trashcan or LED display warranted spending the supposive $750,000?
A video game charactor flipping the bird is not a valid reason to respond that forcefully.
They are only protecting americans' right to display fear.
in review, the government (police in this case) need to stop pissing away money, and the media needs to become accountable for instilling terror. Perhaps the next law should be aimed at prohibiting the media from instilling terror?
the <30 year olds come off looking pretty stupid, but I think perhaps they subconsciencely carried out the 'acts' knowing how it could look, but feeling society needs an injection of satire. Let's face it, the US has become entirely ridiculous.
The press has the attitude that the courts will look dimmly on the two men for talking about 70s hairstyles at the press conference. Convicting the two men on that premise is illconceived no matter how much human nature might make one feel entitled to do so. They are entitled to an opinion too, and they obviously felt the situation was ridculous and felt proud for being the ones expose over-reactors and the attention it brought. Being a smart ass does not default a man as a criminal. Parody can be legitimate expression.
These two men need special protection from the countries fear problem. There will be an undue enormous amout of innersia(sp) to make them scape goats, and being born in 'the year of the goat' (chinese calendar) I take offense to that. The people in this country need to take responsibility for their own fear addiction.
They did disappoint me during the press conference. When they were talking I thought of all kinds of lines they could have said but didn't, like "We can't talk about the case so we are opting to talk about 70s hairstyles instead of thinking about old ladies." They performed very poorly throughout the press conference, both maturity level, and comic quality .
I wonder if the two were high on mary jane during the press conference. That dreadlock dood really needs to start fossing and brushing his teeth.
sidenote/consession: At moments I'd really like to slap those two around.