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Third Circuit Holds Craigslist Post a Threat Under Federal Law - United States v. Stock

Per The Legal Intelligencer:

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a Craigslist posting in which a man wished death on a police officer constituted a threat under federal law."


"According to the opinion by Judge D. Michael Fisher, the indictment alleged Stock had posted a statement on Craigslist that read, verbatim, 'i went home loaded in my truck and spend the past 3 hours looking for this douche with the expressed intent of crushing him in that little piece of shit under cover gray impala hooking up my tow chains and dragging his stupid ass down to creek hills and just drowning him in the falls. but alas i can't fine that bastard anywhere ... i really wish he would die, just like the rest of these stupid fucking asshole cops. so J.K.P. if you read this i hope you burn in hell. i only wish i could have been the one to send you there.'"

Full article after the jump...