Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

What is a "genuine violent threat"?

Does hostile political rhetoric count as a "genuine violent threat"?

5 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Of all the things our public schools have failed at teaching kids perhaps the most useful was "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me". The fact that a sizable percentage of the populace now thinks "words are violence" is appalling. 

  • J
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Guess NOT, because Trump was using that practice all through his last campaign.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    1. In a manner that may be perceived as earnest, threatening violence, either expressly or implicitly, either directly or indirectly, which may include inciting violence, such as encouraging or calling upon others to act violently. 

    2. Quite possibly.

  • 6 months ago

    Hostile political rhetoric by itself should not be considered a "genuine violent threat."  That would also require a display of the means to carry out such violence.

    Saying, "we should blow up Congress," is political commentary and satire.  Saying, "we should blow up Congress," while holding a detonator and standing in front of several hundred pounds of explosives would be a "genuine violent threat."

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Americas greatest threat is Donald Trump and what he has instilled into the minds of racist.

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