What is a "genuine violent threat"?
Does hostile political rhetoric count as a "genuine violent threat"?
- FoofaLv 76 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.
- JLv 66 months ago
Guess NOT, because Trump was using that practice all through his last campaign.
- Anonymous6 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.
- Chewy Ivan 2Lv 76 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 76 months ago
Americas greatest threat is Donald Trump and what he has instilled into the minds of racist.