Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

An Oklahoma City resident, who reportedly used his twitter page to communicate violent threats, was hit with federal charges for making interstate terroristic threats. According to Wired Magazine's blog, one of the 52-year old's ranting tweets stated that he was "locked and loaded," and on his way to the state capitol building.

After posting the tweet, the twitter user was arrested by the FBI. Wired Magazine states that this situation "appears to be the first criminal prosecution to stem from posts on the micro-blogging site."

Since his arrest, the twitter user has been released to a halfway house until his trial date. Wired reasons that his release "suggests that the magistrate judge does not consider him a genuine threat."

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