[ RadSafe ] Man pleads guilty in plot to build mobile death ray
Clayton J Bradt
CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Mon Jan 27 15:23:24 CST 2014
It is frightening that thought crimes are punished in this country. How
did we come to this and how do we get out of it?
Clayton J. Bradt
NYS Dept. of Health
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In most states, even an implausible attempt is regarded as a crime,
especially if more than one person contributed to the effort. If the
attempt is really poor, then a jury or a prosecutor may go easy or seek
psychiatric treatment rather than criminal punishment.
It is, legally speaking, the intent that counts. A lot for these guys, I
would think, will depend on whether they were just mouthing off or if they
really wanted, however poorly skilled, to actually harm someone.
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