17 Years for Email/Blog Posts

Bill was sentenced in Orlando yesterday – with 17 years for  threatening emails and two anonymous blog posts. Well, not much of a surprise there. No one really expected this to turn out favourably. Not the 120 years originally announced, but still rather high for a incident that involved no physical crime of any kind.

On the same day in Orlando, another man received 16 years for manslaughter. Interesting that empty email threats  and anonymous blog comments are getting the same sentence as actually killing people. According to Bill they also want to shut off his contact with the outside world completely and actually asked for a life sentence.

Just goes to show that one should be very careful about what they put online these days.

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