POSTED ON A PETITION FROM P.E.T.A. TO AN EVENT THAT HOSTS ANIMAL ABUSERS??
EVENT IN NEW JERSEY
THANKS IN ADVANCE
Taken literally the above statement does not amount to a legal or prosecutable threat, in my oprofessional opinion for the following reasons:
1. The statement does not directly call for any violence, intention or plan to harm anyone immeditely or in any near future,
2. The above statement expresses a hope of a certain outcome that qualifies as an opinion protected by the First Amendement Clause that ensures freedom of speech in the U.S.
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Don't post such a thing. Ever.
We live in turbulent times where there is a lot of hate speech flowing, especially on social media.
Even if you don't really intend such an outcome, and even if it's not a crime, there is the law of unintended consequences where some nut could read it and decide to start playing God.
Consider the irony of supporting the ethical treatment of animals while hoping that a human, who is a member of the animal kingdom, suffers a horrible death.
If you can't come up with more persuasive words for your cause...... it's time to go back to the drawing board.
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