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Old 09-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Reason #1 to never make threats on the internet

Calif. man arrested for ESPN post on killing kids - Yahoo! News


You may think you are safe, but as this guy found out, your words could indeed land you in jail.


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A California man accused of posting comments on ESPN's website saying he was watching kids and wouldn't mind killing them was in jail Tuesday on $1 million bail after he was arrested for investigation of making terrorist threats, authorities said.

Several guns were found Monday at the home of former Yale University student Eric Yee, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Steve Low.

Yee was arrested after the sports network ESPN reported threatening posts were made in a reader response section to an online ESPN story on Thursday about new Nike sneakers named after LeBron James that cost $270 a pair. Some of the nearly 3,000 reader comments on the story talked about children possibly getting killed over the sneakers because of how expensive they are, said ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys.

"What he was posting had nothing to do with sports," Soltys said Tuesday. "We closely monitor the message boards and anytime we get a threat, we're alerting law enforcement officials."
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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I love thought crime.....
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Oh no!
Several guns were found!!!!!!
Lets point that out to sensationalize this!
Call the FBI!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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So I guess the Obama administration must be spying on people instead of fixing the economy. LOL
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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So I guess the Obama administration must be spying on people instead of fixing the economy. LOL
No, it's Bush's fault because of the Patriot Act. LOL
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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I love thought crime.....
When you threaten somebody, it no longer becomes a "thought".

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First off, the comments were made in ESPN's private property, which means ESPN does indeed have the right to regulate them.

California man arrested for threats made in ESPN.com comments - Y! Sports Blogs - Yahoo! Sports


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Oh no!
Several guns were found!!!!!!
Lets point that out to sensationalize this!
Call the FBI!
Well, was it a overkill with the million dollar bail? Most definitely. However, in these days, you really shouldn't be joking about going homicidal on kids given the circumstances. What if they didn't do anything, and this guy goes out and kills a bunch of people? THen we'd be wanting to string up ESPN for being negligent.



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So I guess the Obama administration must be spying on people instead of fixing the economy. LOL
Stupid ass comment. ESPN notified the authorities.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #7
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Oh no!
Several guns were found!!!!!!
Lets point that out to sensationalize this!
Call the FBI!


I agree the best time to act is after the crime .:smashfrea
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #8
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Pickens (S.C.) Police Department officer fired for Internet post on Clemson Tigers coach Dabo Swinney traffic citation - ESPN


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Old 09-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #9
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When you threaten somebody, it no longer becomes a "thought".
"Wouldn't mind killing them..." isn't a threat. It's far from even being a statement of intent. ESPN are to be applauded for their monumental efforts at arse covering.

I 'wouldn't mind' a well-crafted Vodka Martini at Yard House tomorrow during the game but will probably settle for a Blue Moon instead.
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I 'wouldn't mind' a well-crafted Vodka Martini at Yard House tomorrow during the game but will probably settle for a Blue Moon instead.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #11
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No, it's Bush's fault because of the Patriot Act. LOL
Clinton started the Patriot Act.
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