I will not explain. I will make you watch the video first.
Via Lowering the Bar, which describes it thusly:
The incident involved not one but two geniuses. The brains of the operation was a 39-year-old man who said that after the theater shooting in Colorado, he wanted to find out how long it would take police in his area to respond to a similar report. “I wanted to run a little test here in Phoenix, Arizona,” he said while narrating a video of the event that he posted on YouTube. “I want to find out how safe I really am, and I want to know the response time of the Phoenix police department.”
Still, on Monday (almost two months after the incident) police did arrest the man. They charged him with endangerment, which seems potentially valid, and “creating a false impression of a terrorist act,” which to me is more questionable. If what someone did endangered others, that’s a crime, so why do we need to pile on with more “anti-terror” laws that at least potentially infringe on free speech? The man was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor (I guess so) and “misconduct involving simulated explosives” (same objection).
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