Post-Boston: Now You Have to Prove You’re Not a Terrorist
March 5, 2013
In a Christian Science Monitor article covering the case of Cameron D’Ambrosio – the teenager who supposedly made terroristic threats on his Facebook page – a New York cop is quoted as saying government needs to implement a zero tolerance approach to online speech after the Boston bombing.
“If you’re not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it,” he said. “This is the price you pay to live in free society right now. It’s just the way it is.”
“[Expletive] a boston boming wait till u see the [expletive] I do, I’ma be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!” D’Ambrosio had rapped.
The 18 year old high school student faces 20 years in prison and is currently held on a $1 million bail pending trial. Police admit D’Ambrosio’s “threats” were not made against a specific person.
D’Ambrosio was turned in as a result of a “see something, say something” snitch program. The Department of Homeland Security initiated the stool pigeon campaign.