emoticons in threat note are reason for not-guilty verdict

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  1. scrtmstr
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    AMSTERDAM - The court in Amsterdam has declared a 15-year old student innocent after he had send messages to the prime minister of the Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende. In the message he threatened him and said he wanted to kill him.

    This is what ICT-jurist Arnoud Engelfriet reported about tuesday in his blog.

    The student had send the message in early 2009 through a social network called 'hyves'.
    The contents of the message in Dutch were: “ey bolle vet zak met je kanker bolle kanker bril je gaat died bitch ik kom je halen”.
    (which roughly translated means:'hey fat ass with your f@$%ng fat glasses, you're going to die bitch i'm gonna get you')

    Fear
    The court has declared the boy innocent because there was no reason for fear. The prime ministers life wasn't really in danger after all.
    Because of the words the boy used, the fact that it came from a social network site and the message contained around 15 'smileys', the court found enough reason to declare the student innocent.

    Engelfriet, specialised in internetrights, said that you can only call this a thread if the reciever of the message really feels threatened. 'That wasn't the case here: it was only a 'krabbel' and it was full of smileys, nobody can take that seriously.

    The 15-year old student has said he's sorry and apologised in front of the court.

    At first, the court had declared the boy guilty.

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  2. gameboy13

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    LOLWUT? Who would do something that stupid anyway?
     
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  4. Leamonde.Halcyon

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    Well...damn. That's one of the more...unusual cases I've heard of.
     
  5. OmerMe

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    So I can do whatever I want as long as I use smileys while doing it? Hmm...
     
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    You bastard hope you die...
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 5 smileys makes up for the words, no charge.

    It's a shame smileys aren't quite as cute in real life or I could be off the hook a lot more [​IMG]
     
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    That boy is pretty stupid, even though, it's weird to see how the smileys can make such a difference...
     
  11. XtremeCore

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    Unfortunately, it does.

    Perhaps Osama bin Laden would use the same trick to terrorize a place.
     
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    Serioysly tho.. it dont work! Imagine if Osama bin Laden flew that plane into the twintowers and said to Bush on MSN LOL pwnd Bush [​IMG]
     
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    I'd say convict him of being a douche and sentence him 10 spanking with a belt. [​IMG]
     
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    Lawl, it's pretty bad translated [​IMG]
    But anyways, there are lots of people in Holland who scold... and scold... and scold...
    With words which aren't even for scolding (kanker for example, it's cancer, the disease)
    They think they're cool when they threaten people >.>
    Smileighs ftw [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like pretty much everyone here did what I had considered doing.

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