Re: Boston Police Make Arrest in Devices Ploy

>> Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he'll seek to punish those

>> responsible, and indicated that the penalty could be two to five years >> in prison per count. > What Mumbles didn't mention was that, in order to convict someone > under the state's "hoax device" law, prosecutors must prove "intent to > cause anxiety, unrest, fear or personal discomfort to any person or > group of persons" (M.G.L. chap. 266, sec. 102a1/2(a)), which seems to > this untrained eye rather unlikely.

Perhaps they can turn it over to the feds and prosecute under some Homeland Security statue.

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Sam Spade
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