Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wasn't it St. James who wrote that the tongue is the most dangerous part of the body? He wasn't kidding! And he offered this observation a couple of millenia prior to the existence of Youtube.

There are some gang members who most likely wish they'd had a reminder of that bit of Scripture before they posted a video on Youtube, showing themselves wielding an assault rifle and threatening police.

Unsurprisingly, the police were less than delighted about this. Long story short: the two individuals in the video have been arrested, and two computers and firearms have been seized. Besides being charged with making threats against police, one of these individuals could be convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which carries a sentence of 15 to 30 years in Florida State Prison.

15 to 30 years. All because someone thought that posting a nastygram on Youtube was a good idea. St. James was right.

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