East Washington teen`s sketches attract Secret Service scrutiny

Submitted by: ecinue88 13 years ago in
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001913678_prosser27m.html

Anti-Bush drawings can get you punished, apparently.
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Female 77
*hides sketch pad*
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Male 490
More then that, there is something incredably wrong with a culture that claims to have as its central guideing princable "liberty," which then turns around and investigates people for political cartooning. If the kid had drawn an acurate map of the route the presidental motorcade was going to be taking then you might have something. Investigating on anything less then that is literally spitting on the graves of the founding fathers. Literally.
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Male 679
No it wouldn`t have, scuzzy. The atmosphere wouldn`t have been tense enough for the school to report it.
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Male 194
What does this have to do with conservatism?? The same thing would have happened 4 years ago had the kid drawn Clinton`s head on a stick. The SS is required to investigate this kind of stuff.
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Male 490
Holy shiite. This is in my back yard. I`m from Seattle.

"i see it as a concern and not a threat, and its because of that i think they acted justfully"

The concern was not justified.

"...because Washington state is not known for being a supporter of Conservative Republicans, I should know I have the displeasure of being stationed there."

(Why`d you capitolize C and R?) Any dang way, you should go for a drive some day. Vertually everywhere outside of Seattle is a haven for conservatives.

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Male 26
I am very surprised at the school officials that they even reported it, because Washington state is not known for being a supporter of Conservative Republicans, I should know I have the displeasure of being stationed there.
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Female 133
OMG! It`s a DRAWING! and the kid is 15! What`s he going to do to Bush? I think the SS overreacted here.
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Male 384
Once again, paranoia grabs the US gov`t by the balls...
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Male 139
i see it as a concern and not a threat, and its because of that i think they acted justfully
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Male 679
"They`re doing all but passing another Sedition Act."

Nah, they just updated it to a fancy patriotic acronym. ;-)

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Female 31
I don`t think that a picture counts as a threat... unless he`s actually planning to pump Bush`s head with helium and stick it on a stick.
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Female 390
I don`t see the big deal.

They`re doing all but passing another Sedition Act.

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Female 331
Yeah he`s quite the dumbass.
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Female 2,244
By the age of 15 most kids should have learned in government class that ANY threat towards the president, no matter how minor, is investigated by the Secret Service. What a dumb ass :-P
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Male 570
well thats what that boy gets...he should wait until college to voice his dumbass opinions...now me im against Bush, so it was taken a bit over the wall there...but still, Kids! dont be dumbasses
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Female 31
Link: East Washington teen`s sketches attract Secret Service scrutiny [Rate Link] - Anti-Bush drawings can get you punished, apparently.

What`s next, getting jailed if you don`t vote for him?

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