A MySpace teen doesn't like Bush, and the Secret Service comes knocking
Between sexual predators and touchy Secret Service agents, maintaining a MySpace page can be tough. That's what 14 year-old Julia Wilson discovered last week when two Secret Service agents pulled her out of a high school class. They wanted to interrogate her about the image of the President she had posted with "Kill Bush" scrawled across the top and a dagger stabbing his hand. "I wasn't dangerous. I mean, look at what's (stenciled) on my backpack — it's a heart," a teary Wilson told the Associated Press. "I'm a very peace-loving person. I'm against the war in Iraq. I'm not going to kill the president."
OK, so the Feds could have been a little more sensitive, but the bigger question is how many agents do we have tracking "Kill Bush" postings on MySpace? And are teenage girls really in the right demographic for would be assassins? Wouldn't a call to the parents have sufficed?
The most important question is. How were the agents dressed? where they wearing white shirts underneath the black suite, tie, and sunglasses. And what was neo doing while this happened?
I'am glad this happend. People dont have any brains and post stupid comments and pictures. I hope Julia thinks twice next time
I think that the Secret Service did what they thought was right and it is what they should have done. There is noway to know that this simple little girl isn't some knid of phsyco maniac or something. How many times have we heard in the news that everyone thought this person was the best and quietest person around, etc. etc.
The Secret Service takes their job extremely serious and I applaud them for taking the time to investigate each and every threat out there.
Well, let's see...hmmm...one blogger tells how he is going to his high school and murder children, nobody pays attention, and he does it. Yet you suggest an equally unlikley scenereo on MySpace by a teenaged girl against the President is overkill (no pun intended)? Me thinkest thou protests too much. We should monitor your writings perhaps?
Lets be serious here. While the girl was foolish to the extreme to post something like that in this day and age, was a visit by the thought police really required?
Wouldn't a parental contact by phone be more appropriate?
I know were living in a different age now, and we think terrorists are hiding under every rock, but what kind of resources would a 14 year old have to carry out this kind of threat?
Was she planning on poisoning Girlscout cookies and delivering them to the WhiteHouse?
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