The trial for the man charged with terrorism because of a conversation he had with a telemarketer was originally scheduled to take place this month, but it’s been postponed until Jan. 4 (search case no. 0922-CR03091-01).
Getting angry on the phone is only one of many behaviors that can prompt suspicion of terrorism. According to the public service announcement embedded in this post by Jim Harper, anyone who asks for directions or writes in a little notepad is a possible terrorist.
I hope the justice system will turn its attention to real threats and dangers, and go easier on the people who lose their cool over phone solicitations. Put them on the Do Not Call list; don’t put them in jail.