CA - Eric Yee for making terroristic threats, Valencia, 2012

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  1. Reader

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?id=19083667&ps=1011&cat=&cps=0&lang=en

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Yale University student remained jailed on $1 million bail, an amount normally reserved for murder or other crimes that could result in life sentences, after authorities said he made online death threats to children.

    Eric Yee, a 21-year-old who recently withdrew from the Ivy League university, posted on ESPN's website that he was watching children and wouldn't mind killing them, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

    Yee was taken into custody Monday at his parents' home, which is on a street that overlooks two schools in Santa Clarita, Calif. Several guns were found there.

    Sheriff's Lt. Steve Low said Yee was arrested for investigation of making terrorist threats. Bail was set at $1 million because the threat involved children, his home's proximity to two schools and several unregistered weapons that have been recovered, Low said.

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    So glad they stopped this sicko before he could hurt any children!
     
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    Should have been no bail. He is obviously seriously mentally ill, and needs to be kept under a very close watch until trial, when hopefully he will be remanded somewhere that can offer him some help and keep him away from kids permanently.
     
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    Calif threat case shows heightened fears by police

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?id=19084035&ps=1011&cat=&cps=0&lang=en&page=1

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rants, racist remarks and menacing words permeate the Internet these days, so why did police decide to arrest a Yale dropout for investigation of making online death threats against children and hold him on a bail amount usually reserved for suspected killers?.............

    ESPN is based in Connecticut, where police said the posting that led them to Yee also referred to a shooting that would be like the one in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and 58 others injured during a screening of the latest Batman movie.

    Arresting Yee and imposing the steep bail was a sign of how seriously investigators in the digital age are taking threats that could escalate, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Steve Low said..............

    His attorney, David Wallin, said Yee was simply trying to give his social and political commentary on shoes that cost $270 and was paraphrasing from the movie "American Psycho."..................

    Wallin acknowledged there were two firearms in the home — a rifle and pistol — that belonged to Yee's father. He added that Yee planned to leave the house after recently signing a lease for an apartment in New York, where he planned to start an investment business.............

    "I think that it really comes down to exactly what was said, how the threats were made and if they were credible," said Doug Mirell, a Los Angeles attorney who specializes in First Amendment cases. "Bottom line is, if this is a true threat it's not protected by the First Amendment."

    Sheriff's investigators said they were looking at several computers to see if Yee had made any similar posts on the Internet. They also were working with police in Bristol, Conn., and Yale University, which said Yee was a student until he withdrew this May for undisclosed reasons................


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    The article above has been updated to show the bail was reduced to $100,000 and one charge:

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...ass&action=5&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_USNWU00L5_UNEWS
     
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    February 2013:

    http://www.hometownstation.com/sant...f-threats-due-back-in-march-for-hearing-33347
     
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    August 2013:

    http://www.dailynews.com/general-ne...cia-gets-3-years-probation-for-website-threat
     

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