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October 15, 2006

Secret Service Goes After 14-Year Old Girl

The chilling news that the Secret Service pulled a 14-year old girl from class to grill her about something she put on MySpace ought to put all journalists and bloggers on notice.  We are being watched!  Julia Wilson was frustrated with President Bush and said so.   According to the AP:

She posted a picture of the president, scrawled "Kill Bush" across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. She later replaced her page on the social-networking site after learning in her eighth-grade history class that such threats are a federal offense.

Too late.  Two Secret Service agents pulled her out of her molecular biology class on Wednesday and questioned her for 15 minutes, causing her to cry.

Julia Wilson said the agents threatened her by saying she could be sent to juvenile hall for making the threat.

"They yelled at me a lot," she said. "They were unnecessarily mean."

And, did they manage to put the chill on Julia?  Hardly.  Julia plans to put up a new MySpace page, this one devoted to organizing other students to protest the Iraq war. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on October 15, 2006 at 09:18 AM in Media, National and International Politics | Permalink

Comments

I THINK THAT THEY SHOULDNT HAVE EVEN WENT TO HER WITH ALL THAT... EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THEIR OWN OPINION. IF SHE WAS NOT ACTIVE ON IT THEY CANT DO ANYTHING! FIGHT THE POWER!!

Posted by: ALISHA HARGETT | Nov 16, 2006 11:49:47 AM

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