No, Rom, ffs. I'm merely stating that there is no provable link between Yannipoulos' words and Ramos' actions. That's it. No provable link. They're running with the crazed lone wolf narrative, because that is all they've got to run with, absent any evidence.
, on the other hand...is unsupported by evidence.
Rommie wrote:Note that I am increasingly coming 'round to the view that the existing US definition of incitement of violence is too narrow, and should be broadened to allow for the arrest of people like Yiannopoulos, who persistently and publicly condone or promote the murder of their opponents.
Yes, but how broad do you want to make the standard of evidence? If, for example, someone on this board say I should have the shit kicked out of me, and some random lurker tries to do just that, how do you determine the original poster's state of mind when he/She posted that, i.e., whether or no s/he was joking, or just venting, or whether we kissed and made up in PM or private email, etc.?
What do you consider middle ground, Rom?
"Beware the Beast, Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone amongst God's primates, he kills for sport, for lust, for greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of Death.."
—29th Scroll, 6th Verse of Ape Law
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