Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A former Disneyland employee who prosecutors say set off two dry-ice explosions inside Disneyland was sentenced Monday to three years probation, 36 days in jail and 100 hours of community service. As part of a plea deal, 23-year-old Christian Isaiah Barnes pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possession of a destructive device.
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36 days for committing a terrorist attack? Good for him that he wasn't muslim.Last edited by bjames, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:05 PM
I'm pretty sure (IIRC) that these weren't actually going to hurt anyone, but were part of a prank. Not that I don't agree with your sentiment, because I do, but I wouldn't call this a terrorist attack.
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
And that's what made the original story so ridiculous. They originally changed him with a felony that could have put him up for six years. That's pretty ridiculous for something that was essentially a stupid kid doing a stupid kid thing. It was a prank.
A human can't even touch dry ice without being severely burned. To make a bomb out of it, and on top of that, only a month after the Boston attacks, is a terrorist attack in my book. It instilled terror in parents with children at Disneyland of all places.
A human can't even touch dry ice without being severely burned...
That is not true. As a teenager, a small piece fell out of a fancy dish setup made to make fog and fell into my ice cream. I had this small piece in my mouth for quite a few minutes, it was fun 'cause it looked like I was breathing fire!
My mouth did get cold, and I took the small piece out of my mouth using my fingers and placed it in the second dish where it should have been all along.
If touched briefly it is harmless, but prolonged contact with the skin...
Like almost anything labeled as bad, moderation is key.Last edited by Sprig, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:22 PM
36 days for committing a terrorist attack? Good for him that he wasn't muslim.
Well, if you are Muslim, and scream "Allahu Akbar" while murdering and injuring a bunch of people, the worst you would EVER be charged with is "Workplace Violence".Last edited by Sprig, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:35 PM
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