Threatening troops may become a felony in SC

Threatening troops may become a felony in SC

SC: Threatening troops may become a felony in SC

Submitted by: Larry

A South Carolina lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would make it a felony to threaten violence against military members or their families because they are serving their country.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the proposal would make the threats a felony with up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Rep. Chip Limehouse says he came up with the bill after authorities accused an Army major and psychiatrist of killing 13 people and injuring 30 at Fort Hood in Texas in November.

The Charleston Republican says he wants to create another layer of protection for American soldiers and their families, who should never feel threatened on this country's soil because of their service.

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4 years 30 weeks ago, 9:43 AM

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I disagree with this

I don't want any extra classification under the law just because of my job. Hate Crimes is a ridiculous category and should be abolished altogether. If I beat someone's ass because he's gay, that doesn't make it any worse than if I beat someone's ass just because.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 30 weeks ago, 9:48 AM

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amen runaway..

Theres a road to ruin with any protective law, and this would start toward marital law. If you beat someones ass couse there gay its cause they were wink'n at ebear..anyway your right.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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