Causing false public alarm
December 7, 2008 9:53 PM Subscribe
posted by tkolar (23 comments total)
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As those of you on the wrong email lists can probably guess, Snopes is overflowing with gang initiation
rumors. What you may not know is that the New Jersey police recently arrested
someone spreading those stories for "causing false public alarm."
On one hand, I'm having a hard time equating this directly with yelling fire in a crowded theater. On the other hand, I'm not sure I would miss Aunt Betsy if she was deprived of her email privileges.