Associated Press, Published November 10 2012
Suspected gang member charged for making terroristic threats with his tattooMINNEAPOLIS — A suspected gang member in Minnesota whose tattoo includes a police officer's badge number and depicts a gun in a pig's mouth has been charged with making terroristic threats.
However, a defense attorney argues that it's a "big leap" to suggest that a tattoo constitutes a threat of terrorism. Chuck Samuelson of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota says the images may be disgusting but they're not criminal.
A criminal complaint says 20-year-old Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr. wrote on Facebook that his tattoo "iz a pig get'n his brains blew out." The complaint says the officer considers it a threat against his life, according to a Minneapolis Star Tribune report.
Prosecutors say the tattoo is a real threat. But Samuelson says terroristic threats generally involve actual weapons.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
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