Thursday, May 23, 2013

Meet Cameron D’Ambrosio: Arrested for Facebook Post, Robbed of 1st Amendment Protection

We posted a story at the beginning of May about Cameron D’Ambrosio, the kid who posted some lyrics on Facebook making reference to the Boston Bombing and calling the White House a “federal house of horror.” Shortly after doing so he was arrested and charged with Communicating a Terrorist Threat, a felony that carries 20 years in prison.

Since the arrest, a judge ordered 18-year-old Cameron held without bail for up to 90 days, calling him a threat to the community, stating:
“I believe the behavior here has been escalating,” Judge Lynn Rooney said after reviewing records of police and probation reports submitted by the prosecution. “And it’s very troubling.”

The reports referenced included D’Ambrosio’s arrest in June after a fight over $20 with his older sister, who called police after locking herself in her room. The charges were dropped, and his sister intends to testify on his behalf.

Geoffrey DuBosque, Cameron’s lawyer, argued in court to no avail that D’Ambrosio was not a danger, the lyrics threatened no specific violence, and that police found no explosives, weapons or other writing about violence when they searched his home.

Full article: http://revolutionpac … amendment-protection

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