Friday, October 12, 2007

Love Means Never Threatening Murder

This case may be seen by some as something joke worthy, but this is no joke.

A Kentucky man faces federal charges for sending letters to his former high school sweetheart that professed his love to her, but also threatened to kill her husband. Authorities had little trouble tracking down Gerald K. Warobi, of Louisville: He allegedly signed the letters and wrote his return address on the envelopes.

Fortunately, federal law makes it a crime to mail a letter that includes threats to kidnap or injure someone. Most of these illegal threats are sent anonymously or the threats are indirect enough that the sender can claim that there was no genuine threat.

I'm sure there will be some who say that this shouldn't be a crime because no actual violence was done, but many times murder is preceeded by the threat of murder. Law enforcement needs to have power to deal with those who threaten to harm others.


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