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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:32 PM

Whatís the Sentence for Being a White Man Found Building a Bomb to Blow Up a Mosque?

90 days.

William Celli, a 55-year-old man from California, will spend 90 days in jail after being caught in possession of an explosive device and threatening to kill Muslims. Celli took a plea deal that places him on probation for a further three years and bans him from operating an active Facebook profile.

Celli was arrested on Dec. 20, 2015 after yelling ďIím going to kill you allĒ outside the Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County in Richmond, California. Police later found and detonated an explosive device at Celliís residence after receiving tips that he was constructing homemade explosives.

Celli had taken to social media in the past to express his admiration of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. ďDonald trumps on again Iím happy leaders okay but this guys a great point man Iíll follow this MAN to the end of the world,Ē Celli wrote on Facebook in October.


90 days. Did I mention this individual is white?

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2016/03/whats-the-sentence-for-being-a-white-man-found-building-a-bomb-to-blow-up-a-mosque

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Reply Whatís the Sentence for Being a White Man Found Building a Bomb to Blow Up a Mosque? (Original post)
phantom power Mar 2016 OP
onecaliberal Mar 2016 #1
Rex Mar 2016 #2
SFnomad Mar 2016 #3
pangaia Mar 2016 #4
ohnoyoudidnt Mar 2016 #5
uppityperson Mar 2016 #6
FBaggins Mar 2016 #7
whereisjustice Mar 2016 #8
AllyCat Mar 2016 #9
MisterP Mar 2016 #10
griloco Mar 2016 #11
DUbeornot2be Mar 2016 #12
elljay Mar 2016 #13

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:34 PM

1. What!!

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:34 PM

2. Dam man...they banned him from Facebook! Isn't that enough?

 

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:35 PM

3. An "Isolated Incident" by a "Lone Wolf" with "Mental Issues". n/t

 

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:39 PM

4. Lost his FB wall !!/

OMG ! A fate worse than death.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:40 PM

5. Remember, white privilidge doen't exist.

If it was a Muslim planning on blowing up a church, I'm sure that person would have also only gotten 90 days.

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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:41 PM

6. W.T.F.

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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:49 PM

7. The description is a bit of a stretch

He's clearly unhinged, but a photo of a pipe bomb that contained no actual explosives isn't exactly something that's going to "blow up a mosque".

http://image.dailydemocrat.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=zz&Date=20151222&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=122209917&Ref=PH&Item=1&AvisData=ZZ&NewTbl=1

The actual crime was making a criminal threat (exacerbated by whatever hate-crime boost they could get). 90 days on a plea deal doesn't seem out of the reasonable range.

Had there been actual explosives - it would be an entirely different conversation.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:51 PM

8. Do we get to take his guns away or is that cruel and unusual...?

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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 11:53 PM

9. That was my take. Completely unacceptable

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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:07 AM

10. here meth is a MITIGATING factor

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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:26 AM

11. Hey, cut him some slack. He's not long...

for this world....


A new report offers one explanation as to why the mortality rate for uneducated white Americans has risen

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/01/middle-aged-white-americans-left-behind-and-dying-early/433863/

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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:12 AM

13. I used to work in that DA's office many years ago

I can't speak to how things are now in Richmond, but I can say that when I was a prosecutor there, the Contra Costa DA's office was focused on taking cases to trial, not on settling. In fact, we would get in big trouble for settling a case on the day of trial. I suspect an offer like this would have needed approval from the top and it would not have been made unless the case had evidentiary problems. I'm guessing that they needed to prove intent and had a very weak case.

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