Should Rev. Terry Jones be charged for the crime of reckless endangerment?

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Should Rev. Terry Jones be charged for the crime of reckless endangerment?


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Reckless endangerment is defined as a crime by a person recklessly engaging in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. Reckless conduct is conduct that exhibits a culpable disregard of foreseeable consequences to others from the act or omission involved. The accused need not intentionally cause a resulting harm or know that his conduct is substantially certain to cause that result. The ultimate question is whether, under all the circumstances, the accused's conduct was of that heedless nature that made it actually or imminently dangerous to the rights or safety of others.

Given that Rev. Terry Jones had been warned that burning a copy of the Quran (Islam's holy book) would result in harm to others and that, under his own admission, bburned a Quran as part of a public protest, should he be charged with the crime of reckless endangerment?

I agree that Rev. Terry Jones should be charged with reckless endangerment
       62% from 24 votes  
Rev. Terry Jones was exercising his right to free speech and as such should not be charged
       38% from 15 votes  

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if no one gave this moron any press this would not... by zonie on Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 at 5:58:36 PM
The legal definition of "reckless endangerment" do... by Blaine Kinsey on Friday, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:14:10 PM
People like "Rev." Terry Jones really chap my hide... by Ariel Monserrat on Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 6:28:02 PM
The Constitution. Are you ready to trash that doc... by AAA AAA on Friday, Apr 22, 2011 at 12:04:17 AM
but there does seem to be a common philosophy shar... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 6:56:21 AM
This is an example of what happens when it's point... by J. Edward Tremlett on Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:44:25 AM
It used to be called being ostracized, and it coul... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 1:02:44 AM
The problem is not that this idiot exercised his r... by AAA AAA on Friday, Apr 22, 2011 at 12:01:49 AM
but for some reason our government beats and arres... by Sue Keller on Friday, Apr 22, 2011 at 9:26:36 AM
He is intentionally putting others in harms way fo... by Laura Roberts on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 6:08:46 PM
In times of Jesus hebrews and arabs had the same r... by John Smith on Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:30:36 PM

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