Public Consensus OpinionTM
Initiated by: G.W.

Public verdict: Yes, it's a crime to send something threatening regardless of the intent
101 jurors voted to form this verdict and were awarded 2,020 RHU. Check your balance to see if you qualified. Log in
Case description
Thankfully no one was hurt in email bomb incident, Im interested in the legal question of sending something that looks like a bomb but isn't.
239 total voters
How the public voted
101 votes
"Yes, it's a crime to send something threatening regardless of the intent"
44 votes
"If it would reasonably be viewed as a threat by the recepient it' a crime regardless of the intent of the sender"
36 votes
"It would depend upon the intent of the sender"
30 votes
"It depends upon who the recepient is. If its a polical figure, its a crime. If it's your freind and its a joke, it's not a crime"
28 votes
"It's not a crime if it's an expression of free speech as long as it doesnt threaten or terrorize "
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What happens next

Disputing parties will be invited to resolve the matter based on this public verdict. If the parties have agreed beforehand to use the results to arbitrate the case the verdict will be binding. If not, the results are nonbinding but can be used as input to guide further negotiation. Depending on the case, results may be distributed to other interested parties such as regulators and media.