"A protester belonging to an Occupy Wall Street group in rural Pennsylvania is being charged with felony attempted bank robbery and a terrorism-related charge for holding signs up during a demonstration at a local Wells Fargo branch. David C. Gorczynski, 22, was charged on Tuesday with attempted bank robbery and terroristic threatening, both felonies, as well as one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
...Police detained him after he walked into an Easton, PA Wells Fargo branch with a sign that read 'You’re being robbed' and another that said 'Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.'”
Occupier charged with terroristic felony for protesting in front of bank — RT
I can see both sides of this one, I must admit. It's generally a poor idea to walk into a bank and say "You're being robbed." Of course, this was most certainly a different context.
Anyway, what do you think of these trumped up "terrorism" charges? Even if this was a bank robber -- which doesn't seem accurate, but just for the sake of argument -- are all bank robbers now terrorists?
Also, feel free to debate the content of the other sign. That's a rather old argument, but definitely has truth to it. To me it's similar to the slogan, "War is terrorism with a bigger budget."