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"TUF 10" and UFC veteran Mike Wessel arrested for "terroristic threats"

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Shortly after he arrived, officer Stout witnessed Wessel charge a crowd in front of the pub. He restrained the fighter and took him to the Craighead Country Detention Center.

Wessel became irate during the car ride to the detention center and began making threats when its jailers attempted to restrain him, according to an arrest report.

"Several jailers and a deputy arrived and placed [Wessel] into the restraint chair," McClard read from Stout's police report. "He began making death threats toward me and my family, and said that he was going to kill me and my kids."

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Odd choice of words - threatening someone's wife and kids doesn't really lead to the threats being 'terroristic'.

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Posted by moob

Odd choice of words - threatening someone's wife and kids doesn't really lead to the threats being 'terroristic'.



Moob,I got to agree.
I know political threads are a no,no on these forums but anymore the criteria for becoming a "terrorist" seems to get narrower and narrower.

Maybe people just notice the word more than they did,but that charge seems pretty outlandish to me.

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Hey, fellas. Just my two cents on this. "Terroristic threats" don't have to involve any type of "terrorism", per se. The technical definition of a "terroristic threat", which is a misdemeanor, is when an individual communicates any type of threat that causes a person or group to be in fear of bodily harm, disrupts an assembly, public gathering or the use of a public building or indicates an attempt to interrupt or disrupt any type of public service such as telephones, water, sewage or electricity.

Terrorist threat charges can also occur with threats to the government or any school, public officer or emergency service organization as well as those directed as particular private individuals. Stalking, harassment and public misconduct and also result in terrorist threat charges.

More than likely, if Wessel has a clean record, he'll end up paying a fine and being put on probation.

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Posted by TheBudCan Hey, fellas. Just my two cents on this. "Terroristic threats" don't have to involve any type of "terrorism", per se. The technical definition of a "terroristic threat", which is a misdemeanor, is when an individual communicates any type of threat that causes a person or group to be in fear of bodily harm, disrupts an assembly, public gathering or the use of a public building or indicates an attempt to interrupt or disrupt any type of public service such as telephones, water, sewage or electricity. Terrorist threat charges can also occur with threats to the government or any school, public officer or emergency service organization as well as those directed as particular private individuals. Stalking, harassment and public misconduct and also result in terrorist threat charges. More than likely, if Wessel has a clean record, he'll end up paying a fine and being put on probation.
A kid in Atlanta threw a water balloon at my bosses car, cracked his windshield, and was charged with terroristic threats. You're right Bud. The charge makes it sound so much worse than it is. I'll equate it to spitting on someone constituting an assault charge.

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Terroristic threats? ABSURD.

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here's an idea, dont threaten a police officer or his family.
Absurd? I dont think so....

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Posted by BeeR

here's an idea, dont threaten a police officer or his family.
Absurd? I dont think so....



Compared to what some of the cops around my neighborhood do that's sainthood.
But yeah It's definently not a good idea to threaten a cop.

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Posted by mrsmiley


Posted by moob

Odd choice of words - threatening someone's wife and kids doesn't really lead to the threats being 'terroristic'.



Moob,I got to agree.
I know political threads are a no,no on these forums but anymore the criteria for becoming a "terrorist" seems to get narrower and narrower.

Maybe people just notice the word more than they did,but that charge seems pretty outlandish to me.




yeah, it sounds like he was threatening to commit a hate crime

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