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Arizona loser admits he threatened to kill black Harvard students at commencement

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports an Arizona man who was offended by the idea of black Harvard students celebrating their impending graduation admitted yesterday he posted threats on Instagram to travel to Harvard and kill blacks and bomb the school.

Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, of Tempe, AZ, will be sentenced on May 23 on his guilty pleas to two counts of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another. In a plea agreement, prosecutors and Zuckerman's attorney will ask Judge Indira Talwani to sentence him to between 12 and 18 months in prison, followed by three years of probation.

Zuckerman was arrested last June after he posted comments on a variety of Instagram photos, some from Harvard, threatening to travel to Harvard with "two automatics with extendo clips" to kill blacks who held an event to honor black graduates and to bomb the school.

According to the US Attorney's office:

A concerned citizen who saw the posts reported them to the Harvard University Police, who ultimately referred the case to federal authorities.

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Make an example out of him PLEASE.

Hate has no business in our society and this is a grade a example of a racist hate crime.

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Otherwise, the defendant would have no reason to plead guilty. They could spend the years slowing down the process with countless motions, with the hope that one of the motions gets the charges tossed. Barring that, they could take their chances with the jury, or specifically enough members of the jury, finding his defense believable.

A year and a half, followed by 3 years probation, is making an example of him.

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A real example would be the time, probation, 1000 hours of community work and his ability to ever buy a gun be taken away.

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Arizona is full of crazy, violent racist criminals like this guy and Trump's buddy Joe Arpaio. It is one of the Red Shit Hole States.They will fight to keep guns in this guy's possession because they don't care about white supremacist terrorists or gun violence.

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A mindset where people blindly hate other people leads to, well, the topic of this story.

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Arizona’s not a bad place. Sure, there are some crazies, but there are a lot of good people doing good things. Your type of behavior here will do nothing more than divide the country even more, which is the last thing we need

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...in November. It's not all red, and may be getting bluer every day.

That said, people who make threats of violence ought to be locked up.

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I think ‘loser’ is kind of a mild term for someone who threatened a mass shooting.

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How about "would-be terrorist"? "Maniac" implies insanity, and people with mental illness are more likely to be the victims of crimes than to commit them. (Predators seek out targets who won't report, or won't be believed if they do.)

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Vicki: What you're pointing out about mentally ill people more likely to be the victims of violence is mostly true. If and when, however, mentally ill people are off their meds, not medicated at all, or medicated improperly, they can and sometimes will do things, including violence to themselves and/or others, due to not being under control through proper medication, if you see what I'm saying.

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additionally, the demographics of the distribution of mental illness across genders, races, etc, looks one way, and the demographics of the people who carry out mass shootings is a LOT paler. and more male. if we're going to blame mental illness every time one of these overly entitled shitwits commits terrorism, you'd think it would more accurately reflect, y'know, the demographics of the mentally ill.

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