‘Attempt to Criminalize Tweets That Solicit Law-Breaking Fizzles in Oregon Legislature’

Harry Esteve on the proposed law: ((Meanwhile Washington is [inches](http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/us-gay-marriage-washington-idUSTRE81727F20120209) away from legalized gay marriage.)) >It was dubbed the “flash mob” bill when it got a hearing Monday at the Oregon Legislature — a proposal to make it a felony to summon people by Twitter or email to commit a crime at a designated place.…

Harry Esteve on the proposed law: ((Meanwhile Washington is [inches](http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/us-gay-marriage-washington-idUSTRE81727F20120209) away from legalized gay marriage.))
>It was dubbed the “flash mob” bill when it got a hearing Monday at the Oregon Legislature — a proposal to make it a felony to summon people by Twitter or email to commit a crime at a designated place.

and:

>Sen. Doug Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls, said he asked for the bill because he heard from retailers about being victims of flash mobs that steal stuff.

and then:

>”If someone wants to bring a whole bunch of people to the Capitol to demonstrate, no problem,” he said. “But if they’re solicited to come to the Capitol at 9 p.m. to firebomb the place, that’s a problem.”

The man does have a point, I mean, firebombs are **not** cool. ((As if we needed another reason not to live in Oregon, Sen. Whitsett wants to make sure we point and laugh.))

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