Do you care for what you say in the public?
Bode Durojaiye .
It is common to see and hear some people in the public glare making dangerous utterances , without considering the implications, over minor provocations.
Reckless statements like ” I will kill you , or I will kill someone ” constitute a serious death threat under the law anywhere in the world , and the person who makes such unguarded statement risks arrest , prosecution and jail.term.
Many people are so daft and unknowledgeable , perhaps due to low level of education , that there is nothing they cannot open their mouth wide and say and without caring whether or not someone is listening to them.
The fact that it comes from one’s mouth to kill someone is an innermost thought that implies a death threat statement , and a very weighty offence against the law.
Besides being a serious criminal offence against the conventional law(s), it is also a great sin to God and the natural law to think of killing a fellow being . For what ?
The Lord Almighty is the only Creator , while all human beings in the universe, regardless of race or colour, are His creatures.
In fact, it is one of the ten commandments of the Lord Almighty that ” thou shall not kill”.
So, why should a human being ( creature) attempt to kill a fellow being another creature who he or she cannot creates?
Only God and NO human being has the right to take away life or lives of fellow being (s).
A death threat is a statement threatening someone else’s life. The person making the threat may have no intention of following through on it but still be charged with a variety of crimes.
While charges are most serious when the threat is real, people can face serious consequences for even lightly making these statements, and the degree to which a charge is prosecuted may depend on who is threatened and how.
Saying “I’ll kill you or even someone,” is a common exaggerative statement that many people employ, often in the heat of the moment.
Even in a country where free speech is a basic right, this statement can be taken seriously, no matter if the person means it or not.
Sometimes the law is highly interpretive on this matter. Making a statement that someone deserves to die could possibly not constitute a death threat, but stating that an individual will take action to kill someone does.
To avoid possible charges, it’s really best for people not to make statements that could be construed as threats. Alluding to the death of someone else or of a group of people is simply not recommended from a legal standpoint, no matter how figurative a statement is.
There is no point in risking criminal charges when many alternative ways exist to express dislike of individuals or groups.
While some people make unreal or accidental death threats, others make serious ones. They can state these verbally, write them in letters, release them in videos, or communicate them in other forms.
A threat can be toward one individual, a small group, or a large group, and encompass threats of destruction of property that would also kill people, like bomb threats. Making such a threat alone may be illegal and intent to carry through with a threat can also carry more serious charges.
Stating plans to commit acts of terrorism, mass murder, or to harm high-ranking officials could be viewed most seriously.
It is important for people to understand that things like bomb threats, which are occasionally used lightly by students in school settings, are considered potential acts of terrorism.
This has been legally tested in some courts with even very young children who have gotten angry and made a threat to blow up a school or made a bomb threat as a prank to end a school day early.
Kids should be taught that they must never make such a threat because many schools won’t ignore a statement like this or treat it lightly.
Essentially, the death threat may result in criminal charges and should be considered a potentially serious offense.
Specific charges may depend on the region, who is threatened, and the degree to which a court might view the threat as serious. It makes sense for individuals to avoid any statements of this nature and especially to avoid any comments that appear to suggest that a person wants to act in terrorist or treasonous ways.