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Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched the slang decoder after Justin Kemble, 27, dim-wittedly wrote he wanted to “murk” the manager of Midwest Gun Exchange, in Mishawaka, Indiana, on the company's profile page.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/...-store-death-threat/

Crikey!

EDITED TO ADD: link to "murk" on Urban Dictionary

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=murk
 
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He'll get off for lack of evidence since no one believes half the stuff in the UD.
 
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And isn't it a wiki?
His attorney is probably adding such definitions as, "to ply with flowers and chocolates," as we speak.

Joking aside, I assume from this paragraph that he was found (or plead?) guilty:

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Kemble, who claimed he had bought the gun from his former stepfather for $200 earlier this year, appeared in a federal courthouse on felony charges. A judge ordered him jailed ahead of a Sept. 6 detention hearing.
 
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Looks like he eas held over without bail (an unusual occurrence for this thinly-veiled threat) until another, later, appearance in court.
 
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I don't think the Urban Dictionary is a Wiki, though it is highly inaccurate.

Keep in mind that Indiana is one of our most red-necked states (apologies to Geoff!).
 
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No, it's not a wiki as such, but anyone can add a definition at any time. In effect, it's less relable than most wikis as they usually have some sort of moderation in place.

I was amused that Time got their story from The Smoking Gun. Very apt! Smile


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It's the combination of the threat and the attempt to sell a firearm with a defaced serial number, the latter being a federal crime.

Earlier this year the feds shut down a gun dealer near here for selling weapons to ex-cons. The lesson: In the USA you have the right to keep and bear arms, IF they're legally obtained, and you're not a known or former criminal.


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That may be a lesson in Indiana, but not across the country, Geoff. Ah, buy I must stay down from my soap box. Eek
 
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Off subject, but related to your comment on "criminal": I heard an NPR report where a job applicant wrote that his occupation was a "criminal." Roll Eyes
 
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A recent police department applicant was incensed when, just because he didn't lie on his application, he got arrested. One of the questions was "Have you ever had sex with children?" and he said, "Yes.."
 
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Off subject, but related to your comment on "criminal": I heard an NPR report where a job applicant wrote that his occupation was a "criminal." Roll Eyes

OK, which political party did the person represent?


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A recent police department applicant was incensed when, just because he didn't lie on his application, he got arrested. One of the questions was "Have you ever had sex with children?" and he said, "Yes.."

If he was eleven at the time and the other one was twelve, what then? Probably inconceivable, but not unlikely.


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Not only inconceivable but unbearable.
 
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