Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Purdue Student Ordered Held Without Bond

Indian national made internet death threats against President
Vikram Buddhi, the Indian national studying in the US on a student visa, who made online threats to murder the President, Vice President, First Lady, and Secretary of Defense, is now being held without bail pending his next court appearance on April 26. From the (West Lafayette, IN) Journal and Courier:
A Federal district magistrate in Hammond has ordered Vikram Buddhi, a Purdue University graduate student accused of writing Internet threats against President Bush, be held without bond, saying he is a flight risk, Buddhi's attorney said this morning.
Buddhi's attorney, John Martin is trying the boys-will-be-boys-it-doesn't-count-in-cyberspace argument, and if that doesn't work, is asserting a First Amendment right to threaten assassination, murder, bombing, and rape.

Can the American Civil Liberties Union be far behind?

Cross-posted at The Jawa Report, Vince Aut Morire, and Stop the ACLU.