Just found this headline:
Teenager, students jailed for having extremist material
It’s not relevant to the story, but I thought it was telling that I immediately thought that this happened in the U.S. rather than the UK. Regardless, I’m wondering if the charges are legit, and enough to warrant jail time. Opening line sez:
A teenager and four university students were sentenced to between two years and three years in custody in Britain Thursday after Islamist extremist material was found on their computers. [/quote]
What do you guys think? These types might be dangerous at some point in the future, but is it legally justifiable to jail them just for possessing “extremist material”?