Is Throwing a Rock Through a Window “Terrorism”? Some Federal Prosecutors Think So

October 26, 2016
Just Security

Did you know that throwing a rock through the window of a Whole Foods could be punished as a federal crime of terrorism?  An Assistant United States Attorney admitted as much last year, when defending the little-known Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act(commonly known as the AETA) against a constitutional challenge by the Center for Constitutional Rights.

The AETA is a piece of designer legislation passed quietly in 2006 and used a handful of times since then, primarily to punish activists who release animals from fur farms. ...

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