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CRJ300 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Option #1: Elements of a Criminal Offense: Case Study Elements of a Criminal Offense: Case Study Introduction to Criminal Justice Colorado State University – Global Campus Tricia Zunker December 3, 2017 Elements of a Criminal Offense: Case Study 1
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CRJ300 – Introduction to Criminal Justice Option #1: Elements of a Criminal Offense: Case Study The speech(s) given by Al-Timimi are not protected by the first amendment of the United States, which states that everyone has the right to freedom of speech. Ali Al-Timimi was convicted of provocative terrorism along with connections to Jihad networks and ultimately was sentenced to a life in prison with an additional 70 years. The goal of the court was to create such a sentence that Al-Timimi would never be able to leave prison. With regards to this case the United States ultimately decided that the speeches Al-Timimi was giving was not protected by the first amendment. This ruling was fair and accurate because Al-Timimi’s speeches were violent as well as encouraged acts of terrorism. This becomes clear when reviewing the facts of the case, such as Al-Timimi gave others information that they needed in order to arrive at the Lashkar-e Taib camp without being noticed or discovered. Al-Timimi’s associates joined in military type training in order to achieve their goal of creating a violent jihad with the United States. Al-Timimi’s speech, or anyone else who speaks towards such violence, should not be protected by the first amendment. Speech that can cause harm or a danger to people of the United States shouldn’t be acceptable. In Al-Timimi’s case, he was giving such violent speeches during
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