Actually, no, it's not that funny.
No, really, it is. It's funny.
I have no sympathy for the guy that got arrested for this... like yelling "fire!" in a crowded theater.
You simply cannot send people to prison because you didn't get a joke. Yelling "fire" in a crowded theater involves an intent as well as an act. If you yell "I want that man fired" and a bunch of people mishear you and freak out should you go to jail? These were not intended to be viewed as a threat, and they have been up all over the country for weeks without anyone thinking twice about it. The police need to be able to "take every precaution" without simultaneously demanding heads in exchange for it.
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