There is an interesting case out of Connecticut where police reportedly arrested Francis Laskowski, 58, after he allegedly said that understood why a killer recently went on a rampage and killed nine people in the state. Someone at Fusco Management Co. promptly called police.
Omar Thornton killed nine people at Hartford Distributors in Manchester.
Laskowski was charged with breach of peace for reportedly expressing his understanding of the killer’s mindset.
If true, I fail to see the crime. Stating that you understand the motivations of a killer is protected speech under the first amendment. There is no question that the company has a right to investigate such statements to establish the employee is not a danger to others. However, this story lacks any fact to base a criminal charge on.