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This article was published on May 18, 2011

Secret Service questions 13-year-old boy over Facebook post

Secret Service questions 13-year-old boy over Facebook post

The Secret Service has questioned a 13-year-old boy over a status update he posted on Facebook following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Fox News reports that Vito LaPinta of Tacoma, Washington posted an update following news reports of bin Laden’s death warning President Obama to watch out for suicide attacks.

Despite clearly being a message of concern for possible retaliation against Obama, something that normal people would call an act of patriotic adoration and a boy looking up to his President as a role model, Secret Service took the child from his classroom and grilled him on the matter.

“He told me it was because of a post I made that indicated I was a threat toward the president,” said LaPinta according to Fox News.

Even in death, bin Laden is winning. He’s created a government so well-terrorized that it’s willing to harass (and even abuse, in the case of the young disabled boy made to walk through an airport checkpoint without his leg bracers) its own children.