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Although I have frequently said that one of the way to stop the epidemic of spamming is to kill the spammers, I have never advocated violence to that end. But Charles Booher in Sunnyvale did — what’s more, he posted…

Although I have frequently said that one of the way to stop the epidemic of spamming is to kill the spammers, I have never advocated violence to that end. But Charles Booher in Sunnyvale did — what’s more, he posted death threats against spammers on his website, according to this article by Elise Ackerman that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.

Never missing a beat, federal agents arrested Booher at his home on Thursday last week, charging him with 11 violations of interstate communications. He now faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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