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Methuen Police Arrest High School Student on Terrorism Charges

One of Cameron D’Ambrosio’ s Youtube videos

 

By: Tom Duggan – May 1, 2013

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Cameron D’Ambrosio’s Facebook Photo

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon told The Valley Patriot this afternoon that Carmen D’Ambrosio sent a text message and posted terrorist threats on social media.

“We took this very seriously,” Chief Solomon said.

“He posted a threat in the form of  rap where he mentioned the White House, the Boston Marathon bombing, and said ‘everybody you will see what I am going to do, kill people.”

Superintendent of Schools Judy Scannell said that the student was not in school today, but that a student at Methuen High School saw the posting on Facebook and notified the school administration who notified police. 

“Once again we have to commend the Methuen High School Student who came forward, we always say, if you see something, say something, and that’s what this student did. We also want to commend the school safety officers and the administration for bringing this to our attention immediately. Threats of this kind of violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, not in Methuen they won’t.”

Dambrosio44The police chief says that D’Ambrosio faces up to 20 years for felony charges of communicating terrorist threats under MGL. Ch. 269, Section 14.  Bail has been set at $1MIL. 

D’Ambrosio lives on Glenn Avenue in Methuen and was arrested on Pleasant Street near Highland.

“We got the tip around 1pm and by 1:30 we had him in custody,” the chief said. 

“I do want to make clear he did not make a specific threat against the school or any particular individuals but he did threaten to kill a bunch of people and specifically mentioned the Boston Marathon and the White House. The threat was disturbing enough for us to act and I think our officers did the right thing.”

D’Ambrosio will be arraigned  Thursday morning in Lawrence District Court. 

dambrosio0090D’Ambrosio also had disturbing photos and posts on his Facebook page including “Fuck politics, Fuck Obama and Fuck the government!!”

He also had a “disturbing satanic photo posted as well as a photo of himself on a “Wanted Poster” that reads “Wanted Dead or Alive” a quick perusal of his Facebook page shows D’Ambrosio’s unusual interest in gangs, violence and a criminal lifestyle. 

D’Ambrosio also has a Youtube page where he raps about “living in da hood” in Methuen.

The Valley Patriot will update this story as more information becomes available. 

 

 

 

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Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, a 1990 Police Survivor and hosts the Paying Attention! Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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312 Responses to Methuen Police Arrest High School Student on Terrorism Charges

  1. Bob Dortona Reply

    May 1, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    this is an overreaction. he’s just a punk kid, 20 years? It’s not terrorism, once you realize he isn’t affiliated with anything having to do with terrorist or gang groups then you should let him go, this is ridiculous.

  2. Patty O. Reply

    May 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    OVERREACTION?? Are you kidding me? He specifically states The Boston Marathon and killing lots of people.Get your head out of the sand.When these kids want to do adult things that are illegal there is a price to pay and ALL MENTIONS OF TERRORIST ACTIVITY SHOULD AND MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!!!!

    • Mike Schupbach Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      Patty O. you just mentioned “he Boston Marathon and killing lots of people” you can expect the police to be knocking at your door any second.

    • Marcodamian Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      So you are telling me if you mention a terrorist attack you must be investigated held and tried? You are an idiot. So we have artist like Jay-Z saying he’s going to rape and murder women and children in his music but we should leave him alone. You have millions of Americans right now in the web posting antigovernment and anti Obama threats online yet we don’t hear “millions to be charge with up to 20 years federal prison time for FBI post” do you? It’s because that is a ridiculous. I would say freedom of speech but as we all know living in America if its anti establishment tere is no freedoms of speech. Poor kid is just being made an example.

      • Marcodamian Reply

        May 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        *there

      • wdowns25 Reply

        May 2, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        Marcodamien: have you ever heard a Jay-Z song?!!! And the rest of you saying this kid needs to be prosecuted: YOU HAVE LOST YOUR DAMN MINDS!!!

    • knicklefritz Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      I am astounded by the level of stupidity the general American populace continues to display on a daily basis. I am ashamed that I have had children that will grow into adults in this pathetic excuse for a society – where fear is the prime mover, and people who lack spine (or lack the basic ability to read and comprehend the US Constitution), are so willing to roll over their rights in exchange for “safety theater”.

      People that justify the arrest of this child for expressing his 1st amendment rights are sad, pathetic individuals who, one can only hope, will one day rise up from the oppression that is their inherent fear and become productive, intelligent, free thinking members of society once more.

      And good for you, comrade schoolfriend, McCarthyism is alive and well again it seems.

      Disgusting.

    • Max Reply

      May 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      You need to read more about what is going on with this. Not just what you see in one article written by someone trying to make a name for himself.
      Example. The media printed:
      “(Expletive) a boston bominb wait till u see the (expletive) I do, I’ma be famous”
      The actual line is:
      “(Expletive) a boston bominb wait till u see the (expletive) I do, I’ma be famous rapping”
      See how the media cuts out just the word “rapping” and it changes the whole context of what is in his song?

      Perhaps you’re the one that needs to pull your head out of the sand.

  3. Patty O. Reply

    May 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Bravo Methuen Police Dept. and I hope they prosecute him to the FULL EXTENT of the law.Set an example so others will think twice and understand that threats of TERRORISM are not a JOKE!

    • Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      No one knows Cameron idk why anyone has even commented this. He has a story and I hope everything comes out so you can all feel like scumbags.

    • Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

      OPEN YOUR MINDS BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MINDS

    • Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      I guess you have to believe everything you read on line……hahaha unbelievable. Some people are so stupid. Go catch the bank robbers and leave cam alone

    • Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      You know what I have an idea for you all. If you don’t like something someone says or does on Facebook don’t fallow them defined them clearly my brother had you all watching him must be his biggey fans :)

    • Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      Why

    • knicklefritz Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      You patty.o are the perfect example for why the United States is on a death spiral.

      You are so consumed by fear, that you are willing to sacrifice the Bill of Rights for something someone said. No matter how repugnant the speech (ex. Westboro Baptist Church, KKK, neo-nazis, etc.) all speech should be protected.

      I can only hope that one day, you are not put in the same predicament as this fellow is.

    • John Reply

      May 6, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      This is a fucking disgusting violation of the First Amendment. Yes this kid is stupid but he is NOT VIOLATING ANY CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS. The First Amendment fully protects this kid’s right to rap about blowing up the entire fucking world and assraping Obama if he wants to.

      This country is full of a culture of fear. Early warning signs of fascism, people!

      Twenty years and one million dollars, some fascist bastard is trying to make an example of the village idiot. Don’t let it happen!

    • Dick Reply

      May 22, 2013 at 12:46 AM

      I hope you die bitch, How is that for some turristism?

    • TheTerroristsHaveWon Reply

      May 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      Read the actual law here:

      http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter269/Section14

      Which also says THIS:
      (e) Nothing in this section shall authorize the criminal prosecution of picketing, public demonstrations or other similar forms of expressing views.

      Terror threats” are specific, not general. No terrorist threats were made in the video, not even general ones. It is a rap song. In fact, it is less controversial than the Eminem song saying he will tie a woman to the bed and set the house on fire if she ever tries to leave him again. Why is Eminem not in jail? Because its a song. Why is this kid in jail? I think it is pretty obvious: Kids, don’t express your views, don’t create art, don’t exercise your constitutional rights, because morons acting in groups will fall all over themselves to be offended and make an example of you.

      The schools in this country are way too powerful. The cops are way too powerful. The prosecutors are way too powerful.

      Once this becomes “news” they have to justify it so they don’t look foolish. Might be too late for that. The cop said they can’t tell if it’s a rap video. Really?

      The cop on the news video said they took action BECAUSE they are in a heightened state of awareness. Wow. What happens when they are in a less heightened state? Maybe THEN we can have our liberties back?

      THAT statement is “people have to keep in mind that we are in, in a heightened state of awareness and we do take any threat, um, whether it’s veiled whether it’s open, we do take it very seriously.” Is this not a veiled threat that they will do the same thing to any of us? They are watching and listening, and they will be looking for any excuse to do this to you and me. Who is the terrorist? Hard to tell these days isn’t it?

  4. Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    This is the most fucked up story I have ever read. First of you who are ou to write this second the student who came forward is someone who clearly has a problem with cam. Get the facts the write the truth.

    • ALB Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      Brianna,
      I think clearly you are uneducated and confused…the person that came fordward should be commended and is a hero! He did the right thing by his community and his country. I am sorry your friend Cam is so angry and attention starved

      • TheTerroristsHaveWon Reply

        May 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

        OH SHIT. Being angry and attention starved is a crime now? When they make being a moron a crime, will you go quietly?

        Brianna is being a friend to Cam…something he definitely needs. And she does not need your condemnation and insults for being a friend.

        Perhaps you are jealous because you have no friends ALB? Is that why you are so angry and confused? Get a life.

  5. Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    You should make a lot more clear buddy. It’s freedom of speech GET A LIFE FREE CAM. Don’t let these fools (police) brainwash you all I think they could do their job by getting bad guys and killers not a kid trying to get a rap game!

  6. Brianna D'Ambrosio Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Also Methuen is the good all the kids carry knife guns and deal drugs. Get involved with the kids living on that street because unless you do you don’t know. Thanks

    • Tom Reply

      May 4, 2013 at 1:25 AM

      Brianna, that post isn’t intelligible and can barely be called English.

      • Wow Reply

        May 4, 2013 at 2:24 AM

        Tom for you I will try to make this more clear. Kinds around Methuen and Lawrence, the streets where your kids or family members play and live, are covered with “punks” and “hood rats”. They carry guns, knives, and more than half of them hustle and sell drugs. Do you get it yet?

  7. Who cared Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    You guys are all a bunch of sensitive pussys. Stop being little twats, methuen PD I’s fucking pathetic for taking this crap so serious. Why don’t you pussys take your fingers out of your asses and start focusing on real crimes, while you dumb ass pigs got the whole methuen police force after this one kid, there was real criminals commiting real crimes, not this stupid child shit. This just proves my point on how pathetic the methuen police force is. Why don’t you guys start watching COP’s or something and learn how to do your fucking jobs, and stop arresting kids for having weed and writing gay raps. EAD MPD.

  8. Mike Schupbach Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Why is this newspaper publishing the full name and address of a minor?

  9. tom farrell Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    I know this kid, and I’m not a fan and suspect he might have been one that stole some bikes from me. So my opinion of him is not very good.

    I do think he has some mental issues though, and I believe he does these kind of things because he is scared and bullied. I think these things are the root of the problem along with no caring parents. He has been posting crap like this for years, and now mpd decide it’s time to slam him with charges like this, terrible times indeed.

    Tom

  10. Mike Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    i went to methuen high. he is not the only person that makes death threats in that school, and the threats made by most of those kids were feeble attempts to earn street credibility. while i do consider the possibility that this may have been a threat, chances are hes just a regular high school kid trying to earn himself some credibility.

  11. JoAnn Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I’m a mother of six boys and I wouldn’t be happy with the language he uses or the ideal threats he makes (if he were my son) but this kid isn’t a terrorist – just a boy expressing himself through rap …and BTW Pictures of Satan on your FB page doesn’t make you satanic just like having a picture of Christ doesn’t make you a christian

    • JoAnn Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      * I meant idol – not ideal – sorry =/

      • Tom Reply

        May 4, 2013 at 1:29 AM

        Idle is the word. Not idol or ideal.

  12. antaya Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    That white ‘boy’ should MAYBE do a few weeks in the county jail. Charging the WHITE boy with ‘terroism’ facing 20 YEARS..!!!? If that’s the case, then THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD SEE: ALL WHITE RACE HATING RAPPERS, NEW BLACK PANTHERS et al ALSO FACING TERRORIST CHARGES AND 20 YEARS TOO. What HYPOCRISY. What a bunch of BULL. Oh, and where’s the MAIN STREAM MEDIA on the latest BLACK ON WHITE HATE crime? 3 of them just BRUTALLY BEAT, TORCHURED, AND SET ON FIRE, A ‘WHITE’ girl… Not a peep from the COWARD WHITE LIBERAL MEDIA. White people: You need to take a stand against this double standard and stand up for your race now.

    • Malcolm King Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      What does this have to do with race? This article is about a teenage male saying explicit threatening things in a rap which should not be taken serious, yet you want to make an argument about American Caucasians vs the world. You want to know why the rest of the world hates America? It is because of people like you. You honestly think the world is out to get you, when in honesty nobody gives a fcuk about you. Statistically speaking there is more black on black violence than black on white, but why are we even speaking about that? Nobody is oppressing white America, only your paranoia and fears. You talk about radical groups, but you are a radical yourself. What is there to gain with your type of attitude besides more blood and hardship?

      • antaya Reply

        May 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        @malcolm king…The fact that a WHITE boy is facing 20 yrs, w/1 mil bond speaks volumes…LOUD & CLEAR. Where were these ‘concerned authorities’, namely, the JUSTICE DEPT. when the ‘new’ black panthers were threatening people at the VOTING precincts? Where was the JUSTICE DEPT when they went on YOUTUBE and TELEVISION threatening to KILL WHITE BABIES? Where is the NATIONAL OUTCRY from the NAACP, SHARPTON, JACKSON et al while there is an ESCALATION IN BLACK ON WHITE ATTACKS, BRUTAL BEATINGS, RAPES, MURDERS, DOUSING WITH FLAMMABLES & SETTING WHITE PEOPLE ON FIRE? Where is the NATIONAL OUTCRY for the ESCALATING BLACK ON WHITE–NON-PROVOKED–ATTACKS in ALL the American Cities? I’ll tell you where: SILENT. You wanted to be treated as ‘equals’ you got it. You wanted ‘civil liberties’, you got it. You wanted ‘Affirmative Action’ you got it. You wanted the TEST SCORES LOWERED SO YOU COULD BECOME ‘COPS’ and ‘FIRE FIGHTERS’, ‘CITY WORKERS,’ ‘GOV. WORKERS’ you got it. You didn’t think WHITE AMERICA would ELECT A ‘BLACK’ PRESIDENT, but you got that too. So the ‘playing field’ is leveled; in fact YOUR BLACK PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ELECTED TWICE NOW. So please explain to the American people, WHY DO BLACKS GET A ‘FREE’ PASS? Why aren’t the ‘new’ black panthers going to jail for 20 years? Why aren’t they incarcerated for TERRORISM with ONE MILLION DOLLAR BONDS? And WHY doesn’t ‘Jesse Jackson,’ ‘Al Sharpton,’ et al, STAND UP AGAINST VIOLENCE FOR ALL OF US? They said it was a RAINBOW coalition but it’s NOT…It is a BLACK COALITION, FOR AND BY BLACK PEOPLE, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. So again, for the WHITE BOY who is facing 20 years and an outrageous ‘bond,’ WHITE AMERICA: YOU NEED TO STOP THIS NONSENSE…STAND UP FOR YOUR RACE…NO ONE ELSE WILL DO IT BUT YOURSELVES……

        • B. Jack Reply

          May 4, 2013 at 4:36 AM

          “Kill the White People.. Yeah Yeah.. Its Gonna Make Our Lives Better… Kill the White People… Yeah Yeah.. But buy my record first” … LMAO… If you dont know, look it up… Silly paranoid fools

    • Patty O. Reply

      May 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      Hey knicklefist fool whatever your foolish name is I am not the one full of fear my friend you are.So many of you are so wrapped up in your freedom of speech that you have even got our youth conviced they can say and do whatever they want.There are still LAWS TO OBEY and other things such as morals and knowing right from wrong.That is what is wrong with this world .
      Everyone thinks they can say and do whatever they want with NO CONSEQUENCE.When there is one to pay they fall back on their first amendment right and blame everyone else but themselves.Wrong is Wrong PERIOD

    • Patty O. Reply

      May 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      NONE OF YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!! THIS IS AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE HERE.HE SAID IT HE GOT CAUGHT HE DOES THE PUNISHMENT.HE IS AN ADULT NOT A KID .HE SKIPPED SCHOOL AND MADE A CHOICE THAT DAY TO POST THESE COMMENTS .STOP MAKING THIS INTO A WITCH HUNT BY THE POLICE IT IS NOT.MADE YOUR BED NOW LIE IN IT.

      • Wow Reply

        May 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        Party o……. I think your right to freedom of speech should be taken away. You claim that no one knows what they are talking about in reality it’s you :)

        • Howard Hal Ollman Reply

          May 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

          so there are those there that think because its a LAW. that makes it right! no matter how stupid the LAW is, fact is because it is a LAW is enough that everyone should follow it and not complain! its got to be in the fucking water! if this was true, TODAY, there would still be slaves, women would still not be able to vote, booze would still be illegal, there would still be KINGS, women would still be hit in the head and dragged into the cave where the man would do whatever to her, there would be shit-loads of people with hands cut off for being thieves, there would still be kangaroo courts in the USA. [fact is that last one still exists today, it is aka today as the "lets make a deal justice system"]

      • Jack Shit Reply

        May 4, 2013 at 3:20 AM

        Geezuz patty, have you run out of lithium?

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  14. Brandon Neal Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    I know Cam, went to school with him from 5-8th grade. The kid has always been like this he has always been making weird videos and raps and being violent and all that. Thats how he has always been. I personally don’t think he is smart enough to come through with any of these threats however, I do believe the police are making the right choice by at least arresting him and seeing what is going on because you never know what could happen

    • knicklefritz Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Since you seem to be a young adult like your former classmate up there, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. However, think on this a minute – one day you may say something that someone else finds offensive, or vaguely threatening – you may find yourself in the same position.

      There is a reason that there is a Bill of Rights – I suggest those of you young folks who think that this is a “good thing” look into them, study them, and understand the history behind their formation. If you don’t cherish your rights (and, by extension, the rights of others who may be different than you), then you, by default, will slowly and surely see yourself stripped of those rights; slowly, imperceptibly, until you wonder where they went, and why you are all of the sudden a criminal.

      I’ll continue to support the Bill of Rights, thank you, no matter how repugnant someone’s speech may be, I will gladly die to preserve their right to speak.

    • Fu Reply

      May 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      Aren’t you gay? What’s wrong with weird

  15. Joe C. Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Goodbye 1st Amendment… we’ll miss you along with the 2nd, 4th, etc…
    How long until we become the next North Korea? I give it 5-10 year maximum, although probably sooner.
    Anyways, here’s another good example of why to stay FAR away from Facebook & other major social media sites, they are nothing but spy/snitch networks.

  16. antaya Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    @ patty o., SEE: MS ‘twitter’ by obaminites en masse. LOL. The ‘protected’ black race gets ‘free pass’ but white kids face 20 years? WTF? The white boy needs a good ‘talking to’ by some sheriffs…but 1 million bond? You are ‘teaching’ white kids that ‘non-whites’ have the RIGHT to TERRORIZE WHITES with this NONSENSE.
    The boy made a ‘public’ rap video. If you want to know where the REAL ENEMY is lurking, research all the ISLAMIC JIHADIST MOSQUES RIGHT HERE IN OUR COUNTRY, oh, and don’t forget to research ALL THEIR SECURITIZED, GATED ‘islamic’ COMPOUNDS throughout the U.S.A., nice and quiet and under the radar, and right up under our noses on our soil they are…biding their time.

  17. franktrades Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Punish to the FULL extent of the law.

    • Open minded Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      What was the crime? A crime needs to be commented for a punishment to take place.

    • Open minded Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      Thank you Ian at least you know what your talking about

    • Open minded Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      At least Ian knows what’s up

    • Patty O. Reply

      May 5, 2013 at 2:58 AM

      It is in the hands of the Judge,no one else.

  18. Andy Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    The land of the free, where freedom of speech isn’t allowed. GREAT JOB GUYS. It’s pathetic that American officials overact to such a small thing. Honestly he’s just a kid that made a small mistake and didn’t fully realise, nor I doubt mean what he was saying. They’re literally just doing this so they can be seen to be taking terrorism seriously. They can’t catch the terrorist organisations at the root of the problem so they just go and arrest a kid for saying a rap. Most raps have some form of “anti-people” speech in anyway. It’s a joke America, I’m disappointed in your policing. Thank God I’m not American.

  19. Prospektor Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Oh God, oh God! I only live a few thousand miles away from Methuen! When I think that my kids have to live in proximity to some sick individuals like this, there really should be no mercy, these people have to be punished to the whole extend of the law! Obama did good not to close Guantanamo, he thinks of the children!
    But some of the blame also goes to Youtube and Facebook, who let people just post everything on their websites. There should be moderators that screen everything before it gets published, and then have anyone arrested that posts offending material, it’s the only way to protect our society.

  20. Ian Michaels Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Seriously? He was doing the stupid things that boys do. I would probably just think of him as a goofy, dumb-ass kid, but he’s probably experiencing terror right now. It’s hard not to feel some pity for him and wonder what is happening to our society that it has to call such a thing “terrorism”. Who has been terrorized by this happy, baby-faced boy?

  21. Myname Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Fellow humans, you all need a reality check. Perhaps its time you take the blinders off your eyes and see the world for what it really is.

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  23. Bob Maguire Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Let him get punked in the ass by a real criminal in jail then we’ll see how tough he thinks he is.

    • Open minded Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Bob fuck yourself

    • Tim Reply

      May 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      The kid is a immature idiot who more than likely is harmless. BUT he is an adult. He is 18. If anyone forgot the actual terrorist at the Boston Marathon was 19 so “kids” are capable of these acts. He won’t be serving 20 years, but he deserves to be punished. All threats need to be taken seriously and that is what the police are doing.

      • Wow Reply

        May 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

        Tim no crime was committed, there was no threat is was a sentence a statement. The kid who was 19 bombed people he actuall killed people Cameron expressed his feelings and updated HIS OWN Facebook status. “Check yourself before you reck yourself” to you that seems like a threat but just some lyrics

  24. Thebes Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Case law is quite clear.
    The little punk (or anyone else) may say what he will UNLESS he makes a specific threat.
    He did not make a specific threat.
    The cops, once again, over-reacted.

  25. Joe M Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    This is outrageous. He didn’t commit a crime, he was simply exercising this right called free speech that used to be in the Constitution somewhere.

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  27. Tom Duggan Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    joe why don’t you send us a letter to the editor for next weeks paper, happy to present another side

    • Wow Reply

      May 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Tom, another side maybe like cams bio? How he likes to skateboard, read and play with his little cousins?!

    • john Reply

      May 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      Tom – why don’t you stop writing stupid articles so people don’t have to waste their time writing pointless editorials. (Good link bait, though.) I feel like I’m taking crazy pills or we live in a fascist state. Thank God most people on here seem to understand how the constitution works. It’s literally sickening that a paper with “Patriot” in it’s title has so little respect for freedom. This kid is an idiot but he isn’t a writer for a newspaper. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  28. thatguy Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    While I agree that he Shouldn’t be given 20 years for simply writing a rap song about terrorism, I do believe he needs to take this as a wake up call and do something else with his life.

  29. ethiograndma Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    The kid is stupid. And a lot of the posters on here are equally dumb. Unless there are specific plans on his computer and a stockpile of illegal weapons and/or ties to terrorist organizations (which I highly doubt) the charge should be reduced down to a reasonable slap on the wrist. Saying you are going to bomb the White House is akin to threatening the president and yes lots of people are investigated for the same thing and it usually amounts to nothing. But going after the kid who notified the school? That is totally irresponsible. You never know when someone is serious. I suppose some of you would have helped hide the Marathon bomber’s backpack & computer because you hate the big bad government more than you hate killers.

  30. M Barist Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    This is how liberty dies? To the sound of furious clapping?

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  33. Max Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Art is dead.

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    • Patty O. Reply

      May 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      Antanya STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD! IT IS PATHETIC AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TOPIC!!! same punishment if he was blue,green ,orange or purple!

  36. Felix Chmiel Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    This is insane people did Greenday get arrested when they came out with American Idiot did Ice tea get arrested with cop killer. First of all the kid said fuck the government in my eyes that doesn’t make him cruel that doesn’t mean he is anti American since when did our love for America get based on how much we respect the guys in suits that don’t care about regular Americans? The DA that arrested this kid should be let go. The parents should stand by there kid and give the school, and police dept. one hell of a lawsuit. Meanwhile while there playing games with this kid, the next asshole is getting ready to do something, my guess is it’s that anti muslim the FBI investigated a few months ago, but were to damn lazy to do there jobs.

  37. Felix Chmiel Reply

    May 2, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    And for the retard saying Obama did good not to close Gbay get ur facts right he did close it, but like the republicans told him what are u going to do with all these anti american scumbags. he didn’t know which is the only reason why it’s opened now. He signed the order on his first day in office, pisses me off when people think they know politics but they don’t cause there busy trying to bust little kids for being well little kids

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  42. Kaitlyn Reply

    May 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    I know cameron and yeah he may not be the greatest kid but he would never do anything they are taking this way to far i mean look at him hes 5″2 110 pounds kid couldnt hurt a fly, 20 years is bullshit if your gonna arrest him arrest any ody whose made a commet about murder and you might wabna go ahead and aresst a bunch of rappers to oh yeah and protesters

  43. DisturbingSatan Reply

    May 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    A “disturbing satanic photo”? Disturbing to whom? To a Christian? How in hell (no humor intended) is a satanic photo evidence of criminal intent? Why is this even mentioned? It seems to me this is just an attempt to blackwash the kid’s character such as it is, and prejudice Christians against him. Truly shameful. And we have the nerve to criticize Muslims …

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  47. Jack Stone Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Come on people, “Patty O” is trolling.

    Either that or she works for the District Attorney’s office or is married to someone in the police department.

    Two words people: JURY NULLIFICATION.

  48. Jack Stone Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    This whole “piece” is incredibly biased and one sided.

    I have to wonder if Tom Duggan works for the police department?

    • Wow Reply

      May 7, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      Patty o, sounds to me like your perfect world is where everyone is locked up, with no rights, not allowed to talk or share their thoughts. Everyone must believe in the same things and act the same way. The world just isn’t like that my dear; the sooner you realized that the better off your life will hopefully be. Take off the blinders too

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  50. Impossiburu Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    And of course the slaves with the biggest subservient attitude cheer on the most insane abuses of law. You people make me sick.

  51. Joseph Solomon Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I am guessing you have never listened to any of the rap stars. Why not blow things ALL OUT OF shape. Your police and DA should remove their heads from where there is no sun. It is ashame you can not enforce laws about bullying. Your policy is do not investigate or react but over react.

  52. Jonathan Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Just thought you should know that this is worldwide now (I’m swedish) and these things and people are why we joke about how stupid americans are.. In some cases it’s not even a joke it seems..

  53. Bob Joe Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Dropping bombs on innocents in the middle east is terrorism. When will the current administration face up to crimes against humanity?
    In no way I am justifying this adolescents rage and violent outbursts. Terrorism charges are heavy handed, I suggest taking a good hard look at the environment he lives in. I bet its not right out of the brady bunch…

  54. Master Chief Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Umm…DA you are clinically insane. Remember that to be a threat under state or federal law a target and a means specified. Neither in the rap nor the lyrics is there either. So, I would have to argue for the DA to be removed from office. Furthermore, the Police Department needs to be reprimanded publicly for failure to enforce the law correctly.

    Moving on, I would neither call the pictures or interests disturbing. First, while you are at it poke around most high school aged guys FB pages. I would bet that the majority feature something ‘gangster’ posted. Second, it is not against the law to disagree or make statements of opinion against the government.

    Summary: Lyrics were poorly written and don’t rhyme. However, there is nothing that institutes a threat on legal grounds: no target and no implied means. Furthermore, we have to remember it is a rebelling non-conforming teenager we are talking about.

    *Seriously, if I could dig up the crazy foolish you all did at that age. I am sure I could find something equally charge-able if that is the standard. If you claim otherwise, I move to have you charged for fraud (statements).

    No evidence of planning, no target specified, no means specified. NOT Guilty! Correct legal procedure: Acquittal/Dismissal.

    *New law proposal: Lawyers are to be subjected to the same punishments as the ‘victim’ in false prosecutions. No exceptions!*

    • Master Chief Reply

      May 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      * “Remember that to be a threat under state or federal law a target and a means must be specified.”

  55. john Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Zero tolerance and law enforcement these days don’t mix too well. The police department shall be sued for financial compensation of the child’s attorney and family loss. I feel the guy should be released with no questions asked and boys will be boys type of deal but learn from the mistake here and just give up on the entire rap deal then move away from such a small town due to the fact this guy’s reputation has been put to shreds, moving may not help but it should help the exposure of his well being…

  56. Kate Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    It seems fairly obvious to me that none of you have read what was ACTUALLY posted on his Facebook. This is a complete overreaction and it’s obvious that this D’Ambrosio isn’t involved in the planning or execution of any terrorist acts; taking him to court over something as petty as this is ridiculous. As for the “Satanic photo” (which, by the way, is NOT a photograph), it’s at least as comical as it is disturbing.

    Whilst law enforcement in England isn’t perfect, instances like this make me glad I don’t live in America.

  57. Tea Party Rappers Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Cameron D’Ambrosio is a gifted rapper whose talent promises we will be hearing more about him.

    This future rapping star, or should I say, already famous rapper Cameron D’Ambrosio, is currently in jail to satisfy petty nanny state officials who were offended by his first amendment protected lyrics.

    The snitches who told on him, the officials who followed the complained, and the government lawyers, including the prosecutor and judge, should be ashamed of themselves, read the first amendment to the constitution and the lyrics to his song, grow some chest hair, which they are obviously lacking, and realize that art is protected speech to be cherished.

    Cameron D’Ambrosio, the gifter rapper, now has a choice as to what to do with his talent, shy away and tremble at the government threats of imprisonment, or keep on being himself, fight the government in court, make them look like the ridiculous wanna be nanny statists that they are, win in court and continue on with his rapping career showcasing their silly and dangerous ways in his lyrics.

    I look forward to Cameron D’Ambrosio’s nascent career and to the fruits of his talent.

    And as many rappers have and will continue to say to the fascist petty criminals in the state’s dole; “Fuck the government!”

    Rappers everywhere are spreading the news and showing solidarity in this clear case of prosecution of an art form born of struggle and ambition.

    You can help him by visiting this link and making a small contribution to freedom of speech, the constitution, and to the growing talent of this young artists, and to keep free speech available to all rappers.

    http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/teenager/

  58. christopherk Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I appreciate how this newspaper is called “The Valley Patriot,” has patriotic revolutionary war clipart in its logo, and also “Congress shall make no law…” in its masthead…

    … and then its publisher writes a story about a very clear, very disturbing First Amendment violation in a way that’s biased against the defendant and subtly in favor of taking away First Amendment rights. Perhaps “The Valley Redcoat” would be a more suitable name for your newspaper?

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  62. Sam F Reply

    May 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    This is NOT A NEWS ARTICLE – at all. period. Obviously this “newspaper” isn’t worth the space it take up on the internet. Their quote about the kid saying he will kill people is fabricated I’m fairly certain. this give the full quote of what he said http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/teenager/ The only real sort of “patriot” is the one who demands free speech and stands up for what they believe is right -not fabricating stuff to make money or push an agenda of eroding people’s rights

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  64. Tom Duggan Reply

    May 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I love what sheep you all are. You ASSume that because the story reflected badly on someone you laughingly believe he is an innocent flower that somehow we were biased when writing it. WRONG! My PERSONAL position IS and has always been that he was treated WRONGLY by being charged with terrorism but don’t ever let the FACTS get in your way. Apparently you clowns are angry because i DIDN’T inject my personal opinions on D’Ambrosio and i DIDN’T Bias the story based on my personal views.

    WOW what sheep!!

    Do you people hear yourselves?

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