Truth to Power

So, you’re telling me…

If I nail two boards together and say I’m trying to “make a nuke” then I can be arrested?

Tests reveal Mesa suspect failed in bid to make ricin

Intent may be enough to draw life in prison

Jack Gillum

The Arizona Republic

Jun. 8, 2005 12:00 AM

A substance state health officials identified as ricin after it was confiscated from a Mesa man on Saturday was not the deadly toxin, according to those same health officials, who were forced to retest the substance after recognizing they had made an error.

Something about this doesn’t sit right. Boil castor oil, go to jail for life? Nice.


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