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[–] tame 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

Wow, that's some pretty broad wording.

By the letter of that law, a person is guilty of possessing a hoax bomb if they install a doorbell in a police station.

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[–] myriadic 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It could be argued that doorbells don't intentionally alarm people. However, fire alarms would fit the description perfectly. Their purpose is literally to alarm people and get a reaction out of law enforcement (it says any type of reaction!).

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[–] BangDingOw 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

A doorbell inside of a police station would get some sort of reaction from law enforcement officers. Therefore hoax bomb.

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[–] tame 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A door bell isn't intended to alarm but it's certainly intended to evoke a reaction. The law doesn't require intent to alarm a law enforcement officer, just to cause a reaction of any type by them (for instance, answering the door).

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[–] tame 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's intent to 'cause a reaction of any type by law enforcement officers'.

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[–] RedSocks157 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

And who decides what "intent" is?