Sunday, May 13, 2012
So these young thugs thing releasing smoke bombs and disrupting the lives of hundreds of thousands is no big deal. They need to spend time in prison contemplating this. Why do I pay taxes for UQAM to exist? MONTREAL—The gravity of the actions alleged against four young people accused in connection with Thursday’s subway smoke bombings became much more apparent Saturday with the addition of an anti-terror related charge. The three women and one man, all in their 20s, will each face a charge of hoax regarding terrorist activity, which carries a maximum prison term of five years, police revealed Saturday. If anyone had been injured during the hoax, the maximum sentence would be 10 years. They have also been charged with conspiracy and mischief over $5,000. The man has also been charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, in this case, police said, it was a knife. All four, who turned themselves in to police Friday afternoon, will appear in court this afternoon via videoconference. On Thursday, smoke bombs were thrown in three key subway stations, forcing the entire network to shut down at the height of the morning rush hour. The ensuing transport chaos affected about 200,000 passengers and cost the city more than $10 million in lost economic activity, according to economists.