this wired.com article tells the story of a high school student who has been charged with a felony for writing a short fiction story.

These days, people are so scared of what might happen that they’re willing to supress art and creative thinking to protect themselves from the future. It’s exactly this kind of reasoning and thinking that creates the kind of environment that fosters terroristic behavior. When we get to a point when merely thinking about violence can land us in jail, who among us would be safe from the law?

We can only hope to reduce the amount of violence in the world by practicing non-violence in our own lives.