Meet Massachusetts teen Cameron D’Ambrosio (aka "Cammy Dee").
D’Ambrosio, 18, fancies himself a bona fide underground rap artist. And like most 18-year-olds, “Cammy Dee” appears to be bursting at the seams with teenage angst.
However, unlike most teenagers, D’Ambrosio is also in some serious trouble for supposedly posting terrorist threats on social media sites.
The accused teenage rapper "pleaded not guilty today to making a bomb threat on Facebook he warned would eclipse the horror of the Boston Marathon tragedy and make him 'famous,'" the Boston Herald reports.
“Methuen High student Cameron D’Ambrosio...was ordered held without bail by Lawrence District Court Judge Lynn Rooney pending a May 9 dangerousness hearing after waiving his right to a bail argument,” the report adds.
Here’s what he allegedly wrote [this is the redacted version made available to the Herald]:
I’m not in reality, So when u see me **** go insane and make the news, the paper, and the **** federal house of horror known as the white house, Don’t **** cry or be worried because all YOU people **** caused this ****.
**** a boston bominb wait till u see the ****I do, I’ma be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!
Methuen High assistant Principal James Weymouth was alerted by a student soon after “Cammy Dee” posted the message.
Considering that the Facebook post comes just weeks after the Boston bombings, it’s not surprising that local authorities were quick to act.
“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.”
However, the chief was careful to add:
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.
“Cammy Dee” has in the past posted several disquieting messages to his Facebook wall, including [redacted]: “F**k politics, F**k Obama and F**k the government!!”
And this isn't even his first run-in with the law: "D’Ambrosio was charged last year with threatening to stab his sister to death. The case was dismissed last month."
Things are not looking good for young Mr. D’Ambrosio.
“Chained at the wrists and ankles and wearing a black T-shirt featuring the late hip-hop artist ODB [Old Dirty Bastard], D’Ambrosio sat in court with his head hung between his knees,” the Boston Herald reports.
“He faces up to 20 years in state prison if convicted on one count of making a bomb threat,” it adds.
His Facebook account appears to have been deactivated, but his YouTube page is still up:
“Assistant Essex District Attorney Kelleen Forlizzi did not go into detail about the case during the teen’s arraignment,” the Boston Herald report notes.
“Court records and police reports later released show police were at D’Ambrosio’s home with a search warrant yesterday and seized an XBox 360 gaming console, and computer equipment," it adds. “He admitted to an officer yesterday having written the Facebook posting.”
He also apparently “refused” his right to make a phone call.
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