Because we are too stupid to know the difference between an ad campaign and a terrorist attack:
Two men pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they created panic by placing electronic light boards that caused a bomb scare Wednesday in Boston.
The boards depicted a cartoon character making an obscene gesture at passing motorists.
Assistant Attorney General John Grossman called the light boards “bomb-like” devices and said that if they had been explosive they could have damaged transportation infrastructure in the city.
Give me a damned break. Charge them with littering- that makes sense. Creating a panic does not, especially since it was theidiotauthorities who created the panic.