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Clown faces prison for Bell council threats

October 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An activist who often criticizes government officials while wearing a clown suit could get life in prison for allegedly threatening the Bell city clerk.Edwin Thomas Snell is accused of making threats at a recent Bell City Council meeting.

Because he has two previous felony convictions, a judge could give the so-called "Clown-suit Activist" life in prison under California's "three-strikes" law.