I can’t imagine what this judge was thinking but this is a seriously bad idea.
You have a disturbed man who posts on Facebook a comment about “breaking Cho’s record“. Initially charged with making a terrorist threat, he pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing communications in an apparent plea bargain. And the judge sentences him to military service.
Yes, let’s take someone who is thinking of random, senseless, deadly violence against innocents and give him weapons. Put him in a position where he’s likely to be placed in combat which will mess him up further. Put him in an environment that is increasingly riddled with members of hate groups who can influence him further down his path of crazy. Yes, that will teach him that threatening to hurt people is a bad idea.