The next time you glance at a poster featuring the FBI’s most wanted, don’t be surprised to see a few emojis on the list. Consider the case of Osiris Aristy, a Brooklyn teen who was arrested following a series of threatening Facebook posts. As Buzzfeed’s Nicolás Medina Mora explains, those “terroristic threats” were not verbal or even textual: “The teen’s references to law enforcement officers appear to be limited to cartoon representations of police and firearms. All of which raises a question that almost sounds silly, but is actually very serious: Can emojis be legally interpreted as terroristic threats?” (I’m guessing that doing time for posting emojis is not going to give this guy a lot of street cred in the joint.)

+ NYT: At the Silk Road trial, lawyers fight to include evidence they call vital: Emoji.