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Guy arrested and held in jail for sarcastic comment on Facebook about a computer game taken out of context by a stranger

By Patrick follow Patrick   2018 Apr 2, 8:41am 3,447 views   8 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


https://www.change.org/p/dismiss-the-charges-against-my-son-justin-carter-being-prosecuted-for-a-facebook-comment

What I understand happened is that he was in an argument on the League of Legends website, which continued on a Facebook page, and someone on Facebook called him crazy and messed up in the head.

So he responded in a sarcastic tone by saying something along the lines of 'Oh ya, I'm real messed up in the head alright, I'ma gonna shoot me up a school full of kids and eat their still beating hearts'. Now anyone that knows me or my kids knows that we write in perfect English, so the bad spelling is not a mistake, it was an attempt to convey, in writing, an uneducated accent as part of the joke.

His response may have been in bad taste, but it was written in a non-threatening way that didn’t translate well online. None of his friends or family would even question his intention as anything other than a poor choice of words. Things got out of control, but my son is not a felon and terrorist as he’s currently being charged!

The authorities’ over-reaction is ruining Justin’s life. And it’s setting a dangerous example trying to punish kids who often say strange things that I believe are protected under freedom of speech. The justice system’s abuse of Justin is wasting time and money that could otherwise be spent to help people who honestly need it!


Zero-tolerance policies are always 100% wrong. They mean complete lack of judgement in judging.
1   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2018 Apr 2, 8:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People still use zukfuckbook? Why?
2   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 2, 8:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Zero-tolerance policies are always 100% wrong. They mean complete lack of judgement in judging.


But they still wanna be paid like they make tough decisions. That's the rub. "Give me $150k for making tough decisions daily. Okay, now, everything is zero tolerance, so no nuance just apply the policy. FREE MONEY!"
3   Goran_K   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 2, 9:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The lack of due process is troubling.

However, that kid is a fucking idiot.
4   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 2, 10:34am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
The lack of due process is troubling.

However, that kid is a fucking idiot.

There is no shortage of kids who will or would say things like this. You cannot outlaw youthfulness. You're only creating criminals.
5   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 2, 3:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'd say to go further back. Are words criminal? Can we punish someone for what they think?

Bring on the Pre-Cogs!
6   Goran_K   ignore (3)   2018 Apr 2, 3:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WineHorror1 says
There is no shortage of kids who will or would say things like this. You cannot outlaw youthfulness. You're only creating criminals.


I agree in principal (I consider myself a big fan of due process), and I disagree with how the courts have treated this young man, but he should have known better. Being youthful isn't a blanket excuse for any kind of stupidity.
7   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Apr 2, 6:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sarcasm is an evolutionary trait, some on the left have not evolved to grasp it.

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