Teen in jail for months over 'sarcastic' Facebook threat.

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posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:27 PM
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Teen in jail for months over 'sarcastic' Facebook threat.

(CNN)
By Doug Gross, CNN
updated 6:30 PM EDT, Tue July 2, 2013
-- It was a sarcastic Facebook comment during an argument about a video game. And, according to the father of 19-year-old Justin Carter, it was enough to land his son behind bars for months, facing the possibility of years in prison.

Carter, who is currently on suicide watch in Comal County Jail near San Antonio, Texas, has been locked up since February. He faces a charge of making terroristic threats, a felony that could theoretically bring a sentence of up to eight years.

"He's very depressed. He's very scared and he's very concerned that he's not going to get out," Jack Carter, Justin's father, told CNN on Tuesday. "He's pretty much lost all hope."

In February, Justin, then 18, and a friend were arguing on Facebook with someone else over the online video game "League of Legends."

"Someone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane. You're crazy. You're messed up in the head,'" Jack Carter told CNN affiliate KVUE in Austin. "To which he replied 'Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head. I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still-beating hearts.'"

According to court documents, Justin wrote "I'm f---ed in the head alright. I think I'ma (sic) shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them."

Jack Carter said his son followed the claim with "LOL" and "J/K" -- indicating that the comment wasn't serious.
But someone else -- Carter says a woman in Canada -- noticed the comment and reported it to authorities.


www.cnn.com...
It's starting to get kind of ridiculous, I'm glad I don't live in the USA.

Discuss..

Regards,

NAM

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posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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Well this a country where anyone can be a terrorist(From breast feeding a baby to even writing in washable chalk) so this was expected




By the Department of Homeland Security’s standards, anyone who just celebrated the Fourth of July can be capable of terrorism. A new study by the DHS states that “those who are reverent of individual liberty” may promote terrorism.


www.thenewamerican.com...
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posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Edible Vaccine Inventor Jokes About Culling Population With GMO Virus

It appears it's ok for this guy to joke about culling the population though!




TextAaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Activist Post During a discussion panel in Arizona State University’s Biotech department that took place on February 2, 2012, the inventor of genetically engineered edible vaccines joked about wiping out 25% of the population with a genetically engineered virus.


Well if this is a joke - I don't see anyone laughing! Wonder what his jail term will be - or will they wait until after he's committed the crime!


www.activistpost.com...
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posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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I met a Saudi Arabian man recently who said that in Saudi Arabia "people are like hushed up animals". You have to be very careful what you say or Religious Police will show up and take you away, even your friends or neighbors or a causal acquaintance might report you if you say the wrong thing and then you're screwed.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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And now.............evryone gets too frightened to post their thoughts.

They win, we lose.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:50 PM
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Got news for ya, I have been too frightened to voice 95% of what I think online or anywhere else. It is the way of the modern world. See something say something. This kid added the note JK and still got torched. This is not even thought crime. this is years in jail for nothing more than black humor.....

All that I said would happen in the future 30 years ago, has happened. Scary poop kids, scary poop.....



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by Mamatus
Got news for ya, I have been too frightened to voice 95% of what I think online or anywhere else. It is the way of the modern world. See something say something. This kid added the note JK and still got torched. This is not even thought crime. this is years in jail for nothing more than black humor.....

All that I said would happen in the future 30 years ago, has happened. Scary poop kids, scary poop.....


So....you have something to hide? Your busted!
and thats just what they want us to think.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Remember to follow ATS on facebook.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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That's so sad that he's suicidal. Facebook addiction withdrawal will do that to a person. Young men get Facebook gonads and say a bunch of wicked stuff to anybody online to see how far it goes. Law enforcement is reactionary like that these days. One style of crime happens and then all he society gets hounded for it in the next few days. It's not to be taken lightly. His biggest problem was responding to psych-out trolls, or bullies who like to insult people who might have been diagnosed with a mental condition in their past. The "you're crazy" or "you're insane" it's hate speech; as bad as the n-word in my opinion. He was lashing out trying to turn his label to his favor but he shouldn't have entertained them. Because he's a young man giving threats are taken harder because of the psych-ism in society now, and there isn't exactly a laws against discrimination like that yet.

I get typecast a lot; every time some conspiracy person decides to go postal, the next day I get a tail of some plainclothes law enforcement because of a history of mental disability. Even today, I got security at WalMart following me to my car, unobstrusively, because I must be on some sort of Infragard list of mental history people, plus I happen to be on a conspiracy website, and some man at an Oklahoma WalMart held a kid hostage by knifepoint the other day, talking about how Bush and the Illuminati was following him (maybe he was an ATS guy, who can say?). So it's a discrimination that's active today. Even police see what they want to see; they want to go connect dots (mental plus walmart equals suspicious behavior today) that aren't supposed to connect, they do it anyways; it's reactionary discrimination because they just learned a new discrimination rule yesterday.

The young man was discriminated against for his age and his quote about hurting children after a different but similar looking young man went out and hurt children. He's devastated and probably hates the world right now. Facebook is Big Brother, and that lady from Canada can go to hell.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 09:13 PM
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Back in 1970 when I had the internet, we could say anything we wanted, like "Imma really protest this war parade man" and other subversive things that would turn heads and make grand parents drop their toast.

I mean we had freedom back in the old days, when the internet was free, and you could pick it off trees as you went to work in lala land.

But the problem is, even back in 1790 when I had the internet, they still had these silly stupid laws making it a federal offence to make threats over a telecommunication device. Hell, I couldn't even swear on the phone, because that was considered an offence. and those funky old modems we had, why they wanted to snoop on them to make sure I wasn't swearing or watching pornographic bmps or listening to stolen voc recordings.

You kids today with you inyoureverywebs.. you have it so bad... can't even make pretend threats to kill primary school kids and eat their hearts without fearing the wrath of people afraid you just might be serious.

Stupid times we live in, it was all so much better 170 years ago, when I first had the internet and it was free. Free. Freee..

(tl;dr, "It's starting to get kind of ridiculous" - It has been ridiculous all the time. Why is this new?)



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 10:22 PM
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This is a very VERY good example to parents out there. Our Facebook, our Twitter, our online activities are capable of ruining a persons life.

Sit down with you child and very seriously explain that the wrong words can ruin their life. Even if they are only a early teenager.

Better yet. Do not let your child have a social account at all until he is FULLY aware of consequences.

Just as someone would not jump off a bridge, a person should not say "the wrong thing" on the internet.

And just as a side note, our cell phones and all social media have a very large potential of ruining a persons life.
If you can go without a cell phone and twitter and facebook on you from time to time, it would be a wise thing.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:27 AM
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The fact that a 19 year old has to have his daddy come to his defense says it all for me



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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Blooming heck, its more stupid and insensitive than terrorist related, surely a stern telling off would of sufficed.
surprised the mighty Prism didn't flag him up - Joke



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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He is an idiot for what he said online but it is harsh putting him in jail for a couple of months...just a police visit and a ruddy good telling off would have done...maybe a clip round the ear hole from his dad also.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:45 AM
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Originally posted by VoidHawk
And now.............evryone gets too frightened to post their thoughts.

They win, we lose.


The Chilling Effect, it worked to silence the media in Germany under Hitler, and it works now to control the media in the USA (upset the White House and you won't be getting any more statements, and plenty of your advertizes will probably get calls to their CEO to pull the relationship too).

Remember people, all that spying is for our own good, they wouldn't possibly abuse such powers...



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:50 AM
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Times have changed, so here's a brief tutorial on how to speak in the 21st Century without being disliked, told off, jailed, or worse:

Don't try to be funny.
Don't try to be witty.
... and whatever you do, no matter how tempting it is, DON'T ever be sarcastic.

Be polite. Be politically correct. Keep it brief. Only say what you mean.

Sad, isn't it?



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 07:00 AM
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Coming up next... writers arrested for making "terrorist threats" in their fiction, and their manuscripts used in court as evidence to lock them up. Coming to a totalitarian state near you soon.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 07:38 AM
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....and welcome to 1939 Nazi Ameri....Germany.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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This is not even thought crime. this is years in jail for nothing more than black humor.....




At least some of us on this planet still have common sense...
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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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So glad I don't live in America, I'd probably be facing life without parole and that's just for trolling a gaming lobby.





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