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Jailed for a Facebook comment !?!?

Postby Renata » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:22 pm


Justin Carter, 19, was being held in the Comal County Jail in New Braunfels near San Antonio on a $500,000 bond after being charged with making a threat on Facebook in February. The charge is a third-degree felony and could lead to a prison term of two to 10 years if Carter is convicted. :shock:

See video here > http://www.today.com/news/teen-charged- ... 6C10542658

He was released eventually but isn't off the hook ... a good samaritan posted his bail, feel free to sign his petition >
https://www.change.org/petitions/releas ... e_petition
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Re: Jailed for a Facebook comment !?!?

Postby Sunshine » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:10 pm


This isn't the first time this has happened, believe it or not.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/dambrosio.asp

It really makes me sad that these kids are being treated as "terrorists" just for saying something stupid. Saying and doing stupid things is what most teenagers specialize in.

Edit* I should add that in the D'Ambrosio case, the kid was known for causing trouble... but if they were trying to "teach him a lesson" they went about it all wrong.
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Re: Jailed for a Facebook comment !?!?

Postby Renata » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:09 am


He could have just been put under house arrest for a few years & sent to do some communıty service.
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Re: Jailed for a Facebook comment !?!?

Postby Sunshine » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:11 am


<sarcasm> Well, that might have made too much sense. </sarcasm>

It worries me the type of message things like this send out to the next generation.
1.) That you can't have a dark sense of humor.
2.) That if you say something the authorities don't like, you could end up in prison for longer than you've been alive.
3.) That if someone says something that you don't find amusing or don't agree with, that you should report them to the authorities.

I can understand wanting to stop the killing of innocent people, but a simple investigation would have likely proven that these were just teens saying stupid things. Congratulations on going overboard, as usual, guys :(
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Re: Jailed for a Facebook comment !?!?

Postby Winston » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:01 am


What did the person say? People make all kinds of threats of violence online. It's nothing new. Why did this person get arrested on a felony for it?

And why would anyone pay a $500,000 bail on someone else? Who could afford that? And why would they, since the arrest was wrong to begin with? Is this person gonna bail out every kid that gets jailed for frivolous reasons? If the government is in the wrong, you shouldn't pay to support the wrong.

Lots of people commit white collar crimes all the time and get away with it. And politicians get away with murder. So internet posters can't get away with making threats online?

Maybe this whole thing was staged to scare people? It just doesn't make sense. Lots of events are staged, especially since the CIA owns the mainstream media, which has been leaked out by insiders. So you gotta wonder.
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Re: Jailed for a Facebook comment !?!?

Postby Sunshine » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:22 am


I've not heard about the Justin Carter case, but the one I posted is indeed real. In his case, the comment he was arrested for was quoted by the media as being "F*ck a Boston bomb, wait till you see the sh*t I do. I'mma be famous" when in reality the ending was "be famous rapping" which is implying that he would be more well known than the events in Boston... which is pretty stupid, but it's no terrorist threat.

I agree that bailing out someone who is innocent in the first place is a bit foolish, ESPECIALLY with that amount of money. It was likely someone who was either in it for the reputation boost, or someone who thinks that everyone in jail gets raped and stabbed. My mother suffers from this same mindset... she would never dream of standing up to any sort of authority figure for fear of the repercussions, even if they were absolutely wrong. And so, the real evil doers get ½ a million USD richer.
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