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A kid in Texas makes a sarcastic Facebook post about shooting up a school, and eating children's hearts and of course ends it with LOL jk
and gets put in jail for eight years for making a terror threat.

Kid's on suicide watch, now.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/teenager-justin-carter-facebook-comment-jail_n_3512025.html

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 10:00:57 pm »
This isn't the Onion?

This isn't the Onion.

What the fuck.
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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 10:15:08 pm »
Big Brother is watching, y'all.

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 01:52:42 am »
^ That would be Rick Perry, one of the biggest assholes on the face of the planet.

Or Greg Abbot, who gives me confidence to lose more hope in this state than I had already lost.

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 04:23:59 am »
He made a comment about how he was going to eat their hearts.  In what universe has a threat like that ever been used seriously?  Comments like those have been around forever.  But hey, I guess all the atheists on the internet better stop the sarcastic remarks about eating babies, otherwise a paranoid Canadian lady will track down where they live, report them, and then they'll get an eight year sentence for something that should've been easily and swiftly cleared up.  It's a good thing Jonathan Swift is dead, or else he might've been thrown in prison for "terrorist speech" after writing A Modest Proposal.

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 04:55:50 am »
Seriously, who hasn't made this type of sarcastic comment before?
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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 05:11:45 am »
I want to raise my hand, but I'm reasonably sure I've made a joke along those lines before.

So basically, a man with a hero-complex shoots a black kid and gets off scot free.  Someone who is barely not a kid cracks a joke on Facebook and gets sent to jail for 8 years.

Welcome to fucking America.  Oh, and the fact that it was a Canadian who reported it didn't escape my eye, either.
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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2013, 05:24:42 am »
I know America is the Land of the Frequent School Shootings and all, but this is just fucking stupid.

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 06:30:14 am »
Everyone involved should be instantly fired. They've misused any power they have. Why do they deserve to keep it?
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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013, 08:51:07 am »
Everyone involved should be instantly fired. They've misused any power they have. Why do they deserve to keep it?
Who's going to take it away from them? You?
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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2013, 10:59:15 am »
That link's a bit old.  Since then, an anonymous person paid his ridiculous bail and he's no longer being held in jail.  His lawyer is confident that the charges will be dropped, though there's the possibility that they have to go through appeals.
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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2013, 12:41:51 pm »
This is really, really scary. Imagine having your life ruined by making a joke on Facebook. :/

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2013, 02:02:16 pm »
The worst part of this is that judge dickhead set the bail to half a million.  HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR A FUCKING FACEBOOK COMMENT!  How can anyone afford that? 

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2013, 02:26:18 pm »
Here is a more current similar case. TYT discussed it.

What would they do if tons of people on the internet started posting obviously sarcastic/fake "threats"? Real terrorists don't usually warn and spread around what they will do. School bomb and shooting threats never turn out real. If they have no weapons what is the point of arresting?

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Re: Texas Kid Could Be Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Facebook Sarcasm
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2013, 02:45:40 pm »
All over a League of Legends comment that some Canadian Housewife decided was serious and took it upon herself to find this kid.

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