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Teen faces prison time for posting on Facebook

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by explorerimports, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    [video=youtube;ecz5YITR1GI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecz5YITR1GI[/video]


    A Texas teen was arrested and is now facing prison time for terroristic threatening after posting a not so funny joke on Facebook. Apparently the boy got into an online argument over a video game and responded by posting, “I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids, lol, jk.”

    When a Canadian woman saw the post, she Googled the boy’s name and found his old street address. She discovered that the residence was near an elementary school, and then called the police to report the boy’s alleged threat. The following month, 18-year-old Justin Carter was arrested and is now facing eight years in prison.

    According to a local news report, Justin has been in jail since March and his trial is set to start July 1.

    Justin’s dad, Jack Carter, is pleading with parents and teens to be aware of the dangers of such comments and the risks of making such jokes on social media sites.

    Carter explained the events which led up to the statement his son made. Justin was engaged in the online video game “League of Legends” when he and a friend got into an argument over the game.

    “Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’ to which he [Justin] 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,’ and the next two lines were lol and jk,” explained Carter.

    “Justin was the kind of kid who didn’t read the newspaper,” Carter continued. “He didn’t watch television. He wasn’t aware of current events.” The current events, of course, referring to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last December; an event which has sparked a national debate over violence and video games.

    “These kids, they don’t realize what they’re doing. They don’t understand the implications. They don’t understand public space,” the boy’s father explained. “If I can just help one person to understand that social media is not a playground, that when you go out there into social media, when you use Facebook, when you use Twitter, when you go out there and make comments on news articles, and the things you are saying can and will be used against you.”

    “These people are serious. They really want my son to go away to jail for a sarcastic comment that he made,” Carter said.

    Teen faces prison time for posting ?I?m going to go shoot up a school full of kids, lol? on Facebook (VIDEO)
     
  2. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't care who you are or what your real intentions were or are. You don't make a joke about something like that. Does he deserve prison time? I'm not really sure. He does deserve to be tarred and feathered, though.
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    What a bunch of bullbubblegum.
     
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  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Kid's too stupid to make it in the real world anyway! Ordinarily I see a kid go to jail and I think, well here's another criminal education beginning. But, again, probably too dumb to learn!
     
  5. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    so now you cant even be an *** hole anymore, without going to prison for 8 years? besides that, what the bubblegum was some random woman doing looking at a 19 year old boy's facebook?
     
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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Seriously, prison time because of that?
    Thats ridiculous.
    What no one has ever heard dark humor?
    Was it over the top? Sure..
    So is burning our god damn american flag.. But thats protected under "freedom of speech" so why not this?

    Read as a whole, this boy said something which some may find disgusting, HOWEVER it wasn't an idle or intent threat.. Hell it was even followed by lol and jk.

    That hooker needs help if shes got all day to google
    and that kid down, report him then watch the show.
    I think I just might google her and give her a piece of my mind.
    I suppose shes just contributing to the teen incarceration statistic and setting him up for failure and utterly, a future life of crime as a result.
     
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  7. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely ridiculous.
     
  8. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Somebody better tell Danny Vermin to watch out for the feds...

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    I love the movie, but comment always caught me a little off-guard.

    If anyone gets caught quoting the movie, they might be looking at jail time.
     
  9. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    It had to be more then that, I call this BS!
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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  11. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    I use FB and am a little older, but I am smart enough to know what to install and what not on my phone/tablet. And I've decided against a bunch of interesting apps due to the permissions they seek in the phone. People are too dumb, stupid and lazy to just take a second to look at what an app wants from their device. I can understand not everybody fully grasps everything, but if you read through the list at least common sense should trigger... "Why does this puzzle game need read & write access to my contacts and make phone calls?". The facebook app is pretty clearly a no-go due to the amount of crap they want. I just use the webbrowser in the phone to visit the page, if needed.
     
  12. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    So let me get this straight. Russia calls the US and says, "hey, keep an eye on the Tsarneev brothers they are up to something". And the HSA says, "fooey, they are good kids." But one kid makes some real stupid comments after raging from a video game and they want to treat him like a terrorist?
     
  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Sorry, unless it is used for a commercial purpose, Facecrook is just an insecure cry out 'look at me, I am doing something important, I am somebody; please pay attn to me!'. That said, of course Junior made a statement just to get attn; the last time I checked when you add j/k your statement is made as a joke only.
     
  14. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    For me it's an easy way to stay in touch with groups of friends from all over the world. Of course it's an advertising platform and all info you put there is used to create a nice target profile for advertising and product placement.

    That kid should've been smarter, but it's just a (big) kid. Similar to elementary school kids who can't play cops & robbers or whatever because OH NOEZ TEH GUNZ!!!!1111.