Teenager On League Of Legends Makes Violent Joke Gets Arrested


Oh it's one of those stories my friend.

For more info on this story go to Dailycaller.com

"A Texas teenager who has been in jail since March faces an eight-year prison sentence because of a threatening joke he made while playing an online video game."

"In February, Justin Carter was playing "League of Legends" an online, multiplayer fantasy game, when another player wrote a comment calling him insane. Carter's response, which he now deeply regrets, was intended as a joke."

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,' the next two lines were 'lol' and 'jk' said Jack Carter, Justin's father.

A canadian woman saw the post, looked up Carter's Austin address, determined that it was near an elementary school and called the police. Carter was arrested one month later, and has been in jail ever since. He recently celebrated his 19th birthday behind bars.

Authorities charged him with making a terrorist threat. If convicted, he will face eight years in prison.

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

"Authorities noted that recent school shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut have caused them to evaluate potential threats seriously. Newtown was still fresh in their minds at the time of Carter's arrest."

"Justin was the kind of kid who didn't read the newspaper," said Jack Carter. "He didn't watch television. He wasn't aware of current events. These kids, they don't realize what they're doing. They don't understand the implications. They don't understand."

"Carter's parents have launched a change.org petition to convince Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot to release their son."

Here is the link to the petition.

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Now before I go on I do think that the joke made in light of recent events at the time was distasteful, but honestly.

This has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of.

So because Justin makes a sarcastic remark, now some over sensitive, overly concerned Canadian women finds this post or was probably in the game reading this conversation going on, freaks out and then starts to find out a ton of personal information about Justin, where he lives and what he lives by.

This woman actually tracked this guy down, found out where he was living and what he was living by and then called the police....

DOESN'T ANYONE FIND THAT A BIT STRANGE THAT THIS WOMAN WENT TO SUCH AN EXTREME TO FIND OUT THIS INFORMATION?

This woman tracked down Justin, tracked him down to where he lives and what he lives by. While Justin was talking to someone completely different from the woman, the kid is the one who is insane.

Bravo Canadian woman, bravo Austin police. You have protected everyone else from a kid who made a joke on an online video game.

There are tons of kids who do the same exact thing, sometimes even making worse jokes, how come they're not the ones going to jail?

 These people are going to ruin Justin's life because of a joke. One joke, one joke and this kid could go to prison for eight years. He's going to be 27 when he comes out and it's going to be because some overly sensitive woman read what Justin said.

This is not justice, this is not protecting others from a violent man, this is a kid who was playing League of Legends and made a joke!

The crime this kid was speaking of was a crime that HAS NOT EVEN BEEN COMMITTED!!!

Some in the media are actually using what Justin did as an example of what kids should not say. No, you do not send a teenager to jail for eight years over a sarcastic remark.

Also, if Justin was going to do what he said he was supposedly going to.

FIND SOME EVIDENCE!

This "terroristic threat" was not made on a school website or was e-mailed to someone who works at a school, this statement was made in a video game world with "lol" and "jk" at the end. If that does not click in your head as "sarcasm" then I really question your intelligence.

If we're now arresting people for statements they make on the internet, I really fear for the safety of myself and the safety of others. This is how the First Amendment dies.

I urge anyone who reads this to sign the petition.

Thanks for reading.












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