Teen jailed for Facebook comment

Teen jailed for Facebook comment

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    Teen jailed for Facebook comment

    Texas Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment : All Tech Considered : NPR

    18 year old (adult) was playing an online game, and posted (as a reply to a FB comment),
    "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,' said Carter."
    His father's excuse is,
    These kids, they don't realize what they're doing. They don't understand the implications. They don't understand public space.
    Yeah, maybe that's part of the problem.


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    I can understand it being looked into. But being arrested? That is insane.
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    The problem I see is that the term, "terroristic threats" is being thrown around to the point that it's losing it's serious meaning.

    If you read the context and what the kid said, it's obvious he was being sarcastic.

    So they arrest this kid and pat themselves on the back for a job well done and meanwhile the next Tsarneav brothers are busy planning.

    Good Lord, is common sense completely gone in this country replaced by knee jerk reactions and hysteria? I hope we can stop this downhill roll before we all are under suspicion until we prove our innocence.


    edited to add: this thread will probably be moved to Off Topic
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    The kid should still be playing with alphabet blocks. If he's dumb enough to write that on FB, he's dumb enough to try it.
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    I agree, this is insane. Somehow, I have a feeling this family is going to walk home with a bag full of $ after this is all said and done...

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    Look at this from LE perspective for a moment...Of course they have to check this out..If they did not and something bad did happen they would be crucified for sure. Arrest..can't say..we don't know what their investigation discovered..but communicating threats is a serious do not..especially with schools and children....

    He will probably be released in the end if there is nothing more to this..I sure hope so...

    But remember....if the "Terrorist Seeking Verbiage Bots" that roam the internet pick up this conversation or if someone calls in to LE you will receive a visit from local LEO or the men in black.

    Children should be taught the seriousness of such comments in public forums and emails and chat rooms...He was joking and being sarcastic but LE is not....they have no choice but to take these seriously.
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    This might be a good way to show kids that even online interactions have serious consequences. An arrest might be on the extreme end of things though.
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    Stupid, yes. Worthy of being looked into, yes. Worthy of arrest, NO. Especially given the context that is presented.

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    I too can see a reason to investigate but an arrest is seriously going overboard.
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    Now see, I disagree. It's like yelling fire in a crowded movie theatre, and then saying "ha ha" j/k. People need to realize there are consequences to their stupidity. It isn't like it was a private chat either, this was a public comment. Maybe the next kid who thinks it's funny to say something like that will think twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPeterson View Post
    Now see, I disagree. It's like yelling fire in a crowded movie theatre, and then saying "ha ha" j/k. People need to realize there are consequences to their stupidity. It isn't like it was a private chat either, this was a public comment. Maybe the next kid who thinks it's funny to say something like that will think twice.
    Come on now, it is nothing like that. Also, look at the context of the quote. We can all agree that what he said was stupid. We can all agree that it was worthy of investigating. There is no way that he should have been arrested for this. I don't see Alec Baldwin getting arrested for his threatening rant here: Alec Baldwin goes on Twitter rant after wife accused of tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral - NY Daily News Talk about a double-standard. We don't need a nanny state and we don't need the first amendment being infringed upon. Haven't we conceded enough rights as it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post

    edited to add: this thread will probably be moved to Off Topic
    Yep that's were it belongs
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    I do not understand the arrest. I can understand the investigation, and I would be upset if it wasn't investigated, but an arrest with no other "terrorist" actions by the kid other than playing online video games?
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    Welcome to life in the United Stasi Socialist State of America where the government intercepts all communications in the name of national security under the Prism program. You thought that we actually had free speech in this country, but you don't.

    The kid should not have been arrested, but he should have been investigated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePatriot1776 View Post
    Welcome to life in the United Stasi Socialist State of America where the government intercepts all communications in the name of national security under the Prism program. You thought that we actually had free speech in this country, but you don't.

    The kid should not have been arrested, but he should have been investigated.
    The government did not find out about it through any means other than a lady from Canada that reported it. If you have a political statement make it elsewhere or in an appropriate thread.
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