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Post Reply Justin Carter wrongfully jailed for sarcasm on League of Legends.
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Posted 7/2/13
Really, who gives a fuck.
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Posted 7/2/13 , edited 7/2/13
Yes, the police had a duty to investigate this, with all the shootings recently it's justified but they have gone far beyond anything reasonable at this point.
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Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13
These type of thought crimes are usually seen in Turkmenistan or in the communist Chinese regime.

I've wondered about privately run prisons that need bodies to turn profits and make share holders happy, elected judges who need more convictions in election years to look good to voters, and elected sheriffs making more arrests due to concern about the next election have an impact on the amount of people incarcerated in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

In my opinion a judge should be a judge because he is qualified not because he ran a good election campaign and could spend a ton, as with sheriffs. I feel jails should be owned by the state, not in the hands of private companies that answer to investors who need more bodies in them to get a higher return on investment.
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Posted 7/4/13
this is laughable, there is a difference between sarcasm and a threat. it doesnt matter at all if he knew about current events or not. he could live INSIDE newtown, or columbine, or whatever. current events dont suspend freedom of speech. sarcasm doesnt give intent. if i said i was gonna blow up the world from the death star does that mean i should go to prison for it? i "threatened" many more people than this kid. ol barry at his finest.
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Posted 7/4/13

Kavalion wrote:

What do current events matter? I was investigated by police as a middle school kid 15 years ago, just because someone else claimed I knew how to make pipe bombs. Other than searching my room and questioning me, it wasn't that big of a hassle, and they obviously didn't really believe I was a threat. There have been school shootings since long before many of us were born.

This situation has nothing to do with gaming or awareness of current events. It's just a fact that the police will investigate you if they're given the slightest reason to. The kid is just going to have to go through the hassle and remember to be more careful with what he says and types in the future.


I agree, Anyone who writes a letter and threatens to assassinate or blow up a building or person(s), even if they're kidding, should take care that they don't go overboard, lest they find the police, dept of homeland security, or the FBI on their doorstep.

Also chain letters, to me, are also a form of terrorism, as the message of doom for anyone who destroys the letter, with examples of what happened, supposedly, since there is no way you can find out if it's true that someone died because they destroyed a chain letter.



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Posted 7/4/13
Whoa, poor guy!
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Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13

moestheman wrote:

this is laughable, there is a difference between sarcasm and a threat. it doesnt matter at all if he knew about current events or not. he could live INSIDE newtown, or columbine, or whatever. current events dont suspend freedom of speech. sarcasm doesnt give intent. if i said i was gonna blow up the world from the death star does that mean i should go to prison for it? i "threatened" many more people than this kid. ol barry at his finest.


Because making threats of mass homocide is freedom of speech.

It's not.

And the fact that you somehow included Obama into ths shows how credible you are. (None, if you can't figure it out)

Hell, you don't have freedom of speech on this website. Try making a threat thread. It'll get taken down within a day if not the week. Same with hate speech.


Davisx3m wrote:

Whoa, poor guy!


Agreed.
Spending all his time on Facebook and LoL while living with his parents is a sad life indeed.
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Posted 7/4/13
What American calls "justice" is starting to become a crime in itself. This is beyond sick.
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Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13

daw48 wrote:

Really, who gives a fuck.


The people who arrested him. I find the whole ordeal funny.

Also, for the video, all I remember was the word "fuck" said every other time he opened his mouth. So...
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Posted 7/4/13

Zeronite wrote:

What American calls "justice" is starting to become a crime in itself. This is beyond sick.


The guy jokes about murdering kids and you're calling the people who were bothered by that "sick".

Honestly, the only thing worthy of complaint is how high bonds are posted at. The practice is extremely sketchy.
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Posted 7/4/13

Kavalion wrote:


Zeronite wrote:

What American calls "justice" is starting to become a crime in itself. This is beyond sick.


The guy jokes about murdering kids and you're calling the people who were bothered by that "sick".

Honestly, the only thing worthy of complaint is how high bonds are posted at. The practice is extremely sketchy.


Being bothered by it isn't sick. The issue isn't that people took offense.

Throwing a kid in jail for making a sarcastic joke, however tasteless, is definitely sick.

The bond is also set higher than what most murderers get. This isn't justice, this is a crime in of itself.
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Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13
Looks like being/going stupid things is going to become a crime from now on, better get ready for prison overcrowding.
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Posted 7/4/13
the justice system in this country is being ruined my liberals and feminists.
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Posted 7/4/13

Zeronite wrote:

What American calls "justice" is starting to become a crime in itself. This is beyond sick.


To think this whole thing could have been avoided if the CANADIAN woman didn't report it to the authorities.
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Posted 7/4/13

TheJudged wrote:


Zeronite wrote:

What American calls "justice" is starting to become a crime in itself. This is beyond sick.


To think this whole thing could have been avoided if the CANADIAN woman didn't report it to the authorities.


Turn her on to LoL, and then she won't be concerned about current events and potential threats on little children, she will stay locked up in her room gaming day and night...:twitch:
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