A Texas Teenager is jailed for 8 years because of a Violent Joke
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Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13
What are your thoughts on this?
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/27/texas-teen-makes-violent-joke-during-video-game-is-jailed-for-months/
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This is what tyranny is. The US is not a "free country." Laws are supposed to exist to serve people, not threaten and confine them. The kid had bad taste, but there is no reason that prison should be required for bad taste.

In this case, a uptight Canadian woman played the "He said something mean" card and the kid was put in chains. This makes NSA/DHS wiretapping all the scarier. Everyone has let slip some nasty comment at some point. We have now officially proven that those who are found distasteful (not dangerous, not disruptive of real world activities, just distasteful) will be found and punished. This is Orwellian 1984 thought police. This is the definition of control and subjugation.
Posted 7/4/13
Freedom of speech can only go so far... People are so paranoid now and days. I am too, but I realize when people are joking. I'm surprised I wasn't arrested yet for saying aggressive things in a sarcastic manor like that.
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Posted 7/4/13

XcalPanda wrote:

What do you think about this?
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/27/texas-teen-makes-violent-joke-during-video-game-is-jailed-for-months/


wow thats messed up arresting someone cus they were trolling in a game.
Posted 7/4/13
I would kill these kinds of people and eat their corpses if I had the balls.
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guess the consitution americans always go on about mean jack s****
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Seeing as how this is meant as a sarcastic joke I say the kid has done nothing wrong. At the same time though if there were other indications that he may be a potential threat then I can understand holding him for questioning (like being flagged for searching how to build explosives, or purchasing large numbers of firearms within a short period of time). 8 years seems a long time, especially since there are plenty of people out there who get way less time for actually committing a crime.
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Posted 7/4/13
Thought crime is a real threat sheeple.

WAKE UP!
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Well, that's BS. I'm sure everyone has said some messed up things on the web, but to go as far as arresting someone for just saying something is just crap. I'm signing that damn petition, since this against the constitution, and it's the 4th of July, and I'm 'mercian.
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Posted 7/4/13

haikinka wrote:

I would kill these kinds of people and eat their corpses if I had the balls.


Woah slow down there, that kind of talk might end up with you behind bars.
Posted 7/4/13

Gettnlag wrote:

Woah slow down there, that kind of talk might end up with you behind bars.


Fuck da police.
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Posted 7/4/13

Gettnlag wrote:


haikinka wrote:

I would kill these kinds of people and eat their corpses if I had the balls.


Woah slow down there, that kind of talk might end up with you behind bars.


lol just maybe.. i think 8 years is a little far for a comment like that, especially since it was sarcastic but eh.. it was a pretty effed up comment.
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Posted 7/4/13
The prison complex of our country is astounding.
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Posted 7/4/13
There is already a thread on this here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-810279/justin-carter-wrongfully-jailed-for-sarcasm-on-league-of-legends and just to clarify, he made the comment on Facebook not LoL. This is not him being arrested for a thought crime, it was not his thoughts that he is being charged for but his comment which can be perceived as a threat. He is facing a 3rd degree felony which means that the prosecutors will have to prove that he made the comment with the intent to make a group of people fear for their lives, which I don't think is going to happen. People often forget that things like the freedom of speech are a legal defense, not a get out of jail free card. It will be up to the courts to decide if he intended it to do harm or not, and they will say he didn't and then everyone will forget this happened. Also, signing a petition won't do anything at all as those who will be making the judgement aren't allowed to look at it anyway.

Anyway,

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