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Texas Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars

The family of Justin Carter, the 19-year-old Texas gamer who made offensive Facebook comments that landed him in jail, is working with new urgency to get his $500,000 bail reduced because they say he's getting beat up behind bars.

"Without getting into the really nasty details, he's had concussions, black eyes, moved four times from base for his own protection," says Carter's father, Jack. "He's been put in solitary confinement, nude, for days on end because he's depressed. All of this is extremely traumatic to this kid. This is a horrible experience."

Carter has been in jail since his arrest in February. After he finished playing the online game League of Legends, where the community trash-talking can get quite toxic, court documents show he posted the following messages on a Facebook page:

"I think Ima shoot up a kindergarten / And watch the blood of the innocent rain down/ And eat the beating heart of one of them."

Carter's father says his son was responding to an insult by being sarcastic and followed the message with "JK" for just kidding, but that's disputed by police.

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Shot Over Firecrackers

Younger brother(25 and minority) of a friend was shooting firecrackers with a friend in california at 2 am. Was phoned in as possible gunfire. Swat team like cops arrived and jumped the gun, literally. Shot him in the chest. Pulled a tarp over him and waited 30 minutes before calling ambulance. Told ambulance driver to take back streets, not highway..that he was a goner. They planted a gun on him and said he fired at them. Two surgeries...$500,000 bail when he got out. In this type of a situation...near LA...the police, lawyers and courthouse are in cahoots. Don't know how it will turn out. He may well go to prison for shooting firecrackers. The family has money and has hired a supposedly good lawyer.

When it hits close to home...someone you know...you wake up to how bad it has gotten. There are good cops, but they have a hard time in a corrupt environment.

fonta

What innocent children did he threaten?

Are these 'threatened children' going to be sitting on the other side of the courtroom pointing a finger at the defendant claiming harm was done? Or will it just be the useless 'children' that work for Gov't trying to justify their useless lives running this guy through the ringer on the taxpayers dime?

ALL innocent children

He made a VIOLENT threat that has been carried out multible times and brought the deaths on many innocent children and first responders.

He's a loser, and he belongs in jail.

Tax payers could save their dimes decriminalizing marijuana and releasing those who have made no violent threats. Violent threats should not be tolerated.

Meaningless Threat Due to Immaturity?Granger

Granger is entitled to her opinion based upon a comment made on a site frequented by young people. She is, perhaps, entitled to call him a "loser" based upon that one comment. I have heard little about the nature of the site...other comments this kid has made...the degree of sarcasm and immaturity. Should he be watched for comments made elsewhere and his profile? Idon't know. Given our surveillance state I am sure that can be done. However, if he was a kid who typed something ugly without thinking, he does not deserve $500,000 bail and ten years in prison.

Since you mention "all innocent children" and threats against them I immediately thought of drones. IMO they constitute a threat against innocent children and the evidence is the number of innocent children murdered by somebody playing the "drone game" at a keyboard. Unfortunately that is no game. It is reality.

Then I thought about slurs thrown out without thinking first by even adults. Slurs like "jihadist"
name calling of anyone who might have compassion for Palestinian children and others. Or.
calling people who do not back Israel's agenda 100% Neo- Nazis.

Apples and oranges? Not to me.

fonta

Was it a violent threat to you?

No. I did not make a violent threat to you.

I once thought of you as a personal friend. We emailed each other, even shared things, until I found, Israel.

I sent you vids, sharing with you, my amazing discoveries about Israel. You became silent. You IGNORED them. You didn’t watch one vid I sent you, made no comment about what I shared. Then you became passive aggressive, and now you are out right aggressive making posts against me, and not just about Israel.

What you have to say about Israel, is exactly what Jihadists, Nazis, Neo-Nazis, Ayrians, UN globalsists have to say. So, if the shoe, "boot", fits, be proud. Wear that boot and kick my ZIONIST butt with it (actions proving what you are).

I AM A ZIONIST AND I AM PROUD OF THAT FACT!

You're here to hang me out on DP, in the public. An open act of character assassination. And to think I thought you were a friend. YOU, of all people here, had an inside opportunity to discuss with me ONE on ONE, as your friend, as you watched me morph in emails I shared with you, and those who I thought were MY friends. Look at you now.

You've certainly showed me, and everyone else what kind of friend you are. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't consider you a friend. I don't even consider you friendly.

Just be glad that I am not like you, because if I were like you, I would take all those personal things about you and smear you. I’m not like collectivist you, and I don’t want to be like you in any way, shape or form.

I still lub you Granger.

I still lub you Granger.

Master Pretzel Twister
https://twitter.com/MenckensGhost

You're a dupe

It was sarcasm during an online argument. People say worse than that every day on some stage.

The problem is folks like you that cannot put things into context and you work purely on emotion. Then you want to stick people in cages because they made you feel bad.

Again, you're a dupe. Call someone and have me arrested.

Make a violent threat

I won't have to call. Dupe that.

And that is the point

There was no violent threat.
Please point out the threatened party.

You continue to promote statism and groupthink.

Really?

Kindergarten children in general are the threatened people.

The threatened party

would be all kindergarten children?

"Kindergarten children in general are the threatened people."

What? I haven't heard this before. Can you give us more info? How are they threatened? Should we close down kindergartens if it would mean saving a child?

Read what his statement was

No we should not close down kindergartens, we should lock up those who threaten kindergarteners, or become like Palestinians, and arm them (see how well that works).

His statement is meaningless

without context. This is what escapes you.

context
: the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning

: the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs : environment, setting

10 years in prison; people are okay with that

for words on the internet.

10 years.

okay.

yep.

That is chilling to start with, absolute tyranny in a nut shell.

this is a disgrace

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

"give me control of my own permaculture and I care a lot about what makes law"

-Permaculture Republican

10 years in prison now

Imagine what sentence will be placed for being a Ron Paul supporter tomorrow.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Sentence doesn't match offense

Questioning and maybe temporary local custody and psychiatric review... tops.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

emalvini's picture

How Much Tyranny Are You Willing To Put Up With?

The reason this young man is behind bars in the first place is he and his family let it happen.

If somebody had tried to take and jail me like that young boy someone or somebody would have a big hole in their chest.

Please, quit complaining about tyranny and start acting like men and women and do something about it.

Its time to prepare die for a noble cause rather than live like a slave in tyranny..

If you are so brave why not

If you are so brave why not take the lead? Create a facebook account and post the same words! In fact if everyone in Texas posted the same "threat" what are they going to do? Jail everyone?

Update:

"July 11 update: We still need your help. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Justin is now out on bail. I'm happy to have him out right now, but my son is still facing a felony terrorism charge and years in prison if found guilty.
I have said all along that his Facebook joke was made in poor taste and understand why it raised some concern, but Justin has no prior record and he was clearly not actually threatening anyone.
Please sign and share to continue supporting Justin's campaign. We need to make sure he's not labeled as a terrorist simply for making a Facebook comment. Thank you."
https://www.change.org/petitions/release-my-son-justin-carte...

If he confesses they'll let him out, not!

If he holds fast he can sue then for everything they
have, personally.

They beat him, or give prisoners special favors if the ybrutalize the boy, if they can't bully him then they are sunk.

He's not even of age.

Demand a jury trial!

Free includes debt-free!

What is Freedom of Speech if you are required not to offend

anybody?

Its like opening a store with a big sign saying "Everything is Free!" and then in parenthesis underneath writing (Except items with any value.)

I warn

people all the time about Facebook but nobody listens and they still post where they are and what food they eat every single day.

And 99% of you STILL have facebook

Not smart.

Guess someone didn't listen

Guess someone didn't listen when they were told everything they do online is evidence that WILL be used against you.

Most of the things I post online...

...are evidence that WILL be used against 'them'.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Why should a kid believe government is so evil?

Why do we have an evil government anyway?

Free includes debt-free!

Why

hasn't their been a court hearing?

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In Texas, it's not considered

In Texas, it's not considered a violation of his rights guaranteed by the 7th amendment until he's gone a year without trial. Most unfortunate, that's way too long imo.