Teen arrested for Facebook comment

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    RyRy

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    Source: Huffington Post

    This 19 year old was arrested for making a joke on Facebook. He commented on a post (where he was jokingly called insane) something along the lines of, "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, lol and jk". Of course, this was two months after the Sandy Hook shooting, but was the arrest really justified? He's facing up to 8 years of prison time and is now on suicide watch. What are your thoughts?
     
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    The comments were unnecessary and exhibit extremely poor judgment, but this punishment does not fit the crime.
     
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    Freedom of speech, except when it's not.
     
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    Since when has being sarcastic been against the law?
     
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    lol

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    Am I gonna be arrested now? :kappa:
     
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    Seriously? 8 years possible and suicide watch? :facepalm:
     
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    It's not even a crime. People get booty tight so easily. The people who do actually do these horrible things usually don't add "lol jk" to the end of their threats. On top of hating everyone outside the US, now we're in a civil war with the government vs. today's youth.

    $500,000 bail, are you kidding me? Pretty sure Franco paid less for Selena, Vanessa, Ashley, and Rachel to get off for possession and abuse of narcotics.

    Point proven: http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/02/09/chris-brown-sou/

    Sarcasm = "terrorism threat" now. They should probably go ahead and put Russell Peters in Guantanamo then.
     
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    :facepalm:

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    Any prison time at all for this is fucking insane IMO. They could have acknowledged what he said, got his some help, and let him know how serious this is.
     
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    The comment was morbid and horrifying, but this is a complete overreaction. There's no justification for a comment like that, especially when this has become a delicate issue in our country, but sentencing this boy to 8 years in prison, and effectively ruining his life over something that was meant to be sarcastic is almost just as terrible as the comment itself.

    They searched his house, right? They came to understand it was in no way a serious threat? And yet he's still being punished for a crime not only uncommitted, but never even intended? I disagree wholeheartedly. There should be some repercussion for people joking about shooting children, a serious one, but not this. His life shouldn't be ruined because of it.
     
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    Almost as bad?!?! Lol. LOL! LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    And some individuals might think there should be serious repercussions for people joking about AIDS, the handicapped, women, cancer patients, etc. If you think hard you'll realize why freedom of speech is crucial.
     
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    ^Agreed.

    I don't give the tiniest fuck what he said. He was sarcastic, that's what matters. That woman who contacted the police and the authorities who arrested him can all go fuck themselves. In fact, they should all be shot up and have their beating hearts eaten. Lol jk. :rolleyes:
     
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    And being a pretentious dick is always the best way to support your own opinions.

    ^ did you catch the sarcasm there?
     
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    My opinion that free speech is crucial? I can give some support without being a dick if you want.


    If there isn't free speech, that means the government can pick and choose what it allows the citizens to say. One reason that's bad is it can lead to people not being able to speak out about something they agree or disagree with because they fear for their well-being. Imagine living in Germany during WWII and wanting to speak out against those atrocities. Imagine wanting to express your willingness to help the Jews.

    Imagine a US where you couldn't voice support for race equality or gay rights because the administration had the opinion that that's wrong. How far stuck in the past would we be as a society?

    When you don't allow people to say whatever they want or voice their opinions, you can only have the same opinions as the government. And, unfortunately, not many governments are corrupt-free.
     
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    There should be, calling the kid a fucking asshat and then moving on.
     
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    So you've got $500,000? :rolleyes:
     
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    Americans in power are fuckin pussies ruled my fear, greed, political competition, and paranoia so much so to the point that the government has lost its sense of humanity. Fuck this shit, I'm goin to Canada
     
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    He's an idiot for writing that as he should know that many people take those things very seriously in today's world. But he definitely didn't deserve his punishment.
     
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    I kind of wish about 80% of Facebook users were incarcerated just so the rest of us don't have to read their stupid fucking bullshit.
     

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