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Posted by Trini Kid - - 4 comments


Sup Travellers?! Do you play online games like League Of Legends? Well if you do, i'm sure that at some point you've made some stupid online comments after losing, I know I have. However, the next time you make a comment on there I recommend that you thread lightly because a stupid comment can get you jailed for 10 years. According to reports from the Dallas Observer, an 18-year-old Ohio teen is facing 10 years in prison for a sarcastic comment made on Facebook about the online game League of Legends.

Justin Carter and his buddies were having a sarcastic argument on Facebook while enjoying a friendly game of League of Legends. According to Justin's father, the argument went something like this:

“Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’ to which he replied ‘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,’” recalled Justin’s dad Jack. “The next two lines were lol and jk.”

A woman in Canada saw the comment, took it literally, and tracked down Carter’s address through Google. Noticing that Carter’s home was near an elementary school, she immediately notified the police. Carter was tracked down by the police, arrested and charged with making terrorist threats. He was held for five months before being released on bail. Carter's lawyer, Don Flanary, says that his client was attacked and sexually assaulted by other inmates while in jail and that authorities coerced his confession. Flanary calls his client's case "totally and completely bonkers," arguing that, in the Observer's words, "if someone is criminally charged on the basis of his words, a jury needs to see all the words." He also maintains that Carter's words were hyperbolic: "If you don't have a true threat," he says, "then the First Amendment protects your speech."

I'm no terrorist expert but I think that sending Carter away for 10 years is a bit ridiculous if you ask me. It is obvious that he was being sarcastic but I guess the police and the Canadian lady didn't see it that way. I guess we can all learn from Mr. Carter and be a bit more cautious about the comments we make on Facebook. I would definitely feel sick if I got jailed for10 years over a sarcastic online comment. All I can say is tough luck man. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Fucking dumb ass Canadian cunt! Really, why don't you mind your own damn business and go drink a beer or whatever they do there. It was a fucking joke! Cunt

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  3. Anonymous says:

    ridiculous!absolutely ridiculous...

  4. Anonymous says:

    it is sarcastic yes n we can see that but that is no joke to make! after so much has bin done to innocent kids we have to be very careful and take precautionary measures. I see nothing wrong with what the person did by alerting the police, they should now do their investigation and determine if this is/was really a threat or if it was just a joke... there will be factors to help determine this!