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“Release Justin Carter from jail” Sign this petition!

June 28, 2013

"An Austin man wants to warn other parents and teenagers that statements made on social media websites can land them in jail.

Justin Carter was 18 back in February when an online video game "League of Legends" took an ugly turn on Facebook.

Jack Carter says his son Justin and a friend got into an argument with someone on Facebook about the game and the teenager wrote a comment he now regrets.

“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,’ and the next two lines were lol and jk.," said Carter.

“LOL” stands for “laughing out loud," and “jk” means “just kidding," but police didn’t think it was funny. Neither did a woman from Canada who saw the posting.

Justin’s dad says the woman did a Google search and found his son’s old address was near an elementary school and she called police. "--by SHELTON GREEN, June 24, 2013

My 18 year old son, Justin Carter, was arrested in Austin, TX, on February 14, 2013 for terroristic threat.
https://www.facebook.com/fightfortheftr/posts/10151638549169445

Father of teen charged with terroristic threat says son was only joking
http://www.kvue.com/news/Father-of-19-year-old-charged-with-Terroristic-...

Texas teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for months
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/27/texas-teen-makes-violent-joke-during-v...

Release Justin Carter and Change the Investigative Criteria for Terroristic Threat Laws
https://www.change.org/petitions/release-justin-carter-and-change-the-in...

Texas Teen Could Face Eight Years in Prison for Comments Made in League of Legends
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/06/28/texas-teen-could-face-eight-years...

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