Skip to comments.Teenager arrested for Facebook post beaten up in prison (Texas)
Posted on 07/08/2013 1:57:22 AM PDT by TexGrill
Things arent getting any better for a 19-year-old video gamer who has been locked up since March for the remarks he made over Facebook. The father of the teen now says his son is being beaten up while he waits to stand trial.
In an interview with National Public Radio that aired Wednesday, Jack Carter said his son Justin has suffered countless injuries since being locked up in a Texas detention facility more than three months ago.
"Without getting into the really nasty details, he's had concussions, black eyes, moved four times from base for his own protection," Jack Carter told NPR. "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."
Prisoner abuse isnt anything new, but the so-called crime thats left Justin Carter facing potentially eight years in prison could be unprecedented. Hes been locked up without trial since late March after authorities were alerted to a Facebook message that Carter says he made in jest.
Only 18 at the time, Carter had just wrapped up session on the online role-playing game League of Legends when he got into a spat with a friend over Facebook. Speaking to KVUE news last month, his father explained how what was supposed to be a sarcastic remark posted publically ended up with an unexpected jail stint.
Someone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane, you're crazy, you're messed up in the head, he called, 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.
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Only if you’re a liberal is it ok to talk stupid, expected in reality.
Why isn’t this kid out on bail ?
I'm currently on bail facing felony "stalking" charges in TX for sending a few joke emails to a former employer who fired me under questionable circumstances.
There were no threats, or words even in the email or I would be in a worse position.
It was a few tasteless pictures (non pornographic or violent, but crude).
Because, along with trumped up charges. Bail amounts have gone up to ridiculous levels.
I'm guessing the bail amount was well north of the six figures I was facing for a lesser charge.
I went back to the article and saw his bail was 500,000 which is absurd....the judge should be horsewhipped....
If you can’t do the time . . . . Don’t do the crime. . . .
And all over Facebook and Twitter the Moron Class is promising to riot and kill people if George Zimmerman is acquitted. Why isn’t the Gestapo going after them?
Shouldn’t one take into to consideration the issue of intent? He did act foolish, but how many of us when we were 18-years-old said something we regret. Hopefully, none of us got sent to prison for talking stupid at that time.
democrats have a first amendment right to lie, but everybody else has to suit the democrats
I remember when America, the whole country, followed the Eighth Suggestion: "Excessive bail shall not be required". I miss the rule of law.
Get a lawyer and sue.
3 months and still no trial, this is not right.
You are the ideal police-state drone.
Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them broken. Youd better get it straight that its not a bunch of boy scouts youre up againstthen youll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. Were after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and youd better get wise to it. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there it that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpretedand you create a nation of lawbreakersand then you cash in on guilt. Now thats the system
Written in 1957 about the future of the US, by a Russian woman. Hmm.
It’s the government idiots who should all be in prison. the IRS morons, Obama, the Congress, the TSA, the EPA etc all should be in prison. American citizens who have freedom of speech to write what they want to on the Internet should not be put in prison by big brother gov idiot criminals
Were you born a fool or did you have to work your way up to it?
According to the article: The young man's father explained that while playing a video game, Someone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane, you're crazy, you're messed up in the head, he called, 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.
My guess is that the authorities want to make absolutely certain the boy was joking before unleashing him on society ... and they probably want to drive the point home that certain subjects do not lend themselves to gallows humor.
He made a sarcastic remark. Poorly phrased. But that should have been obvious. There still is a 1st amendment isn’t there?
If he didn't have inclination to violence before, he might well have by the time he gets out of jail.
What does that mean?
3 mos before trial for.... nada?
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