Teen Facing Eight Years For Facebook Comment?

 Most of you probably feel the same way I feel, and have heard this rant before, but I can't stay silent anymore. I am tired of having our rights stripped away! I have to stay up to date with what's happening around the world because it is my duty as a person to be aware of what's happening around me but at the same time it sickens me to wake up and read articles of people's rights being taken away and there's nothing I can do about it!

An article I read was about a teen who was arrested after he had made a comment on Facebook about bombing a school. When I read the title of the article, I thought, well, that's pretty bad making a comment like that, but as I read how it was used in context, I realized this kid is being treated unfairly! When is anyone going to start using some common sense?!








Carter, 19, was arrested in February of this year following an argument he had on Facebook regarding "League of Legends," an online video game.
"[S]omeone had said something to the effect of 'Oh you're insane, you're crazy, you're messed up in the head,’" Jack recalled to ABC affiliate KVUE in an earlier interview. "To which [Justin] 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' [all sic]."
Despite the teen's insistence of "lol" and "jk" -- internet shorthand for "laughing out loud" and "just kidding," respectively -- a woman who came across the comment on Facebook failed to see the humor. She alerted police after realizing Carter lived near an elementary school. On February 13, a judge authorized a search warrant. A warrant for Carter's arrest came one week later, reports WPTV. -Huffingtonspost
Now, because of all the recent violence, Carter has been charged with a "terrorist threat" and could be in prison for up to eight years. His bail is set to $500,000, an amount his family can't pay, so he remains in jail being continuously beaten up. 

This is not justice and this is not fair. I can't be the only one who thinks our country is getting a little out of hand here.. Should there be a "limit" on Freedom of Speech? 

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