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Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark
Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia

Posted on 08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway

On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page:

hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.

As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments.

Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday.

Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family is unable to pay his $20,000 bail.

As for Clemmons’ motivation, the 20-year-old says he posted the message as ”an experimental literary piece and an art project,”

Of his time incarcerated, Clemmons’ family claims that he has been abused while behind bars, and because of Clemmons’ prior arrests for fighting his step-father and marijuana possession, they worry he will spend even more time locked up.

“Though Caleb might have chosen the wrong time to post a prank, his present punishment and possible fate is beyond my comprehension… Caleb was attending a great school and had a promising future,” his mother reportedly wrote on his page.

Clemmons’ supporters have cited the case of Brett Ball, a Texas teenager who brought a shotgun to school this year and had his felony charge dropped.

Clemmons faces up to five years in prison on charges of making terroristic threats via computer.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: calebclemmons; clemmons; controversial; georgia; jailed; remains; remark; student; tumblr

1 posted on 08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.”
~ John Wayne in Chisolm


2 posted on 08/14/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Awaiting a poll on which intellectually demanding major this guy was taking at the “university”. Major bucks on some marshmallow subject.


3 posted on 08/14/2013 12:48:46 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: nickcarraway

Well at least he didn’t wear an Obama mask otherwise he’d really be in hot water.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 12:54:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Westbrook

Awesome; my new tagline.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: Da Coyote

“Awaiting a poll on which intellectually demanding major this guy was taking at the “university”. Major bucks on some marshmallow subject.”

No need to use quotes around the word university in relation to Georgia Southern, it’s a good school with an enrollment of around 20,000 students. Like all schools, it’s up to you to make something of your time there. This kid obviously is a dumb*ss who decided that sitting in jail is preferable to getting an education.


6 posted on 08/14/2013 1:00:10 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: Da Coyote

Statesboro did have the highest rate of STD’s in the state of GA. Maybe he is part of a study measuring the effects of multiple STD’s on 1 brain. :)


7 posted on 08/14/2013 1:01:25 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Da Coyote

Psychology, per other sources.


8 posted on 08/14/2013 1:02:22 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: nickcarraway

it reminds me of the time of a family on their way to a Hawaiian vacation being pulled out the flight remanded in custody when handlers rummaging through their luggage found a note in one of the bags written by their teenage son taunting them with something to the effect not to look through his bag, “no bomb in this bag”.


9 posted on 08/14/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1157 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: nickcarraway

Inexplicably, I seem to have misplaced my reserve supply of sympathy.


10 posted on 08/14/2013 1:07:26 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe he’ll now get a scholarship in “performance art”, which is also known as “making a spectacle of yourself to annoy others.”


11 posted on 08/14/2013 1:12:21 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: nickcarraway
he posted the message as ”an experimental literary piece"

It is evidently more "literary" to spell the noun effect as if it were the verb affect. Artsy, perhaps?

12 posted on 08/14/2013 1:19:26 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: nickcarraway
he posted the message as ”an experimental literary piece and an art project,”

Let's see...

"hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.

Well, the e.e. cummings thing as already been done. So no points for originality there.

"Literary"... does that include 30-word messages? I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't call it "literary".

13 posted on 08/14/2013 1:22:19 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nickcarraway

A true Artist must suffer for his Art....


14 posted on 08/14/2013 1:27:10 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: nickcarraway

As for Clemmons’ motivation, the 20-year-old says he posted the message as ”an experimental literary piece and an art project,”

Well, he can look upon his incarceration as an extension of an artistic experience within confinement

A-hole.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: ZULU
A dork he may be but whatever happened to Freedom? We now have thought crimes and here his sentence can be taken as a credible threat? It shouldn't take more than the time it took to pull his real identity to verify the potential of the threat.

He's locked up because they can lock him up.

16 posted on 08/14/2013 1:56:53 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon
I dunno. I post that Mo-Hamm'ID is a false prophet and izlam is no religion but a serious attempt to provide an excuse for worldwide dominiation for an elite ruling class and some moose-limb gets his knickers/female-burial-shroud in a knot and says he has every intention of tracking where I live for the purposes of a ritual beheading for "insulting" his "religion"...

I just might be carrying as a result, no matter if he protests to the arresting officers that he was merely excercising his First Amendment Rights of Free Speach (sic) (like muzzies care about free speech, I know).

No, I wouldn't feel threatened at all. Filled with resolve, yes.

17 posted on 08/14/2013 2:37:14 PM PDT by Utilizer (Ba-con Ah'hkkba'aar! <- In muzlim world are only fast goats & slow boys. Slow goats all dead. ->)
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To: NativeSon
A dork he may be but whatever happened to Freedom?

Even freedom has limits. He threatens to shoot people - he goes to jail. If he hadn't been jailed, he'd then threaten an airline to test to waters. Would you be OK with that also?

18 posted on 08/14/2013 2:58:34 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: CincyRichieRich

19 posted on 08/14/2013 5:04:27 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: nickcarraway

his family is unable to pay his $20,000 bail.

Wow, and he was just turning his life around too.
His family wouldn’t go his bail?
They couldn’t find a bondsman?
Kid must have been a flight risk or something.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 5:13:28 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: aimhigh
Would you be OK with that also?

But he didn't do that, he posted a sentence online. Postulating what 'he might do next' is how we got into the state we are in now. Every police department has a paramilitary swat team because when you kick in someone's door they might...., roadblocks are setup stoping drivers because those drivers might be.... Gvns and ammo must not be in hands of citizens because they might....

This guy didn't do anything, if the 'threat' needed to be checked out, that could've been done quite easily.

I am not a fan of pre-crime.

21 posted on 08/14/2013 6:02:32 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: tet68
His family is unable to pay his $20,000 bail.

How are they able to pay his tuition?

22 posted on 08/15/2013 1:06:19 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: Stevenc131; Da Coyote
I'm a GA Southern Alumnus. It's a good school, mainly the Band Director and Teacher factory for Georgia.

I have my share of PSYs there, it's a solid school.

Wanna have some fun? Look up the Hugo Bowl.

23 posted on 08/15/2013 1:14:36 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: madprof98
Professor,
You are correct in that young Caleb misconstrued "affect" in this weird case.
However, if he ever makes it beyond remedial English 100 all the way to 101, he will learn why and how
"Effect" can be a verb, and "Affect" can be a noun.

el inglés es idioma difícil, sobretodo por idiota.

24 posted on 08/15/2013 2:44:45 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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