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  • Second teen spends months in jail for sarcastic video game threat

    07/08/2013 10:08:30 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/13 | Robby Soave
    Just days after multiple news outlets reported the story of a Texas teen jailed for making a sarcastic threat online, a Mississippi mother facing a nearly identical situation gave an exclusive interview to The Daily Caller News Foundation about her son’s lengthy incarceration. Josh Pillault was arrested last October for threatening to kill people and destroy buildings. At the time of his arrest, he was 19-years-old, and an avid video game player. The threats were made while he was playing “Runescape,” an online multiplayer fantasy game. Another player began antagonizing him, and eventually told him to kill himself. Irritated, Pillault...
  • Teen jailed for sarcastic remark beaten up in jail, now on suicide watch

    07/08/2013 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Robby Soave
    Grisly new details emerged in the story of the ongoing imprisonment of Justin Carter, who racked up months in jail for making sarcastic, violent threats after playing an online video game. Carter has been beaten up multiple times while in jail in Comal County, Texas, according to NPR. He is now on suicide watch. “This was his first incarceration, his first charge, and without getting into the really nasty details, he has had concussions, he has had black eyes,” said Jack Carter, Justin’s father, in a statement. Carter is one of two teenagers imprisoned for months for the crime of...
  • Free Justin Carter Now - The 19-year-old has been in prison since March for the crime of sarcasm.

    07/01/2013 11:48:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    When defending the liberty of unsavory characters, I usually write of my native England. Not this week, alas. In the state of Texas, a 19-year-old man named Justin Carter sits in prison, ruthlessly stripped of his freedom for making an offensive joke. After a Facebook friend with whom he played video games described him as “crazy” and “messed up in the head,” Carter replied — sarcastically, one imagines — “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.” He added “lol” and “jk”...
  • ...Teenager JAILED for posting 'joke' threat on Facebook after row with an online gaming partner

    07/01/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 26, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas teenager has been in jail since February after making an offhand comment on Facebook about a video game he had been playing. Justin Carter was 18 when he and a friend got into an argument with someone over a multiple player online video game, leading the teenager to post a comment he now regrets. He now faces up to eight years in prison after saying 'I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still beating hearts' only two months after the Sandy Hook school massacre 'These people are serious. They really want...
  • Texas teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for months

    06/29/2013 4:33:02 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2013 | Robby Soave
    Texas teenager who has been in jail since March faces an eight-year prison sentence because of a threatening joke he made while playing an online video game. In February, Justin Carter was playing “League of Legends” — an online, multiplayer fantasy game — when another player wrote a comment calling him insane. Carter’s response, which he now deeply regrets, was intended as joke.