Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Anonymous Donor Posts $500,000 Bond to Free Teen Jailed For Sarcastic Facebook Comment

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Paul Lawrance

19-year-old Texan Justin Carter, who has been jailed since March over a sarcastic Facebook comment, has had his $500,000 bond posted by an anonymous donor.

According to MSNBC, the bail was made by the “anonymous good Samaritan” on Thursday, July 11th.

The comment that landed Carter in jail read, ”I think Ima shoot up a kindergarten / And watch the blood of the innocent rain down/ And eat the beating heart of one of them.” Following the gross remark were the acronyms ‘Jk’ and ‘Lol’. (Just kidding and laughing out loud)

Someone had seen the comment and tipped it off to police.

During the teenagers time in detainment he had been brutally beaten, left in solitary confinement black eyed, concussed and in depression.


NPR reports:
Carter plans to stay near New Braunfels, Texas, to await his trial on a felony terroristic threat charge. 
“He’s glad he’s out. His family is ecstatic. He feels good. He is relieved. It’s been an ordeal,” said Don Flanary, Carter’s attorney. Flanary said he got a call Wednesday from the sympathetic donor, who said he wanted to help. The donor wired the money last night. “We got a cashier’s check cut this morning and got [Carter] out. He’s free,” said Flanary.
The third degree felony Carter faces could land him back behind bars for a decade.

Being arrested and facing jail time for commenting over social media has become a trend worldwide.

7 People Were Arrested Because Of Something They Wrote On Facebook

The Carter family and their attorney made an appearance Friday on CNN’s New Day program where they provided an explanation of the comment and where the case is now heading.

 
Paul Lawrance writes for Eyes Open Report, where this article first appeared. 



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