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"Anonymous Good Samaritan" Donates $500,000 To Justin Carter For Bail

Posted on Thursday, July 11 @ 14:03:04 PST by

Yep, that's the face of a hardened criminal, jk, lol. #sarcasm

Justin Carter, the 19-year-old emprisoned for nearly four mouths over comments on League of Legends, that were blown way, way, way out of proportion, has been released out on bail today by a saint. According to MSNBC, an "anonymous good Samaritan" donated a half-million dollars to the Carter family for this alone. Carter, however, still awaits a July 16 court hearing.

A Change.org petition of now more than 122,000 signatures was started by Justin's mother, Jennifer Carter, who is outraged at the local criminal justice system in Texas:
The authorities’ over-reaction is ruining Justin’s life. And it’s setting a dangerous example trying to punish kids who often say strange things that I believe are protected under freedom of speech. The justice system’s abuse of Justin is wasting time and money that could otherwise be spent to help people who honestly need it!
Since his arrest, Carter's defense attorney Don Flanary states that Justin Carter has been "repeatedly attacked and beaten by other inmates at the jail," forcing him (though the victim) to be placed in solitary confinement:

He was very depressed, so they put him on suicide watch as well. They took his clothes from him, put him in a gown, and put him in a very small cell at a very cold temperature with nothing but a surgical gown for months.

Okay, this is the point where I drop the news mic and hold the editorial, WTF one. The point of this article is not so much that Carter is a League of Legends player, but that sarcasm on the Internet has now become a criminal offense, a third-degree charge of a "terrorist threat." Not even "jk" or "lol" at the end of a sentence will save you. Now all it takes is one person on the internet, and thereby on the planet, who happens to be offended to destroy a person's life and put him on suicide watch.

And why? Money. Over pretty much nothing, Comal County just received $500,000. Surely, it was for a good cause from an anonymous stranger, but was this obviously excessive bail necessary in the first place? I can't help but think about all our private prisons overfilled with so-called criminals over non-violent drug offenses. America is jailing anyone and everyone over the most asinine reasons under the guise of counter-terrorism for the sake of the almighty dollar.

The justice system should be paying Carter $500,000, not the other way around.
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