7 People Who Were Arrested Because of Something They Wrote on Facebook

Alyson Shontell
Business Insider
July 9, 2013, 4:54 PM

Cameron D'Ambrosio at his trial.
Cameron D’Ambrosio at his trial.

Many people exercise poor judgment on Facebook, a site where Freedom of Speech may no longer apply.

Recently, young Facebook users who have posted controversial status messages have ended up in jail.

Sometimes the messages they typed were actually offensive. Other times they were jokes gone terribly wrong. One teen was even arrested for posting violent rap lyrics.

Most of the time, the Facebook offenders are impulsive. They type before they think, and lately they’ve had to pay serious consequences.

Justin Carter is a 19-year-old who is currently in jail for leaving a “sarcastic” comment on Facebook about “shooting up a kindergarten.”

19-year-old Justin Carter
19-year-old Justin Carter

Justin Carter is a 19-year-old who has been in jail since February 2013.

The reason: he was allegedly insulted by a fellow League of Legends gamer who questioned his mental state and retorted:

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.”

The comment worried a Canadian woman who tipped authorities. Carter’s house was searched, his computer was taken, and he was arrested. He’s currently awaiting a trial even though he and his family maintain that the Facebook messages were meant to be sarcastic.

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