Another stupid story about the over-reach of our law enforcment.
They need a new name - definitely not law enforcement - more like gestapos.
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” for good measure.
"Without getting into the really nasty details, he's had concussions, black eyes, moved four times from base for his own protection," Jack elaborated on Justin's current condition in jail. "He's been put in solitary confinement, nude, for days on end because he's depressed. All of this is extremely traumatic to this kid. This is a horrible experience," his dad told NPR." Carter's parents do not have the means to come up with half-a-million dollars to release their son.“But, at some point during the investigation, there has to be some common sense.”
Coomon sense - evidently NOT in American justice system
– home of the infamous profit making private prisons
– who are guranteed a 90% occupancy rate
with each and every contract signed by the government
Presumption of guilt
NOT presumption of innocence.
In this case presumption of innocence of the innocent.