You may not have heard about Justin Carter because he's just a kid in San Antonio who apparently made a tasteless joke among friends on Facebook. What he wrote was this:

"I'm f---ed in the head alright. I think I'ma (sic) shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them."

He was arrested, has been in jail for months, and is actually facing 10 years in Federal prison for what may simply have been a stupid wisecrack.

Before international terrorism came along, back when I was a teen, I remember some tasteless jokes we thought were funny. When we told those jokes, it was just among friends and there was no way people outside our circle could even know what was said.

Some of the things we joked about when I was a teen, like dead baby jokes, today might be considered terroristic in today's America. 

Bear in mind, all the authorities have are his words. They found no plans, weapons, or terroristic devices. Have we reached the point where a child can be at risk of possibly doing hard prison time based on words alone?

Read more about his case here. What do YOU think?

Tags: Carter, Justin, teen, terrorism

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I think america and common sense parted company on bad terms some time ago and unfortunately a fetish for authoritarianism has stepped in to fill the voide left behind. Sorry but this sort of arrest and persecution by the incredible plethora of law enforcement agencies you now have competing to out-testosterone each other is just the extension of them trying to justify their existance.

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