Justin Carter Petition Reaches 100K Signatures

A petition on Change.org created by Jennifer Carter, mother of the jailed League of Legends player Justin Carter, who has been in a Texas jail for several months for making a Facebook comment (which he and his parents claim was a joke gone bad) requesting the release of her son has surpassed 100,000 signatures.

The petition asks Jennifer Tharp, the District Attorney of Comal County, Texas; Greg Abbott, the Texas State Attorney General; and President Barack Obama to free her son, who is allegedly on suicide watch and in solitary confinement in a Texas jail.

The parents of Justin have been doing national interviews pleading with the authorities to release their son. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bond. They need 10 percent of that to get him out on a bond and one of the ways they are doing that is by selling t-shirts and asking for donations.

The petition currently has 102,848 supporters.

The lead of the petition pleads with the community to sign on to help free her son:

"My son, Justin Carter, was arrested on February 14, 2013 (yes, Valentine’s Day) because of a sarcastic comment he posted on Facebook about a computer game which was then taken out of context by a complete stranger! Please sign my petition to help release my son, Justin."

You can sign the petition here and further help with a donation at freejustincarter.org.


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    Longjocks says:

    This is fairly true. The woman has poor judgement, but that's why we have authorities who are supposed to have better judgement to make decisions on such matters. The key words are "supposed to".

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    DorthLous says:

    No, so far, she's anonymous and, quite frankly, doesn't deserve public backlash. Even an inquiry could have been said to be justified. The ball was dropped at the next step, when they decided they had enough "evidences"…

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    MaskedPixelante says:

    He's a stupid kid who exercised poor judgment who is being strung up by a knee jerk society. If we locked up everyone who was ever sarcastic, the world would be a much quieter place.

    That being said, welcome to knee jerk society. At best, I can see him going home with some kind of incredibly strict supervision. At worst… are you even allowed to have show trials?

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    djnforce9 says:

    He couldn't celebrate his birthday either from what I remember. He's just a kid who said something stupid. Not a national threat to society. Obviously there are many people that lack common sense to think it was alright to jail him for this.

    On a side note, I wonder if the woman that sought his personal information and informed authorities is getting in a lot of heat from people for effectively ruining somebody's life over nothing. This sounds like a case where Karma would really bite back back hard.

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