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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