Texas Teen Jailed for Facebook Comment Facing Abuse Behind Bars

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Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She is the News Editor for the Good Feed Blog and absolutely loves what she does. She is the happy mommy to a wild 2 year old girl-child, and is blissfully happy being un-married to her life partner DJ.

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  1. I live in the town where this occurred and had two children in school that day who could possibly have been in danger . Put yourself in this position or in the place of those who have lost loved ones in a mass shooting before you say the authorities over reacted. If not for this fact I would say oh it an over reaction let the kid go home. I’m glad this was taken seriously and the young man was taken into custody. As a father of a teenager who plays online games I feel for this young man’s parents. The wheels of justice need to turn much more quickly for this young man. If there is no danger here there is the risk that this young man may become violent due to his prison stay where he may not have been before. Please teach your children or young adults not to say or do anything online they would not say or do in public or face to face. It’s not private and the consequences could follow you for the rest of your life.

    • This was an overreaction of epic proportions. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF SANDY HOOK HAPPENED, he made a joking threat. If there was any seriousness to it then the police should do their job of investigating for motives, access to weapons, hell give him psych evaluations and mental health support if needed. Get him to understand the seriousness of the joke but don’t jail him for a stupid comment.

      He could have raped someone and gotten LESS than 10 years, he typed a few words that said JOKE and implied it was just a joke.

      Do you know how many times I saw people say the twin towers falling was great, that they wanted to blow up the U.S warships n buildings because they were pissed off over the U.S interfering with stuff? They have zero intention of doing it but are just venting anger.

      Him being beaten up in prison is FAR FAR FAR FAR more likely to increase his risk of hurting someone else as sadly some abuse victims get violent, which is probably why the majority of violent prisoners committed violence.

      Yeah as a parent it would be scary, even I raised my eyebrow at it but I also remember in my depression I have a morbid sense of humor n hated the world, I have said far worse than what he joked about and I had absolutely Z E R O intentions on hurting people. It was just stupid teen angst n depression. This is similar to locking up someone for saying they’d kill you in a heated argument. If anything he needs help, not jail as jail won’t do diddly squat to help him and it will directly harm his life because he made a stupid shitty n tasteless joke.

      The very first time he was hit by another prisoner he should have been separated and given safety, and the wheels better turn damn fast because this is one of the stupidest reactions I’ve ever seen from a first-world country. Isn’t it sad how serious his baseless threat was yet hundreds, thousands of domestic violence victims whom get stalked have trouble getting their abuser locked up? In the time he is in prison there will probably be 10 children killed in DV situations. That is part of the stupidity of all of this, he was locked away for writing a joking comment in a heated argument, and faces charges that are longer than rapists get (from what I can see rape is 4-7 years).

      He’s basically in prison for thought-crime…Are we going to go find every “kill the raghead/whatever person” commenter on youtube n lock them up? Lockup every kid that says I’ll kill you in a game (personally I’ve had this said to me many times), every single person that says “I will kill you” or “I’ll beat you up”, threatens violence, etc? This is an absolutely extreme action taken against him and quite frankly it’s bloody sick how it’s being handled. Help and education is needed, not being put into an environment where he’s already faced violence and his risk of rape is high.

  2. Welcome to the age of thought police! A warning or a phone call would have sufficed, but no, our ridiculous Nazi-powers government loves to violate our rights and uses every excuse to eliminate them. There is no Constitutional protection any more.

  3. By ANY interpretation, this is beyond an overreaction by the “state.” This is one of millions of messages sent to us by our lunatic totalitarian government. The message: “we can go absolutely nuts on your life, your body, your mind and your family.”

    Welcome to the new normal — manufactured by the looney-left who can’t even realize a 5-yo’s finger is not a gun.

  4. What people often fail to understand about the government is how dangerous it is. This could have happened to ANYBODY. As we look at the world, we need to look at ourselves, and realize that politics are NOT linear, but CIRCULAR, meaning that the further you go toward the left OR toward the right, the closer you get to a third world political structure or RED CHINA-style government and the further you get from what this country was built upon….freedom. We have suffered a 16 year, fatal political blow. Starting with George Bush and Dick Cheney and currently with Obama, we have lost almost ALL of our legal protections and rights to freedom expression, right to a speedy trial, right to face our accusers, and rights to privacy. Bush was an incompetent constitutional criminal and a fool. Obama is the worst president we have ever had and does not know what he is doing. We are lost. This is the “twilight’s last gleaming”. We are in the final summer that will be swallowed up by a winter that will last a thousand years.

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