|In February, Justin Carter was playing “League of Legends” — an online, multiplayer fantasy game — when another player wrote a comment calling him insane. Carter’s response, which he now deeply regrets, was intended as joke.|
“He replied ‘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,’ and the next two lines were lol and jk,” said Jack Carter, Justin’s father, in a statement to a local news channel.
He even said "lol" and "jk" to indicate that he wasn't serious, and he got arrested nonetheless and that for eight freaking years? Wow, just wow.
The question now is why did she feel the need to do so? The kid, who isn't even a kid as he turned 19 not too long ago, was playing a videogame and that is what happened then. So what? I know enough people who become furious at times while playing a game, but does that mean they have an anger problem? This is basically the same situation now. If you're playing a videogame and you say something like "I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids", is it really necessary to take it seriously? And that, even after you clearly
have indicated that you're not serious? What's up with these overprotective people?
How is it even possible to not be aware of the most recent news? He's an adult and if videogames are not everything in his life, then he should be aware of the news. Besides, TV isn't the only source for news, because there are things that are called radio and newspaper. I barely watch TV anymore and I'm still up to date with the news. So unbelievable, isn't it?!
Right, this is ridiculous. I have signed the petition now.