Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS - World Socialist Web Site
Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS
By Tom Carter
29 June 2013
Justin River Carter was arrested on February 14 of this year in Austin, Texas and charged as a “terrorist” for a post he made on Facebook. He faces up to ten years in prison.
The prosecution of Justin Carter as a “terrorist” is one of a string of dozens of similar prosecutions around the country, mainly involving teenagers and online posts on sites such as Facebook. As the World Socialist Web Site has previously reported, the purpose of these prosecutions is to undermine the First Amendment guarantee of free speech and to pave the way for the criminalization of political dissent. (See “The criminalization of political dissent in America”.)