Tuesday, 18 June 2013

20 Years in Prison for a Facebook Post?

A teenager from a small town outside Boston has been held without bail for weeks. He faces terrorism charges and 20 years in prison for posting rap lyrics on the internet.

Held without bail? For writing a rap song?

A search of Cam's house found no explosives, weapons, or ANY evidence that he was planning anything other than becoming the next Eminem.
Take a minute to watch the video of one of Cam's songs above, and decide for yourself whether you think he's a threat to public safety, or just a teenager speaking his mind.
After you read this kid's story, you'll think twice about what you post on Facebook. (And that's the problem.)
Meet Cameron D'Ambrosio. He's 18 and lives in a small town outside Boston. He wants to be a rapper and calls himself "Cammy Dee" in his YouTube videos.

Oh, and he's been locked up without bail for weeks-facing terrorism charges and 20 years in prison - all for something he posted on Facebook

On May 1st, Cam was skipping school and messing around on the internet. He posted some lyrics that included a vague reference to the Boston Marathon Bombing and called the Whitehouse a "federal house of horror." Soon after that he was arrested and charged with Communicating a Terrorist Threat, a felony that carries 20 years in prison.
The post contained no specific threat of violence against any person or group of people, and in the context of the rest of the lyrics and Cams' rap persona, it was clearly nothing more than a metaphor. A search of Cam's house found NO evidence that he was planning any violence, but a judge still ordered him held without bail for the next 3 months, pending trial.

Cam should be released immediately unless the D.A. can produce some additional evidence as to why he is a threat to anyone.

Please share this blog with your friends and raise some awareness for Cameron.

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