How to Get Arrested For Tweeting
In many of the cases it happened that people got arrested for tweeting. Most of them were teenagers who tweeted about shootings, bombings, mass – violence and others threats.
140 characters can just put you behind the bar. Some of the tweets made by the people were with serious intent.
Following is the list of people who got arrested by tweeting.
1) Tweeting about “mass homicide”
A 15-year-old Chicago high school kid tweeted : ”If Zimmerman free imma shoot everybody in Zion causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman“.
2) Tweeting about assassinating the President.
In September 2012, 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims tweeted three times about assassinating the President Bracak Obama.
“Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swagg,” he wrote, referencing John F. Kennedy’s killer”
“Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !…Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he’s in town”
“The Secret Service is gonna be defenseless once I aim the Assualt Rifle at Barack’s Forehead”
3) Encouraging others to kill the President.
Jarvis Britton, 26, was arrested after tweeting about President Obama.He said “Yes you can kill a president with cyanide.who would put that in water/coffee” .
This was taken seriously by authorities and he was sentenced for 1 year in federal prison.
4) Tweeting about blowing up a bomb
A 16 year old tweeted about blowing up a bomb while going up for a concert.He tweeted : “@Pink I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blow up”
5) Tweeting about killing an Olympic athlete.
During last London Olympics a 17 year old tweeted about killing and Olympic athlete. The teen was angry about the diver that he didnt place and when the other user came to back up the driver , the teen replied “I hold a gun license for shooting birds and I’m gonna shoot yours as well.”