4Chan Helped FBI Prevent A School Shooting ... No, Really

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ShadowKirby:
I really wonder if he got his kiddie porn on 4chan. That'd be ironic.

I think we all know that's exactly what he did.

Not so impressed by 4chan being heroes until I can see exactly what this guy's threats were and how they were written.

Also since the guy is in college and child porn goes up to 18, he may have had pics of people he knows, who are only a year younger due to sex-ting, so I am not 100% convinced by that either. Most people when told 'we found child porn' say 'kill him'. I first ask what kind of child porn before saying 'kill him'.

Would have been more convinced if they had found some unlicenced firearms, etc

Just call me mister cynical.

Edit: read through linked articles and threats and it seems like a fair cop. So good on 4chan. Even providing his IP address without needing a warrent etc.

And this is the madness known as /b/.

I'm betting this is a different part of the board though. Good on them!

I doubt anyone who read his posts actually thought "Oh no he's going to shoot up his school". Someone clearly realised that his threat of this could send him straight to jail without passing go and called it in. This is just more trolling.

Rules 1 & 2! ... and possibly 34 on Saad

I might be generalising here, but i'm pretty sure most 4chan users have seen CP. It gets posted on /B/ every now and again and do end up seeing it before the mods take it down (yes, it does have mods)

Ah 4Chan, they are both heroic and terrifying.
You'd think people would learn not to do stuff like that by this point.
They're practically asking to be tagged by the FBI.

I thought the whole point of 4chan and anonymous was to be.....you know.....anonymous. Even if it was a joke and he wasn't a pedo, he deserves it for doing something stupid like giving personal details on 4chan.

Hint: If you store kiddie porn on your computer, don't do stuff that will get the 'funwagon' sent on you.

MagnusShalefist:

Mr. Fister:
I wonder if the FBI has some of their agents post on 4chan to keep tabs on the community there. Wouldn't surprise me at all.

Sounds like a terrible job. I mean, how long could you possibly remain sane if you hade to sift through gore threads and horrible, horrible pornography all day?

Maybe they give monitoring jobs to people who are already active 4chan members. You know, like a snitch.

Or maybe it's just the usual FBI agents because let's face it, if you're a member of an investigative organization, you're bound to see some messed-up stuff at some point.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

Lol. Like this? Or maybe a bit more subtle.

Anyways, funny post.

OT: Go /b/. When a saad group of psychopaths join forces to fight the man, they do sometimes have members (one in a thousand) who do, in fact, have righteous hearts.

You know, it really says a lot that when the government pulls out the 'child porn' card they've done such a thorough job discrediting themselves that I don't automatically assume he's done anything unethical. For all I know it's just freaking anime pictures or something harmless. In fact, I find it a lot easier to believe it's something like that than actual children.

As for the other thing, well, not convinced either. It's 4chan - I wasn't there so I can't speak for 'tone' but I can't imagine most people -wouldn't- joke about a school shooting on 4chan.

vansau:
the agency raided the man's proper, seized his computers, "on which they found more incriminating evidence and child pornography."

That stuff is on the computers of roughly 90% of the people that get on /b/. :/

Not on mine. Stay away FIB, stay away. (O_O)

OT: The collective wins again.

I believe he dun goofed.

LegendaryGamer0:

vansau:
the agency raided the man's proper, seized his computers, "on which they found more incriminating evidence and child pornography."

That stuff is on the computers of roughly 90% of the people that get on /b/. :/

Not on mine. Stay away FIB, stay away. (O_O)

OT: The collective wins again.

Maybe there's some in your Cache.

Imma go call the feds on you.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

epic win

They didn't actually say if they found any firearms or not. I mean wouldn't that kind of be a huge piece of information.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

image

Smooth..

*ahem*

I never get surprised at 4Chan for this stuff anymore. They may be a pit of mostly scum and villainy, but damn if they don't tackle some of these other bastards even more proficiently.

4Chan is the garbage pail of the internet

*Puts on sunglasses* And it looks like someone just took out the trash.

wow 4chan was used... for good?

bringer of illumination:

LegendaryGamer0:

vansau:
the agency raided the man's proper, seized his computers, "on which they found more incriminating evidence and child pornography."

That stuff is on the computers of roughly 90% of the people that get on /b/. :/

Not on mine. Stay away FIB, stay away. (O_O)

OT: The collective wins again.

Maybe there's some in your Cache.

Imma go call the feds on you.

That's why I go to 99chan /b/, not 4chan /b/. Moderation that usually works and CP is burned with fire.

And even if there was(which there isn't, never was and never will be), I clear my cache once a day.

What? Don't look at me like that.

Yes, like that.

That's pretty much what keeps me from ever going near 4chan, despite my obvious curiousity.

The whole CP thing, but then I wonder if it's ( I know how bad this will sound) as bad as it sounds? If there's genuine CP there, I don't ever want to see it, but if it's all dodgy loli hentai and 16 year old camwhores going topless on cam, I don't really care.

I draw a massive distinction between teenage girls willingly showing themselves off for attention, putting the laws aside for a moment, and actual photos of child abuse. I also think 'sexting' should be dealt with, but putting teenagers on a lifetime sex register for rapists and pedos for a bit of basic curious exploration is a bit much.

So maybe someone who knows the place can inform me, there again, can I trust a 4channer, or will I be trolled into seeing sick stuff?

You gotta ask what kind of 'other' evidence the fbi found. If he had multiple guns and thousands of rounds of ammo, then YES, that is evidence that 4chan stopped a bad guy before the deed. If he had made a map of his school on a fps then that is totally normal. Manuals on making explosives and the actual chemicals brought together and ready for use is pushing it...

Also, he's a community collage student. It's not like anyone is FORCING him to go, and he's actually paying THEM. If you don't like the guys at your CC, then just transfer to the CC across town.

This guy doesn't need to be put away for a long time, he doesn't even really need to go to prison. He just needs some good therapy and possibly some medication.

LegendaryGamer0:

bringer of illumination:

LegendaryGamer0:

That stuff is on the computers of roughly 90% of the people that get on /b/. :/

Not on mine. Stay away FIB, stay away. (O_O)

OT: The collective wins again.

Maybe there's some in your Cache.

Imma go call the feds on you.

That's why I go to 99chan /b/, not 4chan /b/. Moderation that usually works and CP is burned with fire.

And even if there was(which there isn't, never was and never will be), I clear my cache once a day.

What? Don't look at me like that.

Yes, like that.

It isn't really a problem for me, since i stop going to /b/ after it became a steaming pile of shit (In b4 "/b/ was never good)

The worst things i can catch from /v/, /a/, /co/ and /tg/ is the occasional loli thread.

Well done by them, from the article his death threats sounds a bit more specific (mentioning place and uploading) than mere jests, enough so to be illegal. And if he really had pictures of children being molested, then he of course belong behind bars for that too.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

You are my hero!

Epic post m8'ey, absolutely beyond this world of epicness. ;)

I actually donīt give a flying hat about the shooting threats, i simply canīt relate living in a gunless society myself. But im glad heīs going to jail for the kiddie porn.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

I wish I had Saad that! Double YEEEEAAAH

SenseOfTumour:
That's pretty much what keeps me from ever going near 4chan, despite my obvious curiousity.

The whole CP thing, but then I wonder if it's ( I know how bad this will sound) as bad as it sounds? If there's genuine CP there, I don't ever want to see it, but if it's all dodgy loli hentai and 16 year old camwhores going topless on cam, I don't really care.

I draw a massive distinction between teenage girls willingly showing themselves off for attention, putting the laws aside for a moment, and actual photos of child abuse. I also think 'sexting' should be dealt with, but putting teenagers on a lifetime sex register for rapists and pedos for a bit of basic curious exploration is a bit much.

So maybe someone who knows the place can inform me, there again, can I trust a 4channer, or will I be trolled into seeing sick stuff?

Oh it's there.

It's not that common at all any more and it's usually clean up pretty quick.

But the occasional thread does slip through.

If loli doesn't bother you, then you should be pretty safe going to /b/. There be the daily shock thread to deal with too of cause, but after a week you don't even see them any more, and it's the same with the CP.

SenseOfTumour:
That's pretty much what keeps me from ever going near 4chan, despite my obvious curiousity.

The whole CP thing, but then I wonder if it's ( I know how bad this will sound) as bad as it sounds? If there's genuine CP there, I don't ever want to see it, but if it's all dodgy loli hentai and 16 year old camwhores going topless on cam, I don't really care.

I draw a massive distinction between teenage girls willingly showing themselves off for attention, putting the laws aside for a moment, and actual photos of child abuse. I also think 'sexting' should be dealt with, but putting teenagers on a lifetime sex register for rapists and pedos for a bit of basic curious exploration is a bit much.

So maybe someone who knows the place can inform me, there again, can I trust a 4channer, or will I be trolled into seeing sick stuff?

Honest Answer: CP is posted once in a blue moon every while or so. If it is, report it, treat it like the plague and run. Clear your cache too, because even having a thumbnail of it on your HDD can get you a long time. It's not a bad place, just a few people being dicks. Plus, it's only /b/ you have to worry about so eh.

OT: Eh... even if a prank, the FIB doesn't really care. Add CP to that and you got him possibly never seeing the light of day again.

Danish rage:
Child pornography is worse than killing people.

...

What?

Well 4 chan aren't really evil. But at the same time they're not really good. They just exist. They're a concentration form of humanity.

More importantly

NoCure:
Rules 1 & 2! ... and possibly 34 on Saad

/b/rofist! BAM!

bringer of illumination:

Danish rage:
Child pornography is worse than killing people.

...

What?

I never said that, just that i canīt relate. And please stop miss quoting me.

comadorcrack:
Well 4 chan aren't really evil. But at the same time they're not really good. They just exist. They're a concentration form of humanity.

More importantly

NoCure:
Rules 1 & 2! ... and possibly 34 on Saad

/b/rofist! BAM!

>Over 9000! avatar.

>/b/rofist

>Rule 1 and 2

My little newfag can't be this new

Danish rage:

bringer of illumination:

Danish rage:
Child pornography is worse than killing people.

...

What?

I never said that, just that i canīt relate. And please stop miss quoting me.

You said you didn't give a flying hat about him threatening to kill people, but that you are glad that he got in jail for CP.

I'm from Denmark too mate, and you're acting like people have never been shot here.

Thanks for the info, I may have a browse when my curiousity rises higher than my cowardice :)

Appreciate the feedback from my fellow escapists.

I'd say as for Rule 34, if he goes to prison and they find out about the CP, security cameras in jail may be filming Rule 34 materials very soon.

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