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

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Grats, and now this guys life is going to be fucked forever because of the retarded US laws concerning child pornography (Note, it didn't mention what kind of pictures, hell even caching some pics from 4chan is enough to get you arrested). Also, pictures of 15, 16 years that took pictures themselves can still be considered child porn (please I would really like for everyone to realize that pedophilia is attraction to prepubescent children. Yes, children BEFORE they reach puberty).

While I believe that the FBI should investigate the guy, taking anything on 4chan seriously? Oh, I'm pretty sure he was serious, like 5 people that show up each day and claim 'I'm going to commit suicide on a camera, just watch me'.

Big deal, so the guy made an inappropriate joke. I don't know why they have to fuck up his life because of it.

Safaia:

redisforever:
Doesn't the FBI say they find child porn on the computer of everyone they raid, so they don't look like idiots and have to say, "Yeah, sorry, we raided your house cause 4chan told us to."

I don't know. People threatening acts of extreme violence like that can be justified raiding a computer even if they get it wrong sometimes. The risk of embarrassment doesn't outweigh the risk of someone being serious.

I meant about the child porn. Because whenever I read about a raid by the FBI, they always find some. Do they just run a google search, and say "We found some!"

dee dEE DEE moment. Conspiracy is actually a crime :P joke or not they can still charge u. Plus the kiddie porn. Thats just fail on a most epic lvl.

redisforever:

Safaia:

redisforever:
Doesn't the FBI say they find child porn on the computer of everyone they raid, so they don't look like idiots and have to say, "Yeah, sorry, we raided your house cause 4chan told us to."

I don't know. People threatening acts of extreme violence like that can be justified raiding a computer even if they get it wrong sometimes. The risk of embarrassment doesn't outweigh the risk of someone being serious.

I meant about the child porn. Because whenever I read about a raid by the FBI, they always find some. Do they just run a google search, and say "We found some!"

If you've ever been to 4chan for more than a couple seconds, you've got child porn on your computer in the temporary internet files. Which means they need to lock up about a million people.

Icehearted:
Usually /b/ only seems to get riled up over rival boards, boxxy, and cheese pizza (so sad... so very sad I get that). I'd figure they'd have taken him for a troll.

You forgot cats.

teh_Canape:
for some reason, I find this "alliance" comparable with Mario and Bowser, most of the time they want to kill each other, but sometimes they cool and go play tennis together

This. Fucking win!

ph0b0s123:

Don't get what you are on about. What I was trying to say was that even if the authorities say he has child porn on his computer, that does not shock me that much. Why? Because he is in college, so is in the 18-19 age range and child porn is a depiction of anyone up to 18. So since no-one would bat much of an eye lid if he was dating someone under 18 (obviously depending how much under), he could also have pictures of people just under 18 as well. So my point was that just cause the authenticates say he had child porn, I would want to know more than just that statement, before wanting to throw the book at him. That was all.

If it turns out he has pics of people a lot younger than he is, then it is a no-brainier.

No my friend i think your are mistaken and perhaps not looking at all the implications.

The actual definition of child porn changed from state to state and country to country. In Canada (for example) even cartoon or hentai of children pornography is as punishable as if you took real photos your self.
Many states follow whats called the 2 or 4 year rule of course depending on the state laws and how they are worded for things as statutory rape or child pron (the wording is very important for law). The 4 year rule is like a buffer allowing someone of close age, but one technically a minor to still pursue sexual activity with out criminal liability. So if this guy whos 18 had like a 12 year old in nude photos he would be busted. On the other hand other states make no difference for the 4 year rule when it comes to child porn, so a image of a 17 year old is treated the same way as a image of a 7 year old. Usually in cases involving child porn, the details of the young victims (child who the subject, terms actually used irl) in the said photos are left out, somewhat a unsporken rule of liberal media when reporting such cases as news.

A_Libertarian:

If you've ever been to 4chan for more than a couple seconds, you've got child porn on your computer in the temporary internet files. Which means they need to lock up about a million people.

This is a grey area, coming across image thumbnails accidentally and being stored in your cashe is different than directly viewing the full size image or downloading said images. Also internet cashe files will revealed the intent of the user, this include the java script code of you reporting the image as illegal on 4chan.

I guess that proves it, 4chan people are just trolls with real morals that occasionally come out. They aren't like that all the time!!!

summerof2010:

Dawkter:
There are multiple video websites devoted to uploading pictures of executions and torturing.

Yep.

Must... fight... morbid... curiosity....

I don't blame you. I myself have this itch to prove to myself I'm not a wuss and look at it.

He's probably thinking, "Oh noes my 4chan buddies will be making jokes about me being raped."

4chan users are the same as any other website's users.

Everyone knows this.

It's not 2005/6 anymore.

lacktheknack:
What on earth is WRONG with people that they would threaten to murder hundreds of people on a forum that has proven its proficiency in tracking down animal abusers, massacring entire wikis and KNOCKING OVER THE FBI WEBSITE?

If nothing else, it's good to see that 4Chan is consistent in only hating the FBI over Wikileaks and aren't carrying it over into other areas.

Eurgh...

4chan =/= anonymous

Trolldor:

lacktheknack:
What on earth is WRONG with people that they would threaten to murder hundreds of people on a forum that has proven its proficiency in tracking down animal abusers, massacring entire wikis and KNOCKING OVER THE FBI WEBSITE?

If nothing else, it's good to see that 4Chan is consistent in only hating the FBI over Wikileaks and aren't carrying it over into other areas.

Eurgh...

4chan =/= anonymous

An enormous chunk of them reside there, the collective feelings of Anonymous should spill over into 4Chan.

Guess even in the deepest recesses of the Internet, there is still a residue of good.

Nice.

I'm fairly certain the guy was joking, and the users of 4chan reported him as a joke just to grief him, and that the kiddie porn they found was Chinese cartoon drawings.

Either way, the reporting wasn't to do the right thing, it was to give the guy hell. They saw a chance to ruin a life and they took it, if he wasn't joking and they actually stopped a tragedy from happening, I'm pretty sure they would be upset about that.

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.

There'd probably be a heavy risk (/Jacob) of them going native.

Cartoon variations ain't illegal. He probably saved them to sage threads. They practically pop up on the first load of /b/.

This doesn't surprise me in multiple ways, firstly the nature of 4chan means that it he almost couldn't have told them without someone saying something. I remember moot saying 4chan gets over 700,000 unique users ever day and even if 100 are in this one particular thread one of thm will be concerned for the safety of another human being. It only takes one person for the police to investigate, can't be many for the FBI to investigate

Secondly it doesn't surprise me because even the most immoral users want the most lulz out of this kind of situation so some would report it because it would just be fucking hilarious to ruin another human beings life

Still though, go 4chan. I love you guys

His beard is uneven, really couldn't see anything past that.
Rather irksome.

Reed Spacer:

mb16:

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

no im sorry but you did the "yeah" incorrectly. It should be something like

OT see even the lowest life on the internet has a soul

Actually, I was going for more of an Austin Powers vibe.

He'll never be the head of a major corporation!

Wait...

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