Following a tragedy like the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut last week, emotions are high. People are ultra-sensitive to potentially offensive comments. After all, 26 people were killed, most of them well under the age of 10. But, does that mean we should react to bad jokes with arrests? An 18-year old Hamilton County man is likely asking the same question.
Devin Carey made an offensive joke, an off-the-cuff remark, and he put it on Facebook as his status. It was insensitive and pretty stupid. But, local law enforcement decided it amounted to a crime. [Read more…]