Originally Posted by Ataturk
First you say they arrested him based on the deleted post, then you admit that he confessed. And while, yes, it's easy to tamper with digital evidence, it's even easier to just lie about something. But police initiate investigations based on statements that aren't accompanied by screenshots all the time. And why wouldn't they?
There are a lot of BS threat investigations, but this one was specific and immediate and fairly serious-sounding. Should they have shut down the school and all that? Of course not. But faulting the cops for investigating it? C'mon.
I wrote it was the content of the post that caused the arrest. He confessed to writing the post so that was the evidence they needed to file the charges, but a fucking world star post should in no way be sufficient to investigate. Cops should have better things to do with their time.
"Serious sounding"? The guy claimed to have an M-4 (virtually impossible) and two Desert Eagles "fully loaded". Any fucking retard reading that has to know it's nonsense.
Were the cops within their discretion to investigate and arrest? Yes. But their discretion sucks if that's what they do with their time.