Thanks in no small part to 125,000 people who signed a petition and to the many people who contributed to his bail, set at $500,000. Carter’s comments were so obviously made in jest that it’s hard to believe it’s gotten this far. Even if all charges are dropped, his life will never be the same, his innocence completely lost.
What would have happened if Justin were a black kid, or of middle eastern descent, and with an Arab or Persian name? I doubt he would be out on bail.
He could face up to 10 years in prison.