Cameron D'Ambrosio spent more than 30 days in jail for a Facebook post. On May 1, the high-school senior from Methuen, Massachusetts was playing hooky when he posted rap lyrics that referenced the Boston Marathon bombing and called the White House a "federal house of horror." His school contacted the local cops, who arrested the kid and charged him with "terroristic threats," a felony punishable for up to 20 years in prison.
And then, a judge set his bail at one million dollars for posting rap lyrics on Facebook.
It was only after D'Ambrosio spent more than 30 days in jail and had been denied a bail request that a Grand Jury declined to indict D’Ambrosio and the teenager was finally released. Prosecutors said they'd planned to drop the case against him; this officially happened yesterday morning. Cammy Dee is now at liberty to record himself rhyming "haters" and "alligator" as much as he likes.
"I’m glad to finally be free," said D’Ambrosio in a statement from the Center for Rights, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit that helped Cameron's case go viral through the campaign FreeCameron.org. "I think a lot of good will come out of this."
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