Memes Shouldn't be a Crime

I guess I'll be joining Douglas Mackey in prison.

Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see in the YouTube video below is true. Only the names have not been changed to protect the innocent.

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This is the Internet. It's full of memes, tweets, and viral videos. My name is Joe Friday, I'm a detective for the Internet Police Department.

It was a hot summer day when we received a call from our headquarters about a new meme circulating on the web. We didn't know what to expect, but we knew we had to act fast. Our investigation led us to a website called "Twitter" and that's where we found it: a Hillary Clinton election meme. It was spreading like wildfire, democrats were falling for it, and we had to find out who was behind it before more democrats texted their vote for Clinton rather than using the hacked voting machines.

It was a tough case, but we finally cracked it. We discovered that the mastermind behind the 2016 Hillary Clinton meme was none other than a group of cats who had hacked into the Democratic National Committee's email server. It was a shocking revelation, but justice had to be served. Since cats can't legally be charged with a crime we framed some Florida man. After all, everyone knows Florida man is crazy.

Thanks to the hard work of the Internet Police Department the Clinton meme was no more.

The story you have just read is true. In a moment, the results of the trial.

In 2023 Douglas Mackey, a.k.a. "Ricky Vaughn", a.k.a. "Florida man", was found guilty of violating Federal law #1876-78-09 and U.S. code #6543587-368-047-9. Those are just random numbers I typed. It makes as much legal sense as how New York has been enforcing the law lately.

Source of image modified for meme: The Simpsons