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October 3, 2014
Mom turns to Facebook humiliation for class-skipping daughter
A Wyoming mom decides the only way she can keep her daughter in line is to follow her around school with a phone, film her and post it to Facebook.
By Chris Matyszczyk, KTWO
Religions and governments have always understood the power of shaming.
This has inevitably led to parents utilizing this tool as well. In today’s world, the perfect shaming inevitably occurs on a high-traffic social network.
Jeannie Crutchfield of Casper, Wyo., was beside herself when it came to her daughter Rickilee Durant. The 14-year-old was skipping classes. What’s a mom to do? Tearing her hair out was one option. Humiliating Rickilee on Facebook was another.
Crutchfield chose the latter. As ABC News reports, she turned up at school, filmed her daughter, and posted the resultant three-minute footage to Facebook.
When her daughter suggested that she hadn’t been cutting class, her mom retorts that Rickilee has been skipping every day. [READ FULL STORY]
October 4 2014
Fired on Facebook: What you say CAN hurt you
Confusion reigns for both employers and employees
By B.A. Morelli, The Gazette
Clocked in or not, what you say on Facebook or other social media could mean your job.
It did for Ebony Weatherspoon, who was involved in one of several cases over unemployment benefits in which social media was a factor.
Weatherspoon worked as an Internet sales coordinator at Dahl Motors in Davenport. After a Thursday of frustrating systems outages, she was not quite two hours into her shift on Friday morning when she decided to vent. As many do, she turned to Facebook.
“Only 7 ½ more hours of ignorance. TGIF,” she posted from her personal cellphone at about 10:32 a.m., while on an informal break, according to Administrative Law Judge Lynette A.F. Donner’s ruling.
A co-worker spotted the comment, reported it to the boss and Weatherspoon was fired in March for “making a negative post on her personal Facebook page during work hours,” according to Donner’s ruling. [READ FULL STORY]
October 7, 2014
Wanted Woman Arrested After Demanding Police Remove Unflattering Facebook Photo
David Lohr, Huffington Post
Ohio Police say a woman was so upset by the unflattering photo detectives posted to Facebook that she called them and demanded that it be removed, leading to her arrest.
“This is a first for us,” Denise Alex-Bouzounis, public information officer with theColumbus Police Department, told The Huffington Post. “She really didn’t want her face out there for everyone to see.”
According to Alex-Bouzounis, she posted 34-year-old Monica Hargrove’s mug shot tothe department’s Facebook page on Sept. 10, as part of a weekly roundup called “Warrant Wednesday.”
“It included her mug shot, her name and information about the crime,” said Alex-Bouzounis. [READ FULL STORY]
October 8, 2014
Del City Man Arrested For Making Threats On Facebook Against News Website
OKLAHOMA CITY -Oklahoma City police arrested a man who is accused of making threats on his Facebook page against a local news website.
According to police, on Thursday, October 2, a person using the Facebook account under the name “Jesse Tedford” made a post on his timeline in reference to a local newspaper and its website. The author claimed that the website censored his posts. He then stated that he wanted to “place some C-4s around their building.”
The Facebook post also reads, in part, “Oh, I should get a lot of …uhh.. what it’s called? Blackcats? Get a bunch of big roll. Lay it all around the building at night all connected. Then an hour after people go in to work, light it all up. Revenge! Imagine the horror on their faces! LOL!” [READ FULL STORY]
October 9, 2014
Forrest Lucas apologizes in ad for wife’s Facebook post on minorities
Justin L. Mack, IndyStar.com
Forrest Lucas took out a full-page ad in Thursday’s Indianapolis Star that says his wife regrets the Facebook comments she made critical of minority groups and her words were “harsh and insensitive.”
Lucas, the Lucas Oil co-founder, said Charlotte Lucas is “extremely saddened by her actions,” and he underscored her earlier apology.
“Although it was not Charlotte’s intent to offend anyone, her comments were harsh and insensitive,” says the ad, a letter on Lucas Oil Products Inc. letterhead with Forrest Lucas’ signature. “Her words were hurtful to many and disappointing to all.” [READ FULL STORY]
October 10, 2014
Photos on Facebook show man holding gun to child’s head
Spot criminal activity on social media? Here’s what to do
By Nicole Perez, KSAT
SAN ANTONIO – With millions of users, social media sites like Facebook are often used to share pictures and videos of happier times. When those images appear to be crimes captured by a camera, the immediate response by most is to share them, too.
That’s what happened Thursday night when the above images were shared on KSAT-12′s Facebook page. A man can be seen holding what appears to be a gun to the head of a young child. Several people shared that images with KSAT-12 and San Antonio police.
Law enforcement officials have said that’s the wrong thing to do.
When you see the image or video, you can report it directly to Facebook by sending an email to email@example.com. While you can take a screenshot of the questionable image, make sure you include a link to the page of the person who uploaded it. [READ FULL STORY]