Here are a few more stories that illustrate the stupidity on Facebook your child could get in to… monitor them now with PC Pandora monitoring software to prevent a future FAIL…
Oh people, please understand that when you get fired for posting something stupid on Facebook, you are not being treated criminally as per your speech, you are simply being fired. If the government were to press charges against you for what you said – then you have a case. But in this case, it is not so…
August 2, 2014
Ex-officer loses suit over firing over Facebook
From chron.com (written by the AP)
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A former Greenville police officer wants a federal appeals court to reinstate her wrongful firing lawsuit against city.
Oral arguments are Sept 3 before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Former Sgt. Susan Graziosi argues officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments posted on a social networking site. She was fired in 2012 after posting criticism on Facebook about Police Chief Freddie Cannon’s decision not to send department representatives to the funeral for a Pearl police officer killed in the line of duty. [READ FULL STORY]
From the UK, but it’s still the same hot water that a stupid ranting Facebook post can land you into…
August 2, 2014
Vile Facebook rant lands ‘Gays should be shot’ Gateshead dad in court
By Michael Marsh, ChronicleLive.co.UK
A DAD threatened to kill gay people by lining them up and shooting them in vile homophobic messages posted on social media.
Paul Gair posted the expletive-ridden rant on the Chronicle’s Facebook page during the Northern Pride festival in Newcastle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Gair, of Kilburn Green, Gateshead, branded gay people c***s and suggested that LGBTs should be shot in one sickening message.
The post read: “If your parents were faggots, you horrible gay c***s wouldn’t of been born! Should be lined up and machine gunned, vile disgusting c***s!” [READ FULL STORY]
A stupid Facebook post from years ago can catch up with you at the worst time…
August 3, 2014
Facebook issue still dogs Senate candidate
By Associated Press
Holton — Milton Wolf’s chances of becoming the next tea party insurgent to knock off a GOP party titan got a huge boost when it was revealed that incumbent Pat Roberts’s official residence in Kansas was rented space in a friend’s Dodge City house. The three-term senator seemed perfect for casting as a Washington insider who was out of touch with his home state.
But as Tuesday’s Senate primary approaches, the challenge by the suburban Kansas City radiologist is bedeviled by renewed attention to an old episode from his professional life — his posting in 2010 of graphic X-images of patients’ injuries on his Facebook page.
Wolf, 43, has apologized for the incident, which came to light months ago, and insists he’s now closing the gap with Roberts, who had a wide early lead. But Roberts’ campaign is blanketing the airwaves with ads questioning Wolf’s judgment. And drawing new attention to the matter was a recent Topeka Capital-Journal report that a state medical board is conducting an investigation of Wolf’s actions. [READ FULL STORY]
August 4, 2014
Facebook User Accidentally Killed Trying To Take A Selfie With A Loaded Gun
Fox News Latino
A young man caught in the selfie obsession accidentally killed himself when trying to strike a pose with a loaded .38 pointed to his head in Mexico City.
Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, was a veterinarian who had been drinking with friends in the home of one if his pals, according to published reports.
The incident happened last weekend in the northern section of Mexico City, not far from where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is located.
Police arrived at the scene after neighbors reported hearing the gunshot.
Witnesses said Otero was taking the picture to post it on his Facebook page and brag about his audacity. [READ FULL STORY]
August 7, 2014
Springfield grandmother arrested after posting dog’s photo
The News Herald
SPRINGFIELD — Members of a Springfield family have received hundreds of threats to their personal safety after posting a pet picture to Facebook and being cited for animal cruelty, officials confirmed Thursday.
The picture, which has drawn the ire of hundreds from around the country, depicts two young girls in a vehicle who have fashioned a pulley system through a clothes hanging latch with a jump rope. On one end of the rope are the two young girls who appear to be laughing playfully, while on the other end of the rope is a small dog dangling by its haunches.
The picture was reported to Bay County Animal Control before being relayed to Springfield Police Department. The grandmother of the two girls, Loretta Bozeman, has been cited with a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for posting the picture.
The family has received more than 500 death threats and threats to their personal safety through social media websites, Chief Philip Thorne said. [READ FULL STORY]