Facebook FAIL Friday #140

Dude, I know you are unhappy about the outcome of the trial, but this is just no way to react…

April 24, 2013
Facebook rants against judges earns North Olmsted man prison time
By Peter Krouse, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A North Olmsted man’s drunken-driving conviction netted him probation, but his subsequent Facebook rant against judges and police put him behind bars.

William Bement, 27, was sentenced to 17 months in prison today for Facebook postings that threatened the lives of police and judges.

One posting suggested people “stop shooting up schools and start shooting cops in courthouses.” Another said, “Kill your local judges!!!!!!!.[READ FULL STORY]

For the other two stories we go international to this (a Facebook FAIL)…

And this guy in England who made threats via Facebook to kids at a high school in Tennessee…

April 26, 2013
Internet troll admits Facebook threats to kill 200 Tennessee students
Reece Elliot of South Shields left messages using a false name on memorial Facebook page for US schoolgirl killed in car crash

A self-confessed British internet “troll” has admitted threatening to kill 200 people at a US school by posting menacing comments on a memorial Facebook page.

Thousands of pupils stayed away from the school in Warren county, Tennessee, after Reece Elliott, 24, of Fossway, South Shields, South Tyneside, left terrifying messages under an assumed name.

Elliott, a father of one, went online in the weeks after the mass shootings at Sandy Hook, the primary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults died.

Newcastle crown court was told that after the messages were posted, security was stepped up at schools across the area in Tennessee as the authorities implemented a “lockdown” with armed guards on duty and restricted access to sites. [READ FULL STORY]

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