Facebook FAIL Friday 191

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November 24, 2014
Oregon cops post ‘I am Darren Wilson’ images on Facebook
Jeff Thompson, KGW-TV Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — The chief of Portland, Ore.’s police on Monday ordered three officers to remove”I am Darren Wilson” images from their Facebook pages.

The image in question refers to the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9. An “I am Darren Wilson” bracelet is shown wrapped around a Portland Police Bureau badge.

PPB Chief Michael Reese and Mayor Charlie Hales issued statements about the Facebook posts on Monday morning, just hours before a grand jury decision would likely be announced in the case. [READ FULL STORY]

November 18, 2014
Dog Fighting Arrest In Fresno After Facebook Post, Suspect Defends Actions
A man who Fresno police say posted a video of a deadly dog fight helped them make a solid case against him. We want to warn you, some viewers may find this video disturbing.
By Sontaya Rose, ABC 30

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A man who Fresno police say posted a video of a deadly dog fight helped them make a solid case against him. We want to warn you, some viewers may find this video disturbing.

William Weir was arrested after police say he posted a Facebook video showing his pit bulls attacking and killing a puppy, while he instigated the mauling.

Police say it’s William Weir heard in the video encouraging this vicious fight. Investigators are trying to figure out how long these dog fights have been going on and whether Weir was dumping the evidence nearby.

William Weir was cooperative Tuesday when he parted ways with the dogs Fresno police say he motivated to kill during the videotaped mauling of a small puppy in his front yard.

The recording begins with shrill cries of a puppy that end as the fight continues. Investigators say Weir’s claim the stray puppy was heading toward his frightened daughter is false. [READ FULL STORY]

November 29, 2014
Picking on the Obama Girls Isn’t Smart, Especially if You Work for a GOP Congressman
She Matters: Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, found out the hard way what happens when you go after Sasha and Malia.
By Demetria Lucas D’Oyley, theroot.com

Editor’s note: Elizabeth Lauten resigned on Monday.

Blame the alcohol in the eggnog, delirium from too much stuffing or simply bad judgment for causing Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), to flip out on Facebook over the first daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama.

After reading an article linked on Facebook from the conservative site Mad World News about how the Obama daughters “unleash[ed] their annoyance” at President Barack Obama’s annual (and hokey) pre-Thanksgiving tradition of pardoning turkeys, Lauten was incensed beyond reason.

Several outlets covered the turkey pardon, and many playfully chided Sasha and Malia for giving glimpses of teenage indifference during the press conference: They folded arms, rolled eyes and twiddled thumbs as their dad awkwardly fumbled his way though a not-so-funny speech (that invoked Ben Franklin) about sparing the lives of two turkeys, Mac and Cheese. [READ FULL STORY]

November 16, 2014
Facebook pics led police to murder suspect, say police
A man wanted by police in connection with murder since 2003 is allegedly spotted by an officer on the Facebook pages of his family members and associates. None of his neighbors say they knew about his past.
By Chris Matyszczyk, CNET

The lure of Facebook is too great, even for those who know that it’s the last place they should be seen.

This modern truth allegedly lies at the core of an arrest made by police in Riverside, Calif. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was wanted since 2003 on homicide charges, but police had lost track of him.

However, as NBC Los Angeles reports, an injured LAPD officer recently thought he’d spend his time searching yet again for the fugitive.

His idea was to trawl the Facebook pages of Rodriguez’s family members, just to see if there might be a clue. What he allegedly found was that the man himself appeared on the Facebook pages of relatives and associates. [READ FULL STORY]

November 24, 2014
Police: New Mexico man posts photos of stolen guns on Facebook, which victim spotted
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary.

KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/lYz9HD ) that Christopher Banegas recently was arrested and charged in connection with the September 2013 heist at an Albuquerque home.

Police say they lacked any leads until the victim recently saw pictures of his stolen guns on Banegas’ Facebook page. [READ FULL STORY]

November 30, 2014
Walking Dead’s Facebook Spoils Major Character Death For Mid-Season Finale

Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD! The Walking Dead mid-season finale just finished airing on the East Coast and those who were able to watch live found out a major character died.

However, those on the West Coast who happened to follow the show’s official Facebook page and looked after the episode aired on the East Coast received quite the spoiler! The page updated with a photo of who died before the show could even air on the West Coast. [READ FULL STORY]

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