From our friends at the Daily Dot: Two Connecticut senators and a state representative sent a letter to Facebook Monday asking them to shut down over 100 “tribute” sites for the Newtown massacre, that saw 27 school children and teachers shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Closing arguments begin this week in the trial of a teenager who allegedly used a fake Facebook profile picture of a busty model to lure and murder a rising boxing star.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: The gangs of New York are moving their wars to Facebook. Last week, the NYPD announced it has been successful in trawling the social networking site to crack down on illicit gang activity and rid the streets of illegal firearms, but now one of the dissenters is expressing his displeasure on Facebook.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Since the company’s launch in 2004, a number of users have gotten arrested for what they’ve posted to Facebook, whether it’s threats of violence, child pornography, or photographic evidence of theft. In honor of the company’s ninth anniversary, here are nine individuals, most of them quite dumb, who have been arrested for something as simple and avoidable as a Facebook post.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A Brazilian student caught in a nightclub inferno that killed 231 people posted her final message to Facebook.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: After announcing it on Facebook, a Florida woman tried and failed to commit suicide after having shot and killed her 6-month-old son.
The legal saga of the dad who did a dumb, dumb thing has drawn to a close today in a Chicago courtroom. Andre Curry, 22, was sentenced to 18 months probation for charges stemming from a photo of his daughter he posted on Facebook over a year ago.
We’d say you shouldn’t post about driving drunk on Facebook, but you shouldn’t drive drunk at all. Astoria, Ore., kid Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, apparently had a tipsy time on New Years’ Eve and decided to update his 600+ friends on how his drive home was going. In the status Cox-Brown admitted to driving drunk and to hitting someone’s car followed by a cheeky tongue-face emoticon.
So far this week we’ve had a lady hit with a felony charge for making a remark about a school shooting, a teenager arrested for tweeting about shooting up his school, and a guy caught walking into an elementary school carrying a piece of wood with the words “high powered rifle” written on it. Now, 17-year-old Dillon Dalton Stengel of Burkburnett, Tex., is facing charges of making terroristic threats after authorities say he made threatening remarks on Facebook.
A Chicago dad who allegedly posted to his Facebook account, showing his 22-month-old daughter bound with tape and the caption, “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back,” had been acquitted on a charge of unlawful restraint.