Facebook Threat Leads to Felony Charges
Interesting story on an NPR radio show about how a threat to an Apple Store employee via Facebook resulted in felony criminal charges.
According to the story, it is most likely that someone from his facebook friend list reported it, which resulted in a knock on his door from the police, and a multi-year oddessy in the New York State Criminal Courts.
It is an interesting story, worth checking out.
And given that we know that the New York City Police have a unit dedicated to monitoring Facebook and twitter, these incidents simple won’t be as rare as you would think.
It is a fact that your social media comments and anything you post on the internet can and will be used against you in a criminal court. Whether it is out of context or not, if you are accused of threatening, harassing, or stalking someone, you can expect this to be a problem.