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(Yahoo)   Listen fool, if you're going to skip town fine we won't miss you. But don't taunt your probation officer on Facebook saying "I'm in Alabama". The sonogram with the hospital's name on it was a nice touch, too   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2012-06-25 09:28:07 AM  
At his June hearing, Tindell told the judge he was fearful of prison and scared to be on Portland's streets because he had cooperated with law enforcement.

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2012-06-25 09:54:37 AM  
appropriate tag is appropriate.
 
2012-06-25 01:18:39 PM  
You won't find me hehbaitavtho hohohoho!
 
2012-06-25 01:21:06 PM  
Look, another vain idiot.
 
2012-06-25 01:29:01 PM  
But probation officer Todd Roberts does monitor the social network and he collected the posts. He figured out where Tindell might be, and asked prosecutors to issue a nationwide arrest warrant, which Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber signed.

"The way we found out where James Tindell was, was through Facebook," deputy district attorney Michael Schmidt said. "And, it's not because we were super sleuths."

Last month, Tindell was arrested for speeding in Daphne, Ala. An officer ran his license and found the warrant.


Headline's pretty much a fail.

He was caught through a standard NCIC check, which happened because he was unable to obey the posted speed limit. All the facebook posts did was alert the Oregon people that he had fled the state.
 
2012-06-25 01:29:21 PM  
Is FaceBook the end of non-organized low level criminals?

I'm sure that somewhere in this nation, there's somebody desperate/lazy/thrill-seeking/whatever enough to commit them and smart enough not to breathe a word of it to the Internet, but it sure seems that "needs to survive by robbing houses" and "insanely stupid" are highly correlated traits.
 
2012-06-25 01:32:02 PM  

JustGetItRight: All the facebook posts did was alert the Oregon people that he had fled the state.


But the warrant was only out because they know he fled the state. No facebook, no warrant, no arrest. Right?
 
2012-06-25 01:33:35 PM  
FTFA: Bloch sentenced him to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered him to reimburse the state for the cost of flying him back: $2,600.

What, they flew him back first class???
 
2012-06-25 01:36:15 PM  

buckeyebrain: FTFA: Bloch sentenced him to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered him to reimburse the state for the cost of flying him back: $2,600.

What, they flew him back first class???


They had to fly a couple of detectives out to pick him up and then fly all three of them back. I'm sure it wasn't cheap. They didn't just throw him on a plane and wish him the best of luck.
 
2012-06-25 02:01:24 PM  

srtpointman: buckeyebrain: FTFA: Bloch sentenced him to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered him to reimburse the state for the cost of flying him back: $2,600.

What, they flew him back first class???

They had to fly a couple of detectives out to pick him up and then fly all three of them back. I'm sure it wasn't cheap. They didn't just throw him on a plane and wish him the best of luck.


Speaking as somebody with over 15 years in travel, no they do not let an arrestee fly unsupervised. Usually they have one or even more police with him
 
2012-06-25 02:09:46 PM  

buckeyebrain: FTFA: Bloch sentenced him to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered him to reimburse the state for the cost of flying him back: $2,600.

What, they flew him back first class???


Should have sent him UPS Ground. Put some food and water in his box if you're feeling really nice.
 
2012-06-25 02:15:27 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: buckeyebrain: FTFA: Bloch sentenced him to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered him to reimburse the state for the cost of flying him back: $2,600.

What, they flew him back first class???

Should have sent him UPS Ground. Put some food and water in his box if you're feeling really nice.


Forget that. Just shrink wrap him ankles to neck. Let him get hungry.
 
2012-06-25 02:19:46 PM  

JustGetItRight: He was caught through a standard NCIC check, which happened because he was unable to obey the posted speed limit. All the facebook posts did was alert the Oregon people that he had fled the state.


And because they knew he fled the state, they made his warrant nation-wide, which means that he wouldn't have shown up on NCIC without the FB posts.
 
2012-06-25 02:49:41 PM  

Forced Perspective: JustGetItRight: All the facebook posts did was alert the Oregon people that he had fled the state.

But the warrant was only out because they know he fled the state. No facebook, no warrant, no arrest. Right?


Maybe. I assume they would have issued one when he stopped making his meetings.

RollingThunder: JustGetItRight: He was caught through a standard NCIC check, which happened because he was unable to obey the posted speed limit. All the facebook posts did was alert the Oregon people that he had fled the state.

And because they knew he fled the state, they made his warrant nation-wide, which means that he wouldn't have shown up on NCIC without the FB posts.


Actually, it would appear anyhow assuming they entered a warrant based on him not showing up for his meetings. The query comes back saying from where the issuing agency will extradite. For really petty stuff it might be the neighboring counties, from there you get into the neighboring states on up to nationwide.

At least around here (Alabama), a lot of agencies will make a call to the issuing agency to see if they want the person regardless of what the query returns. We (work for an LE agency, but not a sworn officer) see folks with warrants for things like probation violations, failure to appear, failure to pay, etc from other states pretty often.

The story says it was a theft charge, so I'm actually surprised they came cross country to get him - the facebook taunting was probably responsible for that happening, but the fact that the Daphne officer found the warrant almost certainly had nothing to do with facebook.
 
2012-06-25 03:31:03 PM  
I'm not on Facebook and never plan to be. One day I and my other anonymous friends - I know you're out there - are going to form a gang and become an invisible crime wave.
 
2012-06-25 06:04:26 PM  
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2012-06-26 02:26:38 AM  

JustGetItRight: The story says it was a theft charge, so I'm actually surprised they came cross country to get him - the facebook taunting was probably responsible for that happening, but the fact that the Daphne officer found the warrant almost certainly had nothing to do with facebook.


It wasn't a theft charge, it was a robbery charge. Theft is simply knowingly taking another person's property with intent to keep it. Robbery is using force or the threat of force to deprive someone of their property. It's a more serious charge.
 
2012-06-26 10:51:48 AM  

Lachwen: JustGetItRight: The story says it was a theft charge, so I'm actually surprised they came cross country to get him - the facebook taunting was probably responsible for that happening, but the fact that the Daphne officer found the warrant almost certainly had nothing to do with facebook.

It wasn't a theft charge, it was a robbery charge. Theft is simply knowingly taking another person's property with intent to keep it. Robbery is using force or the threat of force to deprive someone of their property. It's a more serious charge.


Yeah, I saw my mistake later but alas Fark still doesn't have an edit button.
 
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