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(NBC News)   "I didn't think 'lol' would put me in jail" says woman who ignored judge's order to stop using Facebook after posting flippant update about hit-and-run DUI   (nbcnews.com) divider line 19
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2012-09-17 08:09:34 PM
4 votes:
Facebook and twitter, just enough rope.
2012-09-18 12:18:46 AM
3 votes:
Problem: This woman has absolutely no sense of responsibility.

Bigger Problem: There is a judge somewhere -- a judge, mind you -- who thinks deleting a Facebook account is going to do something about the problem.

Not the Problem: Facebook.
2012-09-17 09:40:32 PM
3 votes:
I know this article doesn't say much about why, but I've got to side with Freedom of Speech. If she's stupid enough to admit hitting a car on her Facebook page then more power to her. She's said it, it's out there. Somebody could have screencap'd it between the time she posted it and the time the judge told her to take it down, so deleting it makes no difference. I'd also like to see this comment admitted as evidence in any further court cases, criminal or civil, as it seems to me she's admitted her guilt. Could this judge tell her to not speak about this to anyone face to face? No? Then why can't she admit to her guilt on her Facebook page?
2012-09-17 08:34:12 PM
3 votes:
So she either (a) set her profile so that everyone can see it or (b) she friended her victims.

I'm going with (b), it just seems to be the more stupid action.
2012-09-18 06:14:59 AM
2 votes:
Gosh, I wish Facebook would kill off all the stupid people already. I mean, I wish the site would identify all of its users below a certain IQ and level of arrogance. Then once it found someone under that criteria, it would then suddenly spring out a flaming club from the screen and begin beating that person to death while yelling, "FRIEND THIS, MOTHAFARKAAAAAA!!!"

This is how FB should work.
2012-09-18 04:28:10 AM
2 votes:
WTF is a judge doing wasting everyone's time by telling someone what to do online? Hey, asshole, you're getting paid to determine guilt or innocence and/or sentencing. That's it. Stop trying to be Judge Judy and turn the problem teens around with tough-love bootcamp.
2012-09-17 10:15:36 PM
2 votes:

namatad: brianbankerus: Because People in power are Stupid: So she either (a) set her profile so that everyone can see it or (b) she friended her victims.

I'm going with (b), it just seems to be the more stupid action.

Judge had the last lol.

lol

LOL


LOL
LOL
LOL

Enjoy your time in jail vapid twunt.
/FB junkies are worthless parasites.

Snuffybud: jimmyego: Snuffybud: I know this article doesn't say much about why, but I've got to side with Freedom of Speech. If she's stupid enough to admit hitting a car on her Facebook page then more power to her. She's said it, it's out there. Somebody could have screencap'd it between the time she posted it and the time the judge told her to take it down, so deleting it makes no difference. I'd also like to see this comment admitted as evidence in any further court cases, criminal or civil, as it seems to me she's admitted her guilt. Could this judge tell her to not speak about this to anyone face to face? No? Then why can't she admit to her guilt on her Facebook page?

IANAL but surely it's the "lol" part of her post that caused the problem. I don't think it would have caused a stir if she had posted her comment without sounding like she had no remorse about the incident, and in fact thought the whole thing was a bit of a laugh.

It's still Freedom of Speech. If she wants to be an ass on her Facebook page then fine, let her be an ass. She basically said she did it, and that's going to come back and hang her.


Snuffybud: jimmyego: Snuffybud: I know this article doesn't say much about why, but I've got to side with Freedom of Speech. If she's stupid enough to admit hitting a car on her Facebook page then more power to her. She's said it, it's out there. Somebody could have screencap'd it between the time she posted it and the time the judge told her to take it down, so deleting it makes no difference. I'd also like to see this comment admitted as evidence in any further court cases, criminal or civil, as it seems to me she's admitted her guilt. Could this judge tell her to not speak about this to anyone face to face? No? Then why can't she admit to her guilt on her Facebook page?

IANAL but surely it's the "lol" part of her post that caused the problem. I don't think it would have caused a stir if she had posted her comment without sounding like she had no remorse about the incident, and in fact thought the whole thing was a bit of a laugh.

It's still Freedom of Speech. If she wants to be an ass on her Facebook page then fine, let her be an ass. She basically said she did it, and that's going to come back and hang her.


Too goddamn bad. She had a court order and was stupid and arrogant enough to defy both publicly and with traceable records. If you are defending her you are under 30 and should be sterilized now.
2012-09-17 09:56:55 PM
2 votes:

Snuffybud: I know this article doesn't say much about why, but I've got to side with Freedom of Speech. If she's stupid enough to admit hitting a car on her Facebook page then more power to her. She's said it, it's out there. Somebody could have screencap'd it between the time she posted it and the time the judge told her to take it down, so deleting it makes no difference. I'd also like to see this comment admitted as evidence in any further court cases, criminal or civil, as it seems to me she's admitted her guilt. Could this judge tell her to not speak about this to anyone face to face? No? Then why can't she admit to her guilt on her Facebook page?


IANAL but surely it's the "lol" part of her post that caused the problem. I don't think it would have caused a stir if she had posted her comment without sounding like she had no remorse about the incident, and in fact thought the whole thing was a bit of a laugh.
2012-09-17 09:13:40 PM
2 votes:
It's unclear if Asher was ordered not to discuss the case prior to creating the post. It's also unclear under which law Phelps ordered Asher to stop using Facebook.

The Judge was clearly operating outside the lol.
2012-09-17 08:29:14 PM
2 votes:
"I didn't think 'lol' disobeying a judge's orders would put me in jail" says woman who ignored judge's order to stop using Facebook after posting flippant update about hit-and-run DUI

There ya go.
2012-09-18 08:38:40 AM
1 votes:
Judge can order anything he wants (within some bounds) for conditions of bail and yes, he can in fact tell the defendant not to make public comments about the case. Contempt of court jailings are not seen as a violation of a person's rights because the defendant holds the key to their freedom, all they have to do is comply with the order.

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2012-09-18 04:21:45 AM
1 votes:
Uh, how can a judge order someone to retract a statement without infringing upon their right to expression? How can a judge order someone to not use a business (facebook)?

Is this legal, or did the judge just open the door wide for a mistrial?
2012-09-18 03:53:25 AM
1 votes:
I'm very confused by the chain of events and outcomes, maybe an internet lawyer can straighten it out. The way I read the story: she gets drunk, hits a car, and flees; while awaiting trial makes a stupid FB comment; family members of folks in the other car are incensed and judge orders girl to close her FB account; girl refuses and is found in contempt; girl spends two days in jail; girl is now going to trial on the initial charges.

Is it within the judge's authority to tell her to close the facebook account? Seems pretty reaching - from my understanding she hasn't been convicted yet (or did she get convicted of the DUI and its just not explicitly stated in either article?) and she isn't using facebook to harass the occupants in the other vehicle, so what gives?
2012-09-18 03:34:23 AM
1 votes:
"I made a Facebook post that landed me in jail. FML."
2012-09-17 10:29:58 PM
1 votes:
I think the problem was drunkenly plowing into someone and fleeing.
 
The LOL was just the icing on the dumbshiatecake.
2012-09-17 09:21:21 PM
1 votes:
That's a strange order for a judge to give.
2012-09-17 09:04:52 PM
1 votes:
I swear that it's getting where a judge could tell someone to choose between perma-deleting their Facebook or serving a year in jail and people would take the second option. If I were the judge I'd have set her in a jail cell within reach of a laptop just outside the bars, and told her I'd let her out after she wrote a message to each friend individually apologizing for being a dumbshiat, and then unfriending everyone, deleting all of her pictures, changing her password to a random string and aiming the recovery email at the judge's email address. Then I'd hit her with a car.
2012-09-17 08:59:09 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: So she either (a) set her profile so that everyone can see it or (b) she friended her victims.

I'm going with (b), it just seems to be the more stupid action.


Judge had the last lol.

lol
2012-09-17 08:33:13 PM
1 votes:
I have yet to decide if the idiocy arising from Facebook is hilarious or depressing. I giggle as much I weep.
 
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