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(CBS Philadelphia)   Woman goes to jail for tweeting. So that's a start anyway   (philadelphia.cbslocal.com) divider line 16
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1605 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Nov 2013 at 12:40 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-08 12:43:44 PM  
if there is a god, fark comments will be next
 
2013-11-08 12:44:30 PM  
Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was America!
 
2013-11-08 12:48:47 PM  
She's so calm and rational, I can't imagine what justification family services had in taking her children away from her.
 
2013-11-08 12:54:26 PM  
Well yea. Its freedum of speech when I stuck a knife in that shiftless bastards belly.

Well I shivved him while telling him that I thoroughly disagree with his way of management, so whargarble.

/Twitchy seen heading for the Alaskan border.
 
2013-11-08 12:55:00 PM  
She didn't go to jail for tweeting, she went to jail for terroristic threatening. Which has been a thing since the 70's.
 
2013-11-08 12:56:33 PM  
Quigg says Sadiyyah Young tweeted the home address of a county judge

But if he judge had concealed carry permit that would totally be okay, of course.
 
2013-11-08 01:02:44 PM  
Was part of a plea deal to reduce jail time. I'm ok with this.
 
2013-11-08 04:03:44 PM  
Montgomery County District Attorney Matthew Quigg recommended the 34-year-old mother be banned from Twitter for five years as part of her prison sentence.

/sigh.

Dear people working for the government,  especially the courts.  What part of "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech" is so god damned hard to understand.
 
2013-11-08 04:05:36 PM  
After reading the article.

""Somebody should pay all these people a visit bust out windows and cut tires!"

This is the tweet.  This isn't a threat.  It's an idea in the same way that glenn beck does not state facts he simply asks questions.
 
2013-11-08 04:27:00 PM  

paygun: Quigg says Sadiyyah Young tweeted the home address of a county judge

But if he judge had concealed carry permit that would totally be okay, of course.


Would it be illegal for her to stand on a street corner and tell random people the judge's address?
 
2013-11-08 04:28:36 PM  

Warlordtrooper: After reading the article.

""Somebody should pay all these people a visit bust out windows and cut tires!"

This is the tweet.  This isn't a threat.  It's an idea in the same way that glenn beck does not state facts he simply asks questions.


Same deal. Can she stand on a soap box and say these things?
 
2013-11-08 04:30:06 PM  

Warlordtrooper: After reading the article.

""Somebody should pay all these people a visit bust out windows and cut tires!"

This is the tweet.  This isn't a threat.  It's an idea in the same way that glenn beck does not state facts he simply asks questions.


Nope:

http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/crimes-and-offenses/00.027.006.00 0. html

The key here is "directly or indirectly." What I don't know is if it's normal for people to go to jail for a first degree misdemeanor in PA or not. But according to the law, the tweet was in fact a threat.
 
2013-11-08 05:45:44 PM  
Does every state have a Montgomery County?
 
2013-11-08 06:26:45 PM  
but what if I tweeted "Fire!" in a movie theater?
 
2013-11-08 10:58:17 PM  

Pilikia: Warlordtrooper: After reading the article.

""Somebody should pay all these people a visit bust out windows and cut tires!"

This is the tweet.  This isn't a threat.  It's an idea in the same way that glenn beck does not state facts he simply asks questions.

Nope:

http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/crimes-and-offenses/00.027.006.00 0. html

The key here is "directly or indirectly." What I don't know is if it's normal for people to go to jail for a first degree misdemeanor in PA or not. But according to the law, the tweet was in fact a threat.


I saw it as more incitement. If she'd said "If someone beat the shiat out of this guy, I'd not shed a tear" I think she'd be on less un-firm ground...
 
2013-11-09 12:57:26 PM  
She's weaponized Twitter!
 
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