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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Can Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Get Away With Murder?

A hitchhiker who gained nationwide fame earlier this year for using a hatchet to break up a bizarre attack is back in the headlines. But this time, instead of being heralded as a hero, he’s being charged with murder. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, known as “Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” ever since his television news interview became a viral video sensation, was arrested at a Philadelphia bus station Thursday and charged with the murder of 73-year-old Joseph Galfy, Jr. Authorities say McGillvary …

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Can You Be Sued for Texting a Driver Who Causes an Accident?

Do you always know what the recipients of your text messages are doing when you text them? An appellate court in New Jersey is considering whether text senders can be held liable when a driver reads a message and gets into an accident with a third party.   Duty Debate In Shannon Colonna’s case, the riders of a motorcycle reportedly sued both her and Kyle Best after Best crashed his pickup into them in Mine Hill, N.J., in September 2009. …

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NJ Gov. Vetoes Employer Facebook Password Request Ban

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed a law passed by the legislature that would ban employers from asking for the social media passwords of workers and applicants. Christie said that he would sign the bill if it were amended to exclude some of its more restrictive components. New Jersey would have been the eighth state to stop businesses from snooping into their current or prospective employees’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, although the Jersey law would have gone several …

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Coyote Ugly Sued for Retaliating Against Employees via Social Media

A federal court in Tennessee has refused to dismiss lawsuits against the owner and operator of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, where employees say tips are pooled illegally and they were retaliated against for suing over it. The retaliation suit came long after the original tip-pooling case was filed.   Budding Buddhism: Bad Topic for the Blog Bartenders at the Nashville and San Antonio locations of the saloon, which is known for its bartenders’ and female customers’ dancing on the bar, …

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NM Employers Can’t Ask for Applicants’ Facebook Passwords

Joining a handful of other states that limit employer access to social media accounts, New Mexico on Apr. 5 passed a law forbidding employers from demanding passwords from prospective employees.   Job Applicants Only Under the new law, employers are forbidden from requesting or requiring job applicants to provide access to their social media accounts. “Joining Maryland, Illinois, California, Michigan and Utah, New Mexico is now the sixth state to prohibit employers from mandating access to a job applicant’s password-protected …

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