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Posted 12 months ago in Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Most Social Media Users Unaware Posts Can Be Used in Court

Social media activity has become so routine that many users never give a second thought to posting a photo or “checking in” to a favorite hangout. But most of those users have no idea the digital trail they leave behind can be used against them in court. A new survey from Lawyers.com shows that only 46 percent of Facebook users realize their posts can be used as legal evidence. Users of other social media sites were even less aware; 44 …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Fugitive Busted After Posting Comments on His Own Wanted Notice

Today’s lesson in criminal defense law: Don’t make social media comments about your own fugitive notice, even if it’s to proclaim your innocence. Matthew Oliver was wanted for a December robbery at a Family Dollar in Florida, in which the victim was assaulted and relieved of $260. This month, he found his picture on the Pasco County Sheriff’s Facebook page as the “Fugitive of the Day.” Oliver couldn’t resist commenting under his photo. Prolifically. “You guys are going to pay …

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Teen Jailed for Months Over Sarcastic Facebook Comment

A sarcastic Facebook comment about an online video game prompted authorities in Austin, Texas, to arrest 18-year-old Justin Carter in February for making terroristic threats. Slapped with a $500,000 bond that his family can’t afford, Carter, now 19, has been behind bars for more than four months. Mounting public outrage over Carter’s arrest, bond amount and ongoing incarceration caught the attention of attorney Don Flanary, who now represents Carter pro bono. Flanary will attempt to reduce Carter’s bond at a …

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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You

    In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reports on three cases that show what you say on Facebook can affect your job. In Pennsylvania, Skinsmart Dermatology fired a worker for complaining about her job to a Facebook group of former and current company employees. Skinsmart said her posts showed she did not want to be at the company and raised concerns over her working with their patients – and fired her. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) …

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Facebook Teen Rapper Held for Making Terror Threats

After posting violent lyrics on his Facebook page in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, a Massachusetts teen was arrested for making terror threats and is still in jail.   Bad Timing Just a few weeks after the Boston Marathon was allegedly terror-bombed by the Tsarnaev brothers, Cameron D’Ambrosio, a senior at Methuen High School, posted some rap lyrics on his Facebook page, as reported here and here: I’m not in reality, So when u see me [expletive] go insane …

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