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Louisiana Teen Booked for ‘Terrorizing’ With YouTube Video

A Louisiana high school student was arrested and charged with terrorizing and interference with the operation of a school after authorities discovered his online video depicting the simulated assassinations of his classmates. The 15-year-old H.L. Bourgeois High School student was questioned and arrested after worried parents saw the video on YouTube and contacted the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department. The video was created using a smartphone app called Real Strike, which combines a first-person shooter video game experience with the phone’s …

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YouTube Confessor to Fatal DUI to Change Not Guilty Plea

A 22-year-old Ohio man admitted via online video that he killed another man in a drunk driving accident. And next week, he’ll admit as much to a judge. Matt Cordle’s stunning confession was delivered through a professionally produced video posted on a website called “because I said I would,” which claims to be “dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise.” The video initially portrays Cordle with a blurred face and altered voice, but by the end, Cordle …

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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 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Stupid Criminal Brags of Bank Robbery on YouTube

Remember, wanna-be bank robbers: If you don’t want to get caught, don’t go bragging about your crime spree on the Internet. Hannah Sabata, 19, recently (allegedly?) stole a car and robbed a bank in Nebraska. Maybe she could have gotten away with it, but she made police officers’ and prosecutors’ jobs a lot easier when she posted up a seven minute video to YouTube gloating about her exploits and showing off other things that she had stolen (including marijuana). The …

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Posted 2 years ago in Podcasts Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

More Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights The baby boom generation is aging and people are living longer, healthier lives. That means more grandparents are active participants in their grandchildren’s lives. They are also pursuing visitation rights when divorce or family dysfunction results in their being cut off from their grandchildren. Find Out More…   Cops are Monitoring You on Social Media [Infographic] More than 70% of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool. In a …

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