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And it sets a good example for other people not to be stupid dickheads.
Juror gets 8 months for contempt of court
are you telling me that if she'd passed a note the headline would have been ''Basildon Bond & Bic Juror gets 8 months for contempt of court''
''Alexander Graham Bell juror gets 8 months for contempt of court''
the print & broadcast media's obsession with 'new media' is pretty boring now
it's a fairly key detail in the story
I don't get why there is so much focus on the brand name
she contacted the other women via the internet
well that's astonishing and newsworthy isn't it because these days people usually contact each other via the .... oh
I don't recall in the times before the internet brand names being so prominent in the telling of news stories and Facebook, Twitter et al seem to be now
was the medium used to make the contact. Do you work for Facebook or something?
if a crime is planned on the phone do they headline it with what network and tariff the criminals were on?
however, I stand firm. The Facebook element is important to the story
but 'the news' is increasingly shit. so it's hardly surprising that this is how it's been spun. fb has been around fairly widely for the best part of 5 years or so they've only very recently dropped the prefix 'internet social networking site'.
*reprinting of Apple press releases, basically
i can kind-of see your point. paedo grooms girls via facebook; celebrity leaves his wife due to relationship that grew on facebook; juror fucks up drug case via facebook. conclusion: facebook is bad mmkay?
but it seems a bit harsh
not buying that. this woman knew what she was doing but just couldn't help herself. Pathetic
You have got to be beyond thick to not realise you were breaking the law by contacting the defendant during a live trial! She should be locked up for sheer stupidity alone. That said, she has kids - seems unfair for them.
her kidds will have a temporary reprieve from being raised by an idiot
i've this'd the original point. kids ending up with their parents being banged up is obv not great. #mijudgedhumour
She only wanted him to send her a tree for her farm
as if doing it on facebook is any different to in person or on the phone
she'll only do about a fortnight anyway
It's only relevant because I believe this is the first time (in this country anyway) that Facebook based collusion has been cited in a contempt of court case.
Doubtless, it'll happen again and Facebook is bound to be mentioned, but possibly not in the headline.
a) Do delete Facebook
b) Don't reactivate
SHE SHOULDN'T BREAK THE LAW WHEN SHE HAS KIDS. She acted like a right dickhead.