July 12th, 2013
Bailed out by an anonymous donor, after spending months in jail in lieu of posting $500,000 bond over a comment he posted on Facebook about a school shooting, a Texas teenager says he has learned his lesson. In an interview with CNN published Friday, Justin Carter, 19, said.. Read more..
June 4th, 2013
D’Ambrosio, a student at Methuen High School in Methuen, Mass., was arrested early last month after posting lyrics referring to the Boston bombing from his amateur rap video to Facebook. D’Ambrosio has been jailed without bail since being arrested. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of “communicating a terroristic threat,” a felony carrying a [...]
March 19th, 2013
A Florida appeals court has decided that posting threats on one’s personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under the state’s “sending written threats to kill or do bodily harm” law. Read more..
October 27th, 2011
Anthony D. Elonis was indicted for allegedly making violent threats on the social networking site Facebook toward his estranged wife, law enforcement officers, his former co-workers, and to an unspecified kindergarten class. While in Federal Court this past Monday, his criminal defense attorney motioned for dismissal based on the abstract notion that Elonis had not [...]