Jon ‘VT’ Hughes. Too young, too soon. You will be missed by many, friend. Rest In Power.
- Hillary Clinton
If posting something on Facebook or any other social networking site isn’t “evidence” then I’m not sure what this is all about:
1. “Judge Rules That What You Post On Facebook Can Be Used As Evidence Against You.”
2. “Anti-DEA rants on Facebook spark criminal prosecution”
3. “Teen Arrested for Facebook Threat”
4. “The world of social media arrests and prosecutions.”
So Facebook can be used as evidence when let’s say:
"In April 2007, just days after the Virginia Tech shooting, a student at the SUNY College at Cobleskill was remanded into psychiatric care and suspended from college after posting a photo of himself on his profile with a vaguely threatening message underneath.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_of_social_network_websites_in_investigations)
But when our consulate is attacked, and Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility hours after the attack, it’s not.
And maybe, just MAYBE, they should take more seriously “evidence” that is posted online:
"On Tuesday, Sean Smith, a Foreign Service Information Management Officer assigned to the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, typed a message to the director of his online gaming guild: ”Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.” The consulate was under siege, and within hours, a mob would attack, killing Smith along with three others, including the U.S. ambassador.”
If posting something on Facebook or any other social networking site isn’t evidence in and of itself, the e-mails that came out today were.
The cover up continues…