“LOL” lands Kentucky teen behind bars

“LOL” lands Kentucky teen behind bars

After she was charged with a DUI and possession of a controlled substance, a Kentucky teen leaving the scene of an accident, posted “My dumb*** got a DUI and I hit a car LOL.” The judge ordered that the teen delete her Facebook account. The teen subsequently refused, and the judge slapped her with a two-day sentence for contempt of court. It is unclear what law the judge invoked to mandate that the teen delete her post. The teen’s Facebook has since remained inactive. Did this judge go too far? Can you think of any arguments for judges to have the power to order an individual to delete her Facebook account? Obviously, Facebook has become a source of evidence in some prosecutions, but what can be gained from ordering their deletion? Let us know what you think after checking out the full article at the link below.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/09/lol-facebook-post-after-dui-accident-lands-woman-in-jail/