Shame on Facebook!

Posted by: Nana

Shame on Facebook! - 02/05/13 04:40 AM

UPDATE: Some Threats Removed After Philadelphia DA Takes On Facebook Over Alleged Witness Intimidation
February 4, 2013 2:52 PM

By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some of the threatening posts on a man’s Facebook page have now been removed, announced Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams.

Williams had written a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, insisting that the social media site take down a Philadelphia user’s postings which the DA says threaten a witness in a local gun case.

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams said the postings on 22-year old Freddy Henriquez’s page threaten a witness. Williams also alleged that one of Henriquez’s alleged drug crew, “RRR,” advocated killing snitches.

Henriquez even posted the victim’s statement to police (portion below), which was obtained through a family member who is said to run with Henriquez’s gang.

Williams says one of his assistants with the Gun Violence Task Force tried repeatedly to get the documents taken down, with no success.

The DA said the actions are perplexing given the fact that these images clearly violate two of the items in Facebook’s statement of rights and responsibilities: that users will not bully, harass, or intimidate any user, and will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, or discriminatory. Read DA William’s letter to Mark Zuckerberg (.pdf format).

Henriquez has been charged locally with witness intimidation, retaliation, and making terroristic threats. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

A second person, David Ruiz, who is related to the witness, is being held on $300,000 bail in connection with an illegal purchase of a firearm.

As of about 5 p.m. on Monday, the DA released information that some of the posts has been taken off of Henriquez’s Facebook page, but there are still images of Henriquez and his friend David Ruiz calling for all “rats” to be killed “point blank period.”

Officials said there is no information indicating that Facebook removed the posts.

ORIGINAL STORY - D.A. calls out Facebook about posted threats
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Shame on Facebook! - 02/05/13 05:12 PM

People are stupid. Nothing to see here. Move along people, move along. wink
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Shame on Facebook! - 02/06/13 03:07 PM

Wonder whats on FB about me?...I dont use FB so I dont check in on it at all
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Shame on Facebook! - 02/06/13 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
Wonder whats on FB about me?...I dont use FB so I dont check in on it at all

Just those nekkid pics from your younger years....
With the caption:
Nothing to see here folks... move along.

Posted by: Pirate

Re: Shame on Facebook! - 02/06/13 03:23 PM

I always wondered what ever happened to those old photos
Posted by: MrB

Re: Shame on Facebook! - 02/06/13 03:36 PM

The social networks, though hugely popular, do open up ways to affect folks.

I would assume that what one states on a social network is under the same restraints of other written or spoken word.

I assume that what is posted on Facebook can be exactly established to come from a source. That there is no way for someone to post something under another's name.

Posted by: Nana

Re: Shame on Facebook! - 02/06/13 05:45 PM

I just can't figure out how to use FB. It's a maze to me.