If only people knew when to stop while they’re ahead.
This latest installment of the moronic Facebook chronicles takes us to North Olmstead, Ohio, where a man has been sentenced to 17 months in prison plus he’s been forced to undergo anger management counseling thanks to a few Facebook posts.
27-year-old William Bement was furious with the justice system. He had just been given probation for a drunk driving incident, and he wasn’t happy about it.
So where do people go these days when they want to vent to hundreds of people? Facebook, of course.
Shortly after his probation sentence, Bement decided that it was a good idea to post vague threats on Facebook. “Stop shooting up schools and start shooting cops in courthouses!” said one post. “Kill you local judges,” said another.
After one of Bement’s friends notified a court employee of the alarming posts, Bement was hauled back into court – this time receiving a much lengthier sentence for one count of “attempted retaliation.”
He claimed that he was simply talking out of his ass – or doing it for “shock factor” as he put it. But it just goes to show you – it’s hard to communicate jest via social media. Joking or not, you can’t just instruct people to murder officers and judges online. You. Just. Can’t. Do. It.