Friday, September 24, 2021
 

Facebook Image Leads to Prison Term


We’ve heard reports of job applicants who are not extended employment opportunities due to pictures of the applicants on Myspace and Facebook. You’d think today’s youth would have added up this simple math and kept their dirty laundry to themselves. However, we just learned of another added feature to social networking sites–criminal prosecution.

[California prosecutor, Darryl] Perlin, said he was willing to recommend probation for Lara Buys for a drunken driving crash that killed her passenger last year — until he thought to check her MySpace page while preparing for sentencing. The page featured photos of Buys — taken after the crash but before sentencing — holding a glass of wine as well as joking comments about drinking. Perlin used the photos to argue for a jail sentence instead of probation, and Buys, then 22, got two years in prison. “Pending sentencing, you should be going to (Alcoholics Anonymous), you should be in therapy, you should be in a program to learn to deal with drinking and driving,” Perlin said. “She was doing nothing other than having a good old time.”

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