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15
Aug

Canadian Man Goes to Twitter to Find Some Weed, Local Cops Tweet Back

It is 2013. Some say social media has killed interpersonal communication. People just aren’t picking up the phone and calling friends to say hello or wish them happy birthday….Or calling their drug dealer looking for drugs… they just go to social media.For one man, reliance on social media as a primary channel of communication almost landed him in jail. The man needed weed, and he needed it quickly – enough for a “spliff” anyway. So he took to Twitter. Asking all of his followers if anyone could deliver some weed to him at Mr. Lube, where he worked.

Interestingly enough, the local police department saw it on twitter, and promptly responded to the mans twitter request:

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Social media has not only ruined interpersonal communication found in the everyday social lives of internet users, but it has also ruined personal communication between drug dealers and drug buyers. Mr. Lube found out and former Mr. Lube employee/drug-twitter-seeker has been fired.

Update: On a much more serious note, a young man, who hit and killed a biker,  has charges raised to murder after he brags about speeding on Twitter.

8
Jul

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News.

Lawsuit claims that flashing headlights to warn of police officers is protected speech (ABA Journal)

Saying the wrong things on Twitter can get you jail time, First Last Amendment (ABA Journal)

Here are a few web gems to start your day off right (ESPN)

Work satisfaction is much more important than money and prestige to lawyer’s job satisfaction (ABA Journal)

“Oh, materialism.” Airplane crash survivors escape with their luggage and children… In that order (Forbes)

Do you have $540 mill? Worlds largest personal yacht build complete (Daily Mail)

Brazilian soccer player gets stabbed by referee, fans stone referee to death, decapitate him (Huffington Post)

21
Feb

Legal Links 2/21

‘Blad Runner’ trial update: lead detective dropped, faces 7 charges of attempted murder (news.com)

NFL combine watch (ESPN)

Attorney held in contempt, fined $1,000 for being ‘disrespectful’ said, bond amount was ‘ridiculous’ (ABA Journal)

‘TWITTER FIGHT!” The NFL’s Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis exchange tweet-jabs  (ESPN)

Parents file suit, claim grade school yoga classes are inherently religious (ABA Journal)

I Can’t find my ball!” Match play in AZ postponed after snow storm on golf course (Reuters)

Rotting corpse found in hotel’s water supply, guests used, drank water for up to two weeks (CNN)

Carnival Cruise victims, file class action lawsuit (Breitbart) John Phillips weighs in (C&S)