There is is a motto that ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd says often when it comes to social media, “don’t hit send.”
Many people get themselves in trouble online because they hit send while in the heat of the moment. This Facebook user found out the hard way why hitting send when you’re angry is not the best move.
Fox 13 reports that a Washington man has been arrested for threatening to kill Ferguson Missouri Police officer Darren Wilson. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, posted threats to Facebook shortly after the August shooting of Michael Brown. The threats escalated in late November.
Investigators write in a complaint, “Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar knowingly and willfully transmitted in interstate and foreign commerce, from the State of Washington to another state, a communication, that is, a public Facebook posting, that contained a threat to injure D.W., specifically, a posting containing D.W.’s name and photograph and the message, “Ready to kill some cops.”
Abdul-Jabbaar could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the Facebook threat. Fox 13 reports that Abdul-Jabbaar also allegedly threatened other officers and even attempted to use Facebook to buy a gun.
Watch what you when you cursing down the information highway.
Source: Fox 13