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Anti-Immigrant Group Cancels Protest, Claims Drug Cartels Threatened To Make It ‘A Blood Bath’

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By: Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

An anti-immigration protest group threatening to “shut down all ports of entry” in four southern border states backed out of plans to do so mere hours before the event was scheduled to take place Saturday morning. Lead organizer Stasyi Barth claimed that the protest was cancelled because a cartel was “threatening a blood bath” at the border. Read the rest of this entry »

Free weed to military veterans: Colorado event draws 700, and some grumbling

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By: Tom Boggioni

Colorado businesses joined together over the weekend to distribute free medical marijuana and pot-infused products to military veterans, reports CBS Denver.

Organized by Operation Grow4Vets, the giveaway distributed nearly $60,000 in cannabis products to the veterans at an event that was open to the public.

According to Grow4Vets Facebook page, more than 700 people showed up. Read the rest of this entry »

Black actress arrested kissing white husband after police think she’s a prostitute

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African-American actress Daniele Watts has spoken about being handcuffed and held in the back of a police car after officers thought she was a prostitute.

Her crime? Seen kissing her husband, Brian James Lucas… in PUBLIC!

According to accounts on Facebook by Watts and Lucas, two police officers from Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles approached them and asked Watts for ID.

When she refused, Watts was cuffed and put in the back of their police car while they checked her ID. Watts was released shortly afterwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Exclusive: Man Jailed for Posting Lyrics to Facebook Says ‘It’s Pretty Worrisome’

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By: Harley Brown

James Evans didn’t think twice about posting song lyrics to his Facebook wall on Aug. 24, as he often does while listening to music. This time, however, the verse he chose — “Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate / Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate” from the metal band Exodus‘ song “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” — caught the attention of a fellow Central City, Ky. resident, who alerted local school officials. Two days later, Evans was arrested. Read the rest of this entry »

Elderly woman killed by driver checking Facebook on her phone at 85 mph

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By: Travis Getty

Police say a 20-year-old North Dakota woman was surfing Facebook on her phone when she crashed into an SUV at 85 mph, killing an 89-year-old great-grandmother.

Abby Sletten was charged with negligent homicide in the death of Phyllis Gordon, of Ada, Minnesota, reported the Star Tribune.

State police said Sletten crashed into the rear end of an SUV driven by Gordon’s granddaughter May 27 between Fargo and Grand Forks. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. upholds employees’ right to kvetch on Facebook

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By: Melvin Backman

Disgruntled workers of America, it may be getting safer to kvetch about your job on Facebook.

According to a National Labor Relations Board ruling made public in August, the Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, of Watertown, Connecticut, has until Friday to re-hire employees fired in 2011 over a negative Facebook post and for clicking the “like” button.

The NLRB said in a 3-2 ruling that Triple Play shouldn’t have fired the workers because they were simply acting collectively to discuss a workplace issue, which is protected under the National Labor Relations Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Katherine Heigl Ends Lawsuit Over Duane Reade Tweet (Exclusive)

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The actress sued when the drug chain showed

her carrying a shopping bag.

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Two prosecutors disciplined for criticizing jurors on Facebook

By: Victor Li

Two Minnesota prosecutors are in hot water after posting derogatory messages about jurors on Facebook.

According to the Brainerd Dispatch and KFGO-790 in Fargo, North Dakota, the two prosecuting attorneys for the Clay County Attorney’s Office have been disciplined. KFGO-790 reports that the remarks were made in reference to a jury that had recently acquitted a defendant accused of sexual misconduct. Prosecutor Pam Harris had posted on her Facebook page that she was “spending her week with 12 idiots,” prompting prosecutor Jenny Samarzja to post: “A shining moment for Clay County! Wake up people!” (Harris also made reference to Helen Gamble, the prosecutor played by Lara Flynn Boyle on ABC’s The Practice—presumably for the episode in which she goes off on jurors after an acquittal and calls them “too stupid to get out of jury duty.”) Read the rest of this entry »

Die in this state and your heirs get your online accounts

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By: Blake Ellis

When people die, it often means the end of their online identity as well.

But this month, Delaware became the first state to pass a broad law giving heirs the right to access online accounts and digital assets of someone who has passed away.

Under the new law, which went into effect last week, the executor of the estate has access to their “digital assets such as email, cloud storage, social media accounts, health records, content licenses, databases and more,” according to a statement from the Delaware House Democrats. Read the rest of this entry »

European Facebook Class Action Suit Attracts 60K Users As It Passes First Court Hurdle

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By: Ingrid Lunden

Some developments around the class action suit filed against Facebook in Europeearlier this month over alleged privacy violations: the Austria-based Europe vs Facebook group organising the suit says that the Vienna Regional Court, where the suit was filed, has reviewed the case and has now given Facebook Ireland four weeks to respond. Ireland is the HQ for Facebook’s international operations, which cover over 80% of its users,

The news comes as some 60,000 people have now signed up to the suit, 25,000 of which have assigned their claims to join the class action, and 35,000 of which have registered to assign their claims when and if the suit widens to cover more users. Read the rest of this entry »

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