University pleads guilty in Facebook threat to Obama
A student at the University of Miami pleaded guilty to posting on Facebook a death threat against the President of the United States, Barack Obama while he was visiting this establishment. The young man could risk up to 5 years in prison for having published it in half as massive as the Social Network founded by Zuckerberg .
It turns out that Joaquin Amador Serrapio, 20, came post to Facebook “who wants to help me kill Obummer while at UM – University of miami – this week,” it off before he had written “If someone’s going to UM today to see Obama get out your phone and record. Because any time I’m going to shoot in the head and not want to miss that! YouTube “.
Entries may have been in jest perhaps for himself and his environment, but not for the police in the U.S. and less for the court which found him guilty of threatening the country’s highest authority, in the first instance sentenced him to 5 years jail. But his lawyers believe they can cut off in a couple of years younger.
The threat is considered serious, since it was published in the largest social networks, where everything that is said is likely to have legal consequences for the potential degree of diffusion that carry these media a few years ago were not as important and also had fewer users.
Moreover, in addition to the managed care Serrapio with the publication of these messages, Obama’s visit did not extend beyond their tour of the University of Miami and the very stir which in itself causes the visit of a president.
Surely we must think twice before publishing something in Social Networks against a character as important as the president of a country … if you do not want to take you prisoner by the pure.
Link: Florida student pleads guilty to posting Facebook Threat Against Barack Obama (The Guardian)Tags: Barack Obama, comment, Facebook, Joaquin Amador Serrapio, Miami, Obama, posting, publication, Social Network, Social Networks, threat, University of miami