Friday, March 13, 2009
Earlier this week, I had pointed to a study on Facebook and its effects on privacy. This situation demonstrates why one should keep opinions and bravado to oneself. However, in this case, it wasn't a matter of no one wanting to know what one thinks. A defendant used an arresting officer's thoughts to get acquitted. There is an issue of commonsense and judgment here that sadly, many people lack. The officer might have been doing his job well but he destroyed his own reputation. When enough people injure themselves with their own words, maybe we will all learn. However, I wouldn't bet on it.