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Animal Activist Jailed for Accepting Facebook Friend Request

Offbeat  (tags: animals, activists, Facebook, arrest )

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Mike Roselle and Rod Coronado have known each other for awhile, but it was their Facebook friendship that landed Coronado back in jail


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Past Member (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 1:30 pm
Yeah. . . this is the problem with going public. I don't do Facebook or MySpace or any other networking site. Everybody is watching everybody and I never liked Big Brother to begin with.

Kristen Campbell (82)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 2:10 pm
Noted thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 3:01 pm
Noted/thanks Cher--very interesting

Cindy C (125)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 3:06 pm
oh blimey days

gail dair (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 3:40 pm
Noted ty

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 3:49 pm
Noted thanks Cher.

Esther W (10)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 6:17 pm
Noted--I'm glad I deleted my facebook account some time ago.

Susan S (187)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 8:45 pm
Noted - thanks.

Michela M (3964)
Friday September 3, 2010, 7:25 am
Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Anne P (174)
Friday September 3, 2010, 8:37 am
Yet another reason to delete your Facebook account. This makes me very angry as Rod Coronado has served his time!

Terry B (649)
Friday September 3, 2010, 11:05 am
Facebook is only for those with self esteem (of which there seems to be a goodly number).

BTW the beef was for a parole violation, and that overrides any "constitutional right" -- for instance, felons have NO second amendment rights and are frequently re-busted for carrying a firearm that would be perfectly legal for the rest of us.

New charge for this guy: felony stupidity.

Terry B (649)
Friday September 3, 2010, 11:07 am
with LOW self esteem --- sorry about the typos, need an appoinment at Lenscrafters.

. (0)
Friday September 3, 2010, 11:22 am
You're right, Terry. The issue was that the terms of his parole (as they so often do) specified that he couldn't associate with certain types of people. And he made a big error in judgment in linking with someone he knew would fall under that category.

Katie R. (7)
Friday September 3, 2010, 1:50 pm
Face apparently gives out personal information, as well.

Paula L (78)
Friday September 3, 2010, 2:33 pm
$^#&@%@*#( f-ing F&^^&*(((@ ugh arrgghhhhhhhhhhhhh! I can express my anger over this without profanity. sorry.
noted, thanks

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday September 3, 2010, 4:41 pm
here's what i wrote:
even outside of facebook, how can we expect people to know the backgrounds of the people they talk to. and if we're talking about a small community riddled with crime, how can an ex-con stay away from his neighbors and family. worst of all, the money and prison space it takes to house a non-threat could be used to test a rape kit and hunt down a real predator.

and terry, you must be ignorant to the fact that many on care2 use facebook to network animals.

Kathy C (354)
Friday September 3, 2010, 11:00 pm
I'm with Catherine, it's pure bullsh-t.
No wonder the drug lords and gangs & terrorists are winning. The authorities are too busy watching FB

. (0)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 4:26 am
From what the article says, Catherine, Coronado did know the person in question long before he accepted his friends request on Facebook. So this wasn't some anonymous person whose background he was unaware of. Obviously I can't be held responsible for all the people I've friended here on Care2 since I have no way of knowing who they really are. But if an old friend joins and friends me, I do know their history.

Catherine Turley (192)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 11:02 am
i get that, but i still question how much coronado knew about his friend. maybe he thought the crime was so old, it was irrelevant or it had been expunged. or that his crime was a misdemeanor and not a felony, and somehow that would make a difference. my point is that telling criminals to have no contact with any other criminals is asking too much. we don't know what coronado knew. i will concede that he wasn't being careful. if it were me, i would have limited my friend list to my mama. but, being careless about who you talk to shouldn't result in jail time.
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