Isn't it a sad notion that, at this point, I believe statements from North Korea more than I believe the FBI of the United States? The FBI, a part of the DoJ, is trying to sell something to Congress and the American people. It's a con job that is rather despicable and craven.
There are a few places, such as here on Techdirt, where reasonable conversations about the topic exist. I like to think it is because the typical viewer of Techdirt is just a bit more enlightened, perhaps? But sites like Yahoo News, or most standard news sites, actually, bring in the lowest, most vile people who have no tact or even a shred of common decency. From my casual observations, these people tend to be "conservative" or lean "GOP". Why? I don't know. I could posit theories, but it would only be my unscientific opinion.
I learned long ago to only venture down to the comment sections of news sites for entertainment purposes only. There is absolutely NOTHING of value there otherwise. Nothing. If Yahoo or other sites shut the comments down, there would be no loss to society.
Comment sections on news sites are some of the most vile and disgusting displays of inhumanity on the planet. And that's the ones with moderators! Look at Yahoo! News, or Huffington Post, or Washington Post. Total cesspools. Good riddance to them.
When the defendant is a cop, there should be some special prosecutor to present the evidence to the grand jury. The current system is definitely broken because the police and the prosecutor's office are, essentially, on the same team. It's like investigating yourself and finding no fault.
Bravo to any news site that disables comments or directs them to some other social media like Facebook. Occasionally, I venture down to the comments on sites like Yahoo News and I'm immediately reminded why I usually avoid them. It is bad enough that my local newspaper's website comments are so god-awful I feel like I need a bath after seeing them. Except for sites that operate on the community comments (like Techdirt), just no. No comments. I applaud Reuters and Re/code!
Karma is finally visiting Dunham. It begs credulity that anyone ever thought she was talented or interesting. Her arrogant narcissism and misandry are disgusting enough, but now her admitted depraved abuse of her sister in yet another attention-whore performance is just beyond the pale.
Your "I know you are but what am I" childish retort only confirms to me that you're a immature person who is unwilling to accept the responsibilities of parenthood. You should not have had a child. You are the problem.
Yes, you are responsible for everything your child does while he/she is under your care. That's part of being a parent. If you're not willing to accept that, don't breed.
For the record, you're distorting this case for some reason. These parents in Georgia KNEW of the Facebook profile and yet did nothing for months. Their child had already been prosecuted for the offense. Efforts by the plaintiff to have the profile removed were ignored by the parents, so the only recourse was to sue them to get them to act. These claims that it is too difficult to get a profile deleted off Facebook are specious, at best. I guarantee their child knows how to remove a profile in less than 5 minutes.
Grow up and become a parent and stop abdicating YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
If you're not going to accept responsibility for your underage children, then do the world a favor and don't breed. A vast number of our problems these days are the direct result of lazy parents who want someone else to take their responsibilities. Mike and others here who defend such actions are part of that problem. Disgusting.