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  • #16
    Originally posted by dla4079 View Post
    Facebook and MySpace are ok, but too many wierdos on there...lol. There are only two "social networks" I am a part of:

    PoliceLink

    -and-

    The Correctional Officer Network
    There are weirdos on there as well.
    ATTN. SPECOPS AND GECKO45 my secret username is CIDDECEP and I am your S2. My authorization code is Six Wun Quebec Oscar Fife. Your presence here is tactically dangerous and compromises our overall mission parameter. Cease and desist all activity on this board. Our “enemies” are deft at computer hacking and may trace you back to our primary locale. You have forced me to compromise my situation to protect your vulnerable flank. This issue will be addressed later.

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    • #17
      MySpace is an open network, so everyone can see everyone else's information. MySpace also seems to attract a dumber element, and so there is more useful information there.

      On a personal level, I hate MySpace with a passion. Someone once asked me why I don't have a MySpace account. I find myself talking to that person less and less.
      The CCTV Blog.

      "Expert" is something like "leader". It's not a title that you can ever claim for yourself no matter what you might know or might have done. It's a title that others bestow on you based on their assessment of what you know and what you have done.

      -SecTrainer

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      • #18
        See I think its stupid, the employers would do that. what business of it is there what you do with your friends on your off time. So what if you have pictures of you passed out and someone staking beers cups on you...

        At least they know your a fun person...
        -TACTICAL

        “No sacrifice, no victory”- Sir Winston Churchill

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        • #19
          Originally posted by TACTICAL 785 View Post
          See I think its stupid, the employers would do that. what business of it is there what you do with your friends on your off time. So what if you have pictures of you passed out and someone staking beers cups on you...

          At least they know your a fun person...
          Depends on who you work for. Don't know how this works for private workers, but for public workers those social sites can be bad news. This was sent to everyone in my Department by the Chief.
          ------------------

          http://www.lyongorsky.com/articles/art-apr2008.html

          Articles

          By Chris Livingston
          Reprinted from “The Shield,” the official publication
          of the Dallas Police Association
          April 2008

          FREE SPEECH, FACEBOOK, MYSPACE AND MY POLICE JOB

          People will post just about anything on Facebook and MySpace. One of my favorites is this quote: “Don’t like the police…call a crack head the next time you need help!” One Texan posted this: “I’m not an alcoholic, I’m a drunkaholic.” Unfortunately for this Texas, he was involved in an injury accident and charged with DUI. The prosecutor’s job was all too easy once the jury saw the “drunkaholic” statement from his MySpace page. Yes, attorneys and employers are checking your page. And not just for articles like this one.

          On February 28, 2008, Brady Lewis, a police dispatcher in Anderson, Indiana was placed on administrative leave because “profanity, racially charged words and language that might be offensive to woman” was found on his MySpace page. Lewis was also a reserve police officer in a neighboring town. He was immediately asked to turn in his badge. None of his comments directly involved his position as a police dispatcher or reserve officer, but both departments found his conduct “unbecoming.” Lewis claimed that he only meant the page for friends and had marked his profile as private. Furthermore, he asserted a First Amendment right to post humor on his page. Lewis’ appeals fell on deaf ears. The Chief of Police succinctly stated, “I was shocked a little bit [upon viewing the page]. It’s not my kind of humor.”

          Police officers need to be aware of the fine line between protected speech and a statement that will send you to Internal Affairs; even an internet statement on MySpace or Facebook.

          In Garcetti v. Ceballos, 126 S. Ct. 1951 (2006), the United States Supreme Court held that “when public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, the employees are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes, and the Constitution does not insulate their communications from employer discipline.” Under Garcetti, police officers’ complaints about working conditions or a supervisor is not protected speech. In fact, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld disciplinary action against a University of Texas employee because the “speech” the employee engaged in was nothing more than “a personal grievance about his wages.” These statements should not be made to the media and are best left off you’re my Space page – even if the page is marked private.

          A famous Supreme Court Justice once stated that a police officer “may have a constitutional right to talk politics, but he has no constitutional right to be a policeman.” McAuliffe v. Mayor of New Bedford, 29 N.E. 517, 517 (Mass. 1892). Remember you have no constitutional right to be a police officer. When you post on the internet be yourself, but avoid obvious negatives. Do not post that Sergeant Blockhead and Mayor Gumby are idiots. Do not post that you hate your department or that you hate the citizen Kane. Also avoid posting sleazy or drunken photos; especially ones where anyone is even partly in uniform – your partner will thank you later. It may help to ask yourself whether you would want your mother, priest, pastor, son or daughter to see your site. You may not even want to admit homosexuality or extreme political or religious views. Instead, use your MySpace or Facebook page affirmatively to build visibility and credibility as an expert in police work or your hobby. Also consider joining more “serious” networking sites to help you in future job searches.

          Remember your MySpace or Facebook page might be used against you.

          __________________________________________________ ____________

          Chris Livingston is an attorney with Lyon, Gorsky, Haring & Gilbert, L.L.P., 3131 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75204; 888/711-2583, website: LyonGorsky.com email Chris at [email protected].
          ~Black Caesar~
          Corbier's Commandos

          " "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." ~Margaret Thatcher

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          • #20
            Originally posted by davis002 View Post
            How do you use it as an investigative resource? I can see someone using it to stalk that cute bartender that goes to the local college, but any real investigative purpose???, I don't see it. I'm a licensed private investigator, so feel free to cue me in on the secret

            Our bartender where the wife and I socialize is in his mid-fifties, could lose about 30 pounds, dumpy looking, going bald, and smokes cigars. He aint cute
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            • #21
              I put nothing online that I wouldn't want to come out in a court of law. It's like the old saying, never write anything in a letter that you wouldn't want to see printed on the front page of the newspaper.

              On the other hand, I'm both abrasive and congenitally honest (though I escape a punch in the mouth because I'm often funny). So, here's some quotes for the prosecution:

              Many of my customers are dumb.

              A small but disturbing minority of my customers are perverts.

              I hate people who drive a Prius.

              I think hippies should be smacked repeatedly with a rolled up newspaper.

              Global warming... I'm against it. Except during the winter.

              I like trans fats. Sometimes, I order a hamburger with fries and a Coke, and I ask for a little cup of trans fats on the side. I suck it up with a straw. Yummy.

              I think we could legalize some of the weaker narcotics.

              The punishment for an athlete caught using performance enhancing drugs? Immidiate reassignment to a balet troupe. They can return to the game after one season of preformances.

              I like to drink alcohol sometimes.

              I no longer smoke, but people who try to ban smoking need a swift kick in the nuts.

              Everfocus sucks.

              Bosch sucks.

              Sony sucks.

              On occasion, my language can get a little "blue". And by "on occasion" I mean "often" and by "blue" I mean "like a sailor with Tourrete's syndrome".

              Some- hell, most Democrats are cool, but overall, liberals suck.

              Also, most of the Angry Left regularly provide aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war and should be hung by the neck until dead. This country would be a better place.

              Homosexuality is a sin... but so is working on the Sabbath. The government should never be in the business of legislating morality.

              Red Sox suck.

              Freedom of speech is awesome. Even when morons exercise it.

              We should bring back capital punishment. And flogging. I draw the line at tars and feathers, though.

              Soccer sucks.

              I am not a racist or a bigot. I hate all morons equally. If you can do your job, I don't much care what you look like.

              There, now I'll never get elected President.
              The CCTV Blog.

              "Expert" is something like "leader". It's not a title that you can ever claim for yourself no matter what you might know or might have done. It's a title that others bestow on you based on their assessment of what you know and what you have done.

              -SecTrainer

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              • #22
                You are in a position of authority. You can, and will, be attacked before clients, corporations, courts of civil law, and even courts of criminal law based on your character or lack of.

                You go and shoot someone in lawful self-defense. Next thing you know, the state is pulling up myspace photos of you with enough firepower to destroy the Earth and nice little comments about how you want to shoot people.

                Obviously, this is an attack on character to prove that you were gunning to kill.

                It gets worse.

                A client is shown photos of you being a complete failure at life by the "nice family you're tormenting." Your character is in question now.

                Even worse is when the client or company is shown photos of you engaging in unsafe or unlawful activities. Guess what? You're a liability.

                If nothing else, you are stupid enough to post things for the entire world to see without thought. What else, btw, will you post?
                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
                  And yeah, I might have some experience being on the wrong end of an investigation regarding photos which appeared on facebook ... imagine that.
                  Oh mjw I forgot to tell you . Chris Hansen from Dateline called and wanted me to ask you if you would give him a call regarding the above. Thanks
                  THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
                  THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
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                  • #24
                    I agree social networking sites can be a great way to find out info on people. I usually do a search on prospective new hires.

                    On a side note, I'm not sure about elsewhere in the country, but the local PDs around here ask for your login info when you're in background for an LEO job. They even have the website administrators bring up archives of anything you recently deleted, just to make sure you didn't "clean house" once you went into background.

                    I don't know, I guess it's a nice way to keep in touch with old friends, but again, there are A LOT of wierdos on there...
                    "Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" -Matthew 5:9

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by davis002 View Post
                      How do you use it as an investigative resource? I can see someone using it to stalk that cute bartender that goes to the local college, but any real investigative purpose???, I don't see it. I'm a licensed private investigator, so feel free to cue me in on the secret
                      Where are you licensed as a private investigator?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by TACTICAL 785 View Post
                        See I think its stupid, the employers would do that. what business of it is there what you do with your friends on your off time. So what if you have pictures of you passed out and someone staking beers cups on you...

                        At least they know your a fun person...
                        You are joking right???? The employer has the right to hire who they wish. If you have comments that you hate this certain race.You are listed as homosexual.You have pics of your self drinking with friends and minors. You have pics of you and your 4 foot marijuanna plants. You think the employer shouldn't use all available resources to make sure you are a proper fit????

                        A lady here posted on craigslist that she was an employer. And that if they search your email through myspace and discover you are are homo, racist, with a drug problem,u won't get the job lol.
                        THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE/BLOG ARE MINE ALONE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF MY EMPLOYER.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by gixxer32404
                          Myspace seems to be more informative.
                          I am on Myspace. I only have one friend that is on facebook, the rest are on myspace. I don't know if that makes me a loser with few friends or what...
                          Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                            MySpace is an open network, so everyone can see everyone else's information. MySpace also seems to attract a dumber element, and so there is more useful information there.

                            On a personal level, I hate MySpace with a passion. Someone once asked me why I don't have a MySpace account. I find myself talking to that person less and less.
                            1. My page is set to private, so there is some level of privacy.

                            2. I resemble that remark...

                            3. I have come across a lot of old friends on Myspace.
                            Apparently a HUGE cop wannabe...

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                            • #29
                              Myspace can be just as private as Facebook. I have found the Facebook is more for the college aged and older crowd. Heck, I have run across a lot of people that I work with on Facebook that are in their 40's, 50's, and even a couple in their 60's. A lot of the professional folks at my work have Facebook pages, including a Senior Vice President in his early 60's.

                              I would say that Myspace is more for the teeny bopper crowd up to colleged aged. Of course, there are some older people on Myspace too.

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                              • #30
                                I have a facebook its a ok site more people on there then myspace though

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