Skip to comments.Woman Barred From Ranting About Family on Facebook
Posted on 05/18/2014 5:01:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Hate it when people rant on Facebook? Well, one New Jersey mom has actually been banned from doing just that.
A judge has ordered one unidentified woman not to go on Facebook to rant about her children or ex-husband. This comes after the woman attempted to kidnap her two kids and take them to Canada. (Via The Star-Ledger)
The case goes back to 2011. The social media restrictions were placed on her as a condition of her probation after her ex-husband's family and local officials found her posts disturbing. According to New Jersey's The Daily Journal, those posts involved her ex-husband, their kids and the "Book of Revelation in the Bible, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Satan and Adolf Hitler."
The woman has since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but she reportedly kept posting about her ex-husband and children. The Daily Digest says she obeyed the ruling for a year, but then started using the codeword camelot to talk about her ex-husband and children. The judge ruled this a violation of her probation.
But, if you're wondering, whether this violates a right to free speech, the answer is no at least according to a recent appeals court decision.
The two-judge appeals panel decided the order was specific enough and didn't ban her from writing about other thing on Facebook. MyCentralJersey.com writes, "The court said that the special condition was imposed with the purpose of advancing her rehabilitation, 'namely, to deter her from engaging in behavior that is harmful to her victims and to lead a law-abiding life.'"
The woman is not allowed to have contact with her husband or children on or off Facebook.
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Personally, I don't think I want to know more. It is TRULY a family in trouble.
All I can do is pray for them.
They should let her post away. Forewarned is forearmed
FB = An Eighth-Commandment-free cesspool of codependent narcissists and voyeurs.
Facebook is not a form of direct contact, it’s not even as indirect as a phone call you ignore.
The judge should be able to restrict various forms of direct contact, but not the deranged persons “free speech” Internet posts on Facebook, which ex-husband and children can ignore. They can even “unfriend” her so nothing of hers reaches their FB timeline.
You are right of course.
Eventually she will do herself in and NO one but other nut cases will give her the time of day.
Poor soul. She is doomed.
That is true. I really think the ex and children would be better off ignoring her on Facebook. Very easy to do.
I so agree there has to be more....
“”Book of Revelation in the Bible, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Satan and Adolf Hitler.” somehow that just has the makings of a joke in a bar or is it just me?
The kind of humor you are talking about is intellectual.
OF COURSE this will be bar babble and joking. People can make jokes about dead babies.
Humor is a human reaction and people often make jokes when they are uncomfortable or nervous. They DON'T make jokes when they are angry.
The 8th Commandment: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
My large family of cousins and their children all keep up with each other on facebook. None of us are codependent narcissists or voyeurs. Some of us just live a lot of miles apart. How is this bearing false witness?
Typical of judges to want to cover up something. This is so blatantly anti free speech.
I cannot believe you would side with a woman who is seeking to damage her children.
Translation from Prog-Speak: "Hate it when Constitutionalists and other religious people rant on Facebook? Get your local judge or other State-Approved Bully to ban it! If this New Joisey judge can ban a mom, then we can muzzle the wingers and baggers!"
I am not wrong.
People who are mentally ill rant about all sorts of things.
I agree with the decision here. Why should anyone have to live their lives being sullied and smeared by a nutjob? It does take a toll, and whether or not the target reads it doesn’t mean other people don’t.
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