June 14th, 2011

Hardly surprising these days

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Three or four of the jobs I had to dish out today included the phrase ‘threatened on Facebook’. I’ve posted many times about how much police work these days involves the misuse of social networking.

Today we see another use for Facebook. One has to wonder what on earth the juror in question thought she was doing firing up a conversation with someone involved in a trial for which she was expected to deliver a verdict. Then again, given that the juror service has to take what it can get from all the people who manage to find excuses not to serve, I guess it’s not a real surprise.

At the end of the day, if the trial collapses, the only thing people will remember will be that the police dealt with the job and failed to get a  conviction.

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