A 19-year-old East Liberty man had been charged with drug and weapons offenses, along with fleeing and eluding police. According to the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, he reacted by getting together with a friend and posting a rap video on YouTube which included lyrics threatening to kill Pittsburgh police officers and called out two Highland Park officers by name.
One of the problems with today's culture and our ability to constantly stay "plugged in" via our mobile phones, tablets, and other fancy tech devices is that it is often difficult to hide. It is also difficult to communicate the same message that an in person message may convey. That is why it is so important to be careful what you tweet, Facebook, or send in an email.
Some ill-conceived comments by a former airport worker about shooting President Obama led to the man serving 30 days in jail and a ruling that he had to give up his collection of 70 guns. But the court of appeals in the man's home state recently ruled that there was no legal reason to seize the man's collection and that he was not a threat to the president.