Saturday, September 26, 2009

Police ready to 'take on' commenters, chief says

Police ready to 'take on' commenters, chief says: "He said investigators might seek search warrants or subpoenas from judges to learn the identities of the authors — he thinks some could be department employees — and possibly sue them for libel or file charges if investigators think a crime was committed."
This could get a little dicey. There is this inconvenient legal provision known as the First Amendment, and it gives people quite a lot of latitude, especially where criticism of public officials is involved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The complaint of the police that the "commenters" are falsely identifying themselves to be police or other government officials.