Another Good Reason To Watch What You Put On Facebook
An Ohio man has learned the hard way that what you post on Facebook gets seen by more people than you think. And it can have serious consequences.
I am sometimes surprised at the amount of people who haven't learned that what you post on your Facebook page can get you into trouble. It's just a fact of life these days that employers and beyond will look at your Facebook page...and judge you by what you post.
And yet 22-year-old Ryan Fye decided his first move after getting early release from prison was to post about it on his Facebook page.
Fye was sentence last May to three years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in connection with a 2013 car crash that killed another man. But on December 9th, he was granted early release.
So Fye decided to post about his experience writing,
Prison didnt break me. It MADE me. Im free. Im a new man. Don't come at like before. Yes im skinny and muscular now, 7 months of working out everyday. Love my real friends an fam. Shout outs to my fam behind bars. Ill see ya when you're time is near! Miss you brothers!"
The post was accompanied with a photo of Fye...raising his two middle fingers to the camera.
No big surprise, the post was then seen by relatives of the car accident victim and they spoke with the court about their outrage over Fye's apparent lack of remorse. Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle then concluded the post violated sanctions imposed on Fye as part of his early release and ordered him back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.
Even Fye's defense attorney told the local news the post "wasn't a good idea" but he doesn't feel it was a violation of probation. Fye has another court date this month to see if his re-imprisonment will stick.
So do you think he should have been punished for his post?