Originally posted by Unity_99
She didn't say she would assassinate him, she said, "maybe he will get assassinated", which Im sure many many people say. Maybe he'll slip on a
banana peel tomorrow, and maybe the secret service would have placed it there, they certainly were involved in Kennedy. Is saying any of this a
She didn't say 'slip on a banana' she said 'assassinated'. Big difference.
It's a Class-D felony to threaten the life of the President.
She wasn't arrested. She wasn't imprisoned. She wasn't beaten.
She is being investigated by the Secret Service to see if what she said amounts to a legitimate threat. That's what should happen. That's their job.
It doesn't mean she committed a crime. That's what the 'investigation' part is all about.
This is a ludicrous case and she should sue her employers as well, they don't have the right to monitor her opinions or speech.
No need to 'monitor it', she posted it up in public for the entire world and gained national attention. She publicly and potentially insulted every
African-American customer in her area plus potentially threatened the President of the U.S.
As far as court, she may or may not have a case at all.
Does she have a union contract? Work in the State of Montana?
If not, then she certainly can be fired for any reason if the employer feels she has reflected poorly on the business based on her personal behavior
within the community and outside of work or violates other rules she agreed to.
Employment outside of Montana and a union contract is "At-Will"
Meaning you can be fired for personal behavior outside of your job.
Some employers now even have rules about using social media. She can contact the National Labor Relations Board if she feels it is unjust however and
wait for a determination, but ultimately they can fire her. It's legal. Heed my words folks. You have the freedom to speak, they have the freedom to
fire. Don't be ignorant of the laws and the actual power of your own rights.
We have free speech. But what she said is free speech
read this segment of an article published earlier this year on the subject.
Can You Be Fired for What You Post on Facebook?
You might think the First Amendment decides the legal issue here, but it doesn’t. The Constitution protects free speech from government
interference. In the private sector, however, courts have made management discretion the rule. Employees who don’t work for the government and
aren’t in a union can be fired or punished for almost anything they say, wherever they say it. Business groups say companies need the authority to
put the best person in the job and to shuffle as they deem necessary.
Free speech can have consequences.
Just like here on ATS. You can post what you want but if it violates the terms and conditions by which YOU agreed to, you can be censored or banned.
It never amazes me how some people post the craziest and most personal things online and never expect there to be any repercussions whatsoever in
their personal life. As if all of these things float into some vacuum of anonymity.
Using basic common sense should help you avoid these situations.
edit on 12-11-2012 by lee anoma because: (no reason given)