Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Secret Service Visits 7th Grader Over Facebook Post

Put this one in the ridiculous file.
After Osama bin Laden was killed, 13-year-old Vito LaPinta posted an update to his Facebook status that got the Feds attention.

"I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers," says LaPinta.

A week later, while Vito was in his fourth period class, he was called in to the principal's office.

"A man walked in with a suit and glasses and he said he was part of the Secret Service," LaPinta said. "He told me it was because of a post I made that indicated I was a threat toward the President."
The post wasn't even threatening. They never got the mother's permission. She is outraged. Yes. There is a video.


SE Pepper said...

Sounds like the SS (I'm sorry, but that IS its abbreviation....)
is not choosing its missions wisely-- this will only serve to make it, and its boss, to look like idiotic jack-booted thugs...

Lucius Junius Brutus said...

You cannot possibly blame the president for this. There is no way that the SS gets the go-ahead from this, or any other, president before following up tips. This is obviously the fault of the SS and no one else.