POLL: Is Facebook Post Supporting Sandy Hook Shooter Free Speech or Too Far?
Joseph Resovsky of Columbia Station is facing charges after posting approval for what Adam Lanza did. What do you think?
Young people like to push the envelope, challenge the status quo.
One may have pushed a little too far.
Joseph Resovsky, 20, of Columbia Station, is facing criminal charges after posting support for Adam Lanza, the shooter in last Friday's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The post went up last Saturday, just a day after the shootings. It read, "I'm so happy somebody shot up all those little (expletive). Viva la School Shootings!!!!"
According to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Resovsky told police he was tired of all the Facebook posts about the tragedy, and wanted to see if he could get comments.
Medina police said it was the equivalent of yelling "fire!" in a crowded theater, telling WKYC that they were "inundated" with phone calls and emails about the post.
Resovsky is being charged with inducing panic. He faces 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. He has apologized, and taken down his Facebook page.
What do you think? Should Joseph Resovsky be charged with a crime, or is this a violation of free speech rights? Take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments.