Rodney Bradford made history after using his Facebook status as an alibi for robbery after a court ruled that he couldn’t have been in Brooklyn robbing someone if he was in Manhattan updating his Facebook status. Of course, some moron has already had the privilege of being sent to jail for using Facebook while committing burglary when they logged into Facebook using the victim’s computer and then neglecting to log off. That was a good one… smooth move, Ex-Lax.
Source: The NY Times (a.k.a. We Do Good Journalism, Sometimes)
Of course, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to argue that having a Facebook entry verified as having come from a certain computer does not ensure that it was said person making the entry. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stopped writing an update or a comment while accidentally logged into my wife’s profile because she was still logged in on the computer. It’s pretty hard to prove that someone else in the residence doesn’t have access to his account… especially if it was all a part of the plan. They realize this to be the case, but charges were still dropped. Hey, it’s NYC, there are better things for the court to do, I suppose.