Thursday, September 19, 2013

What if MCSD Lt. "Liked" Prim or Harrison?

What would happen at the McHenry County Sheriff's Department if a Lieutenant or Sergeant (or Deputy) "Liked" Republican challenger for Sheriff, Bill Prim, or Independent candidate Jim Harrison?

There are probably not enough bytes left in cyberspace to write about all the ways that deputy would be ostracized, retaliated against, disciplined, given Poor performance ratings, assigned to the stockyards at midnight (oh, wait; we don't have stockyards in McHenry County), etc. He'd be washing squad cars, not driving them.

Until now...

According to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, such a "Like" on Facebook is legally-protected speech. Imagine that...

Read the article here.

Of course, just because it is legally-protected speech, doesn't mean that any deputy at MCSD is actually going to do it.

Thanks to the reader who called this to my attention! You know who you are. (And that reader is not, and never has been, employed at MCSD.)

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