garrywong wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 17:52:
SlimRam wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 16:15:
So, they actually hack into her ex husband's Facebook account, and his old myspace account
WTF? How is that even legal?
She asked the detective again what's the hold up, they said its Facebook. Even though the police department has spoke to them directly, they still haven't taken action against him.
What did they expect? Has the guy been tried? Has he been found guilty by a court and given a restraining order? And why exactly is Facebook obliged to block this guy? It's the local authoritie's responsibility to enforce any restraining orders. If a judge rules that Facebook must block him, fine, but before then why are you expecting Facebook to just jump and dance to the pipe?
Well, I wasn't actually sitting there listening to the conversation and recording it but as it was told to me: during the first interview with the detective over the phone they first ask my friend if they could go into her Facebook account to see what kind of stuff he had been saying towards her, and she said yes so they did. next, they told my friend that she would have to go down to a courthouse and get a restraining order out against him, which she did. After that, I guess the detective went through her facebook and saw the kind of shit that he had been posting for years and the extreme nature of some of it as in, cute things like I'm going to burn your house down, I know where you live, I'm going to buy an AK 47 shoot you. apparently, this was enough for the detective to go to a judge and get a warrant to search his Facebook account and all his online activities leading back to her. ultimately, the detective actually told her that they can, with a warrant, go into their house and take their computer. I say this because the guy is remarried and the biggest problem apparently The detectives are having right now, the way I understand it, is the fact that they can't determine if it was him or his wife doing the stuff on the computer there's honestly no way to prove it? The detective had to trace all the accounts that the ex husband had been using and they all went back to the same ISP and from there they traced it back to his home address. The way I understand it, the first step was going to be to get facebook to shut down his account or block it. Ultimately, the police department was going to have to talk to his ISP server and tell them to stop all Internet access from their home, I guess they can actually do this? I don't know if the ISP has done their part, but from what I understand Facebook has not done their part. That's kind of where it stands right now other than that I don't know.