Friday, June 10, 2011

Police Visit Home of Minor Who May Have Received Weiner Twitters

Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner, FOX new is reporting.

Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived.

It is not clear how the reporter arrived before the police.

Sources close the student said the girl followed Weiner on Twitter after seeing him speak during a school trip to Washington on April 1. Weiner, after signing on to follow the girl's Twitter feed, direct-messaged the girl, reports FOX.


  1. Hmm? I don't know, but if I had Twittered my junk to somebody on my Twitter list, how long would it be before I was charged with some sort of convoluted crime? Hey, as far as I know, any misdemeanor can be pursued just so long as a Congressman is not traveling to/from and/or speaking in the Capitol. This is not to say that I agree with any laws concerning photos sent to others, or that I think that Weiner invaded anybody's property rights in his idiotic behavior, only that it is my opinion that if I were to go to jail for it he should, too.

    I don't agree with many of our laws here in America, but what I think is more despicable is the double-standard between the average citizen and those in the halls of power. But, then again, the whole "halls of power" dynamic should have been my first clue...

  2. Bob -

    I tried to post my blog post (the same one I posted on yours) on Weiner's didn't go through, but it looks like someone else might have been paying attention about the violation of copyright involved.

    I saw a comment on TMZ's post of the latest Weinerama, and it makes my point.

    It was signed, attorney EFF (Electronic Freedom Foundation).

    Don't know if it was for real or a spoof, but hey, told'ya he has a case. Here's my update on my blog:


    "My humble words of advice to Rep. Weiner, the target of a sudden burst of sanctimony from Beltway pundits, may have found fertile ground. At least, so it seems from this comment at TMZ, which has published even more private (note, PRIVATE photos of Weiner):

    TMZ blog comment:

    “I notice with interest that you appear to asserting copyright claims to the photos of Rep. Weiner that appear in this article. Rep. Weiner took these photos of himself, and as the photographer he is the sole copyright holder. I’m relatively certain that he did not sell these photos to you or assign you the rights to publish and distribute them. As you know, making false copyright assertions is illegal, and publishing and distributing photos for commercial purposes for which you do not hold the copyrights or possess authorization from the copyright holder is also illegal.

    Posted at 5:34PM on 12th 2011 by EFF Attorney"

    End of TMZ blog comment

    I sincerely hope that really IS an Electronic Freedom Foundation attorney, and not a spoof. It’s about time some one put an end to this massive invasion of privacy.

  3. Correction: Electronic Frontier - not Freedom - Foundation