Friday, January 15, 2010

Twitter Argument Escalates to Murder

Twitter does not appear to be the cause, just the medium the two used to argue before violence broke out. There are things worth dieing and if necessary killing for; freedom, justice ... an insulting tweet is not one of them.

http://mashable.com/2010/01/10/twitter-murder

"A Twitter argument allegedly resulted in murder last month, and New York police may subpoena Tweets as evidence in the case, according to a newspaper report.

Jameg Blake, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Kwame Dancy (pictured), also 22, with a shotgun blast to the neck. He pleaded not guilty this Wednesday.

The Harlem murder case, which allegedly took place in an apartment building on W. 132nd St. on December 1, may turn out to be the first in which Tweets are used as evidence in a murder trial.
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Hours before the shooting, Dancy may have taunted Blake with a tweet: “N—–s is lookin for u don’t think I won’t give up ya address for a price betta chill asap!” … Blake’s Twitter account is also full of online disses, though only one tweet mentions Dancy by name: “R.I.P. Kwame” on Dec.3.
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