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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

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An anonymous reader tips news of an incident in a Pennsylvania high school in which a student, Christian Stanfield, was being bullied on a regular basis. He used a tablet to make an audio recording of the bullies for the purpose of showing his mother how bad it was. She was shocked, and she called school officials to tell them what was going on. The officials brought in a police lieutenant — but not to deal with the bullies. Instead, the officer interrogated Stanfield and made him delete the recording. The officer then threatened to charge him with felony wiretapping. The charges were later reduced to disorderly conduct, and Stanfield was forced to testify before a magistrate, who found him guilty. Stanfield's mother said, "Christian's willingness to advocate in a non-violent manner should be championed as a turning point. If Mr. Milburn and the South Fayette school district really want to do the right thing, they would recognized that their zero-tolerance policies and overemphasis on academics and athletics have practically eliminated social and emotional functioning from school culture."

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dthg
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Great way to blame the victim
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JayM
2 days ago
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Wow. If he was one party to the bullying, I am not sure how he is guilty of wiretapping unless he was not on the receiving end himself.
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BeagleBone Black doubles flash, embraces Debian

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BeagleBoard.org announced a slightly pricier Rev C version of the BeagleBone Black that doubles eMMC flash and switches from Angstrom to Debian Linux. To celebrate the first birthday of the BeagleBone Black, BeagleBoard.org is shipping a new version of the open source hacker SBC called the Rev C. An update on the BeagleBone Black Wiki […]
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dthg
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Element14 had been selling BeagleBone Black's at cost which is part of the reason they haven't been able to make enough boards to satisfy the demand for them so the price increase is definitely justifiable
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Survey finds companies want a kinder, gentler, more engaged IT department

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While it seems clear enough that that the role of IT is changing, it's always nice to have some actual data to back that up, and a new survey by Avanade found that expectations about IT really are changing and that's having a huge impact on IT 's role inside organizations.
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dthg
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They pay your IT people more (at last a living wage) and make sure they aren't incredibly under staffed and over worked
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SteamOS affected by Heartbleed bug, Valve yet to update the OS

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“The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library."

The post SteamOS affected by Heartbleed bug, Valve yet to update the OS appeared first on Muktware.

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dthg
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Everyone who's running SteamOS on there server better stop now and not just because of HeartBleed but also because it's meant to be used on a desktop to play games
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America Isn’t Ready for Colbert to Replace Letterman

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First of all, congratulations to Colbert. Second of all, this is not gonna go well.






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dthg
8 days ago
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I was hoping they'd sign Conan O'Brien
GoddessOfCarbs
7 days ago
That would have been a good choice. We NEED the Colbert Report on the air.
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Google Glass available to anyone (in the US) on April 15th

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Expecting a $1500 tax refund, and looking for a way to spend it all in one go? The company will let just about anyone in the United States join the Google Glass Explorer program for a limited time starting at 9:00 AM Eastern on April 15th. Up until now, if you’ve wanted to get your […]

Google Glass available to anyone (in the US) on April 15th only is a post from: Liliputing

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dthg
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They should have made it available on April 1
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