Maybe watch what you say online, mmm-k?

A couple of articles that are worth some time and some thought that both dig deeper into the facts of some big cases.

First, Ian Parker in The New Yorker explores the facts around the Tyler Clementi suicide at Rutgers. Not unexpectedly, the full story here is a good deal more complicated than what you’ve probably heard already. As Choire Sicha at The Awl notes, “It's hard to come away from today's Tyler Clementi story in the New Yorker and think that his webcam-spying roommate should go to jail for ten or more years. But mostly it will make you want to permanently delete all your IM archives. You really, really do not want the dumb, sarcastic garbage you say to your friends showing up in court.”

And speaking of things that you say online, dig into this article in Esquire about the “Waffle House terrorists”, terrorists who might be more accurately described in a Leslie Knope-penned headline as “a handful of probably harmless retirees living out sad fantasies online that got riled up and snared by a snitch trying to dodge incest charges and an overeager FBI”. This is worth reading for the pictures and captions alone.

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