Grand Jury Convened Over Facebook Poking Arrest

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Should the Facebook poker go to the pokey for poking the pokee?
In case you hadn’t heard of the Facebook poking arrest that happened last month, Shannon D. Jackson was arrested for ‘poking’ Dana Hannah on Facebook – meaning that Jackson used the Facebook “poke” function to “poke” Hannah which, while perhaps rude, childish, and annoying, doesn’t usually rise to the level of an arrestable offense. However in this case, it is alleged that the poke violated the terms of a protection order (think “restraining order”) which Hannah had in place against Jackson. Now the whole thing has been referred to a grand jury.

Both Jackson and Hannah live in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and while it is unclear why, exactly, Hannah has the protection order against Jackson, the word on the street is that it was to stop Jackson from harrassing Hannah. What is clear is that the order prohibits Jackson from “telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with” Hannah (that is verbatim from the order) and the Facebook poking amounted to Jackson’s contacting or otherwise communicating with Hannah.

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Grand Jury Convened Over Facebook Poking Arrest

Facebook Poker Shannon Jackson
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Facebook Pokee Dana Hannah
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Now a Sumner county grand jury gets to decide whether the poker should go to the pokey for poking the pokee. Jackson stands to spend up to a year in prison, as well as facing a fine of up to $2500, if she is found guilty of violating the protection order.

 

  
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Grand Jury Convened Over Facebook Poking Arrest

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