Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Has Bieber Fever become the Plague?

Twitter is taking over the world, I mean, even for this class we are required to check it regularly. I know that I myself, use twitter for posting frivolous things, most of the time complaining about being tired or some other meaningless issue. But when did twitter become a reason for arrest? Scott "Scooter" Braun, the manager of Justin Bieber was arrested a few weeks ago for, strangely enough, NOT TWEETING?!

The arrest was based off of a November mall appearance on Long Island. Apparently, the crowd of young girls got a little too rowdy for police to handle and Braun was asked to tweet to calm them down and that the event was being cancelled. Bieber, due to safety issues never even stepped foot out of the car. Prosecutors are now arguing that Braun took too long to tweet and he is now being charged with reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance.

Braun is pleading not guilty, but if convicted could face up to a year of jail time.

Personally, I think the entire thing is ridiculous. Charging someone with reckless endangerment for not tweeting? What is next?

Sources: http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/01/justin.bieber.fever/

-Samantha Corrie Schulman

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