There have been some great stories in the Santa Barbara Independant regarding Myspace pages, their possible uses in court, and the results of defendants using them like complete f*cking morons. These aren't new stories but I wanted to make sure you guys were aware of them.
In a murder trial:
...The second witness was Detective Brown, who took the stand primarily to answer questions about information collected from the MySpace pages of the defendant and others, as well as to testify about the so-called “Whisper Tape.” The defendant’s MySpace page, which was shown on a projector, was filled with pictures of Juarez and his friends making “ES” and “TRS” hand signs, wearing Eastside shirts and Texas Rangers hats (which have a large “T” on them that Brown claimed was worn as a sign of affiliation to the Eastside Traviesos)...
A compilation of different cases:
Yup. There is a reason some of them are clients I suppose. Oh, and if like the prosecutor, my other named me Hilary...I would punch myself in the face every single day.