Council officially OKs firing of officer

Council officially OKs firing of officer

There are 3 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Feb 23, 2007, titled Council officially OKs firing of officer. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

The Urban County Council yesterday officially approved the firing of a Lexington police officer because of controversial postings on his MySpace Web page and misconduct related to the arrest of country singer ...

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Whatever

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Mar 20, 2007
As far as I know, the great United States of America still values freedom of speech. Maybe all you people making uninformed comments about this should look into that. Writing something on the internet is not a crime. These guys can say whatever they want. You people need to read a book or something.
Clark Kent

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Mar 21, 2007
Slander and libel are crimes, internet or not.

The Air Force fired a sergeant for posing nude in Playboy. Had nothing to do with her performance.
sorry

Versailles, KY

#3 Mar 21, 2007
Whatever wrote:
As far as I know, the great United States of America still values freedom of speech. Maybe all you people making uninformed comments about this should look into that. Writing something on the internet is not a crime. These guys can say whatever they want. You people need to read a book or something.
Yes, they can say whatever they want as private citizens. But they can't say whatever they want as officers of the police department. The department can and should regulate what an officer says when representing themselves as agents of the department. That's what got this idiot in trouble. So don't try to make it a freedom of speech issue.

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