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      By ALAN FEUER

      In one of the first rulings of its kind, a Staten Island judge has said that a teenage girl could be charged with violating a restraining order by using MySpace.com to reach out to people she was told not to contact.

      The girl, Melisa Fernino, 16, of West Brighton, Staten Island, was charged with three counts of criminal contempt in September after she was accused of sending a MySpace “friend request” to Sandra Delgrosso and her two daughters on Aug. 23. The order was put in place after Ms. Fernino made several violent threats against Ms. Delgrosso, who had dated her father, and against her two daughters, said a Staten Island official who insisted on anonymity because the case originated in Family Court, where proceedings are private.

      On Wednesday, Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. of Staten Island Criminal Court turned down Ms. Fernino’s request to dismiss the contempt charges, ruling that MySpace was a form of contact just like speaking in person or by telephone and that the order of restraint had barred any sort of contact with the Delgrossos. The judge’s decision was reported on Thursday in The Staten Island Advance.

      “The defendant should not be exculpated because she, instead of contacting her victims directly, used MySpace,” Judge Sciarrino wrote.

      According to the Staten Island district attorney’s office and other prosecutors who specialize in cyber crimes, it was one of the first cases in which a judge in the United States had ruled that a restraining order had been violated by contact made through MySpace, a social networking Web site. According to the News Corporation, which bought the site in 2005, MySpace has more than 70 million members, who can initiate contact with one another by sending “friend requests.” The Delgrossos had MySpace accounts.

      Joseph DeMarco, an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and the former chief of the computer crimes unit at the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, said that as technology advances, judges will have to determine whether various forms of online contact violate restraining orders.

      Mr. DeMarco said that a spectrum could emerge with, say, direct e-mail messages from one person to another being prohibited, but a post to a bulletin board or blog that both people frequent causing less concern.

      He added that a MySpace “friend request” seemed to him more like direct contact by e-mail.

      “This does not seem to me to be pushing the court’s jurisdiction or twisting settled points of law out of shape,” he said.

      Ms. Fernino faces up to a year in prison if convicted on the contempt charges. Her lawyer did not return calls on Thursday seeking comment.

      Judge Sciarrino’s order, which managed to quote both Wikipedia and “Hamlet,” meanwhile served as something of a primer for the technologically challenged.

      “Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried, Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel,” the judge wrote, adding: “But not when an order of protection prohibits someone from communicating with another.”

      “While it is true,” he also wrote, “that the person who receives the ‘friend request’ could simply deny the request to become ‘friends,’ that request was still a contact and ‘no contact’ was allowed by the order of the protection.”

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      We can look forward to more laws like this. As technology (skynet) takes over, person to person contact will greatly diminish, resulting in cyber-stalking, cyber threats and the like Don't ask how I know
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      Quote Originally Posted by Draptomania View Post
      We can look forward to more laws like this. As technology (skynet) takes over, person to person contact will greatly diminish, resulting in cyber-stalking, cyber threats and the like Don't ask how I know
      Greetings Queen Draptomania!

      I won't ask how you know , but you sure know what you are talking about. I am sticking with you, cause you know the real deal. The future will all be tied up in cyber aggrevation. They are making so much laws. You are right, most people will have very limited person to person contact. As we know it cyberspace will be totally different.

      Facebook, myspace and the like is becoming the new catch a parole violator, drug dealer and permanent profilers. All the gangsta's love those sites and the so called police watch them and read their daily business report(the people in the hood daily what I am going to do today report) to know their plans and then go and arrest them.

      They don't know if they are doing illegal stuff they will get caught via those communication meduims. And if the police want to railroad them they will use their own bragging rights against them from those sites. watch and you will see. Facebook, myspace and the likes will be the main form of evidence against people of color in the hood....lol

      Thanks for sharing your comments sis.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jahness View Post
      Greetings Queen Draptomania!

      I won't ask how you know , but you sure know what you are talking about. I am sticking with you, cause you know the real deal. The future will all be tied up in cyber aggrevation. They are making so much laws. You are right, most people will have very limited person to person contact. As we know it cyberspace will be totally different.

      Facebook, myspace and the like is becoming the new catch a parole violator, drug dealer and permanent profilers. All the gangsta's love those sites and the so called police watch them and read their daily business report(the people in the hood daily what I am going to do today report) to know their plans and then go and arrest them.

      They don't know if they are doing illegal stuff they will get caught via those communication meduims. And if the police want to railroad them they will use their own bragging rights against them from those sites. watch and you will see. Facebook, myspace and the likes will be the main for of evidence against people of color in the hood....lol

      Thanks for sharing your comments sis.

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      Eventually they will learn to stop broadcasting all they business.

      Whatever happened to "Don't be putting it out there if you don't want it known?"

      Hell not even phone lines are safe.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mamazen View Post
      Eventually they will learn to stop broadcasting all they business.

      Whatever happened to "Don't be putting it out there if you don't want it known?"

      Hell not even phone lines are safe.
      My granny always said "Don't say nothin you gone be shamed to hear come back to you..." she ain't never lied.

      You right, Queens Jahness and Mamazen, I have to censor myself sometimes, so it don't come back and bite me in the ass. I can't count the number of Myspace pages I have been to that show them smoking reefer and even one with a youtube clip of somebody selling a crackhead crack


      That's just STOOPID...right up there with Mike Vick's "Bad Newz Kennel" like nobody would guess by the name alone that it wasn't a wholesome safe place for your poodle..lemme shutup
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