Florida Middle Schooler Charged With Cyber-Crime

In Tampa Florida, what began as an innocent prank has mutated into Felony accusations of Computer Crime.  Florida eighth-grader Domanik Green was arrested on felony charges for logging onto his teachers computer and changing the background image of her desktop to two men kissing.  Green reportedly said he did so “to annoy him.”

Thats when things spiraled out of control.  Detention?  Suspension?  Try Felony charges for  unauthorized access of a computer, computer system, or computer network. Green was arrested bycybercrime sheriff’s deputies, processed, and released from a juvenile detention facility. Almost as an afterthought, Green was also suspended from school for 10 days and could face five years in jail and $5,000 in fines.

Hacker in the making?

Green had previously received a three-day suspension for accessing the system inappropriately. He simply guessed the password.  Not exactly a code-breaker, the password was the teacher’s last name. He said he discovered it by watching the teacher type it in.

Green only used this teacher’s computer because another he logged into had no camera.

A spokeswoman claimed the school district is in the process of changing the network password.  Apparently there was other sensitive information on the computer, like exam answers–although there is no evidence that Green accessed that information.

Hacking Away

No doubt, given his age and clean record, he will be offered some sort of probation or intervention program, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco has stated that “it should serve as a warning to other students.”


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Florida Judge Challenges Attorney to Brawl

“Go out back and I’ll just beat your ass.” These were the words of Judge John C. Murphy in Brevard County Florida, who was displeased with Assistant Public Defender Andrew Weinstock for zealously representing his client. 

“If I had a rock I would throw it at you right now…SIT DOWN!”  Another gem that was hurled by the Judge at Weinstock after he told the judge to set it for a trial, he would not be waiving anything.  Weinstock did not back down and told the Judge he had a right to be there and represent his client.  Once the Judge challenged Weinstock to a fight they both stormed out of the court and you can hear someone outside the court (I suspect it was the Judge himself) scream “You wanna fuck with me!?”

So what’s the deal?  Is this the example that our jurists should be setting for the justice system, for other attorneys, for THE PUBLIC?!

Of course not, that seems very obvious.  I am proud of the Public defender here.  He stood up for what was right, and he was willing to roll up his sleeves and knock old man Murphy’s block off if it came to it.  I jest, I jest.  This is absolute theater of the absurd.

I hope that this Judge seeks help for his anger issues.  I also hope he is at least suspended by the Florida Bar.  His actions were unacceptable.  We cannot tolerate this by anyone with a bar card, especially one of our Judges.

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