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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:52 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Facebook group designed to catch cheating men has been shut down, but what happened before its closure could have landed some people in jail.
The group “Sis, Is This Your Man (Memphis)” was private and had more than 43,000 users when it was shut down Wednesday night.
It’s unclear why Facebook deleted the group, but FOX13 uncovered some of what went on in the private group was illegal.
People in the group said it was just created in the last week.
The description was simple, “You have a man and wanna see if he’s being faithful…post his pic…” wrote the administrator.
“(It) started off as just pictures of the (boyfriends). Then in some cases people needed evidence. So they escalated two screenshots and some photos. Then it went into inboxes and explicit things people may not see on a regular basis,” said one member, who didn’t want to be identified.
The woman told FOX13 the group quickly got out of hand.
“I have seen some explicit pictures and videos. I just scroll by them,” she said.
She likely scrolled past a misdemeanor crime though. In 2016 state lawmakers passed Tennessee House Bill 1244, which made it illegal to distribute intimate images of someone if they thought the image would remain private.
Clearly the men thought photos of their privates would remain private, but the woman FOX13 talked to said it’s a valuable lesson.
“You just have to be careful with which photos you sent,” she said.
The Facebook group page has been taken down, but not before it ended many relationships. However, some fear the breakups will not be on good terms.
“A lot of domestic violence has probably gone up in the last 24 to 48 hours,” said the woman.
There were posts specifically mentioning domestic violence happening because of the men being exposed in the group.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:39 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:39 PM
— Rick Gates, a former aide in President Donald Trump's campaign, plans to plead guilty to charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple reports.
Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements in deal with special counsel in probe of Russian election interference. https://t.co/VkHK8LYNbM pic.twitter.com/AZFJ6OdM7C— Spencer Hsu (@hsu_spencer) February 23, 2018
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Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
— President Donald Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Convention Friday, telling members of the group they would get their border wall, that he thought some teachers should be armed in school and that his administration "has had the most successful first year in the history of the presidency.”
CPAC, hosted by the American Conservative Union, is held annually and is a favorite gathering for conservative elected officials.
Trump has spoken at CPAC before – at the conferences held in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He skipped the conference in 2016 while he was campaigning for president.
Trump engaged with the crowd in the more than 75minute spee-ch. He smiled when the audience chanted, “Lock her up,” in response to a comment about Hillary Clinton.
Here is the president’s speech from CPAC. Trump’s remarks begin at the 41:15 mark.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:35 PM
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — The school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has resigned, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.[View the story "Stoneman Douglas resource officer resigns after investigation" on Storify]
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Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:59 AM
CLIFTON, Tenn. — Tennessee police acting on a tip last weekend thwarted a correction officer’s apparent plan to “shoot up” the church his estranged wife attended, officials said.
Daniel Vernon Toler, 35, of Huron, is jailed at the Wayne County Jail on weapons charges, according to Fox 17 News in Nashville. Toler is a jailer at South Central Correctional Center in Clifton.
Police, acting on the tip, approached Toler at work, where he was found to have an AR-15 assault rifle, two additional weapons and 1,500 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle, the news station reported. An AR-15 is the model of weapon used in the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and faculty members.
“This is what didn’t happen in Florida,” Brent Cooper, district attorney for Tennessee’s 22nd Judicial District, told Fox 17. “Law enforcement listened to a tip and a potential tragedy was avoided.”
In a news release shared on Facebook, officials stated that the tip was fielded by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, whose investigators passed the information to the Clifton Police Department because that was where Toler was employed.
Clifton investigators found Toler at work Sunday morning and, upon searching his vehicle, found the AR-15, an assault-style shotgun and a .17-caliber bolt-action rifle. An arrest warrant in the case stated that the AR-15 had a round in the chamber.
There were also multiple extra, loaded magazines for the assault rifle.
When questioned, Toler told detectives he planned to potentially carry out the shooting when he got off work that evening, the news release said.
“There were no specifics how it was going to be done, but (Toler) said the report was credible and that the threat would be possibly carried out after he got off work, which would have been Sunday evening,” Doug Kibbey, Clifton city manager, said in the news release.
Fox 17 reported that the apparent target was Emanuel Baptist Church in Huron. The head of the church’s security team told the news station that Henderson County sheriff’s deputies call him and warned that Toler had threatened to “shoot up a church and kill himself.”
Toler and his wife, who is a member of the church, are divorcing, the news station said.
Kibbey said in the news release that he has “the best officers in the state.” Cooper also praised Clifton police officers, particularly Investigator Steve Wilson, who handled the Toler case.
“It is a very good chance that Officer Wilson’s quick, thorough response saved a lot of lives,” Cooper said.
Kibbey said the quickness of the joint effort by investigators in Henderson County, Clifton and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is assisting in the case, was “paramount” in getting Toler into custody.