Reply To: Packingham: Unanimous Court strikes NC’s social media ban

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Maestro

Do you find yourself in agreement with the draconian “rules” of probation?
Why can’t probation simply be what its original intent was; Don’t commit anymore crimes, prove that you can do good in society and have a nice life. If you get arrested again for a CRIME (not a technicality like drinking a beer or using the internet) then you’ve proven you cannot stay out of trouble and away you will go.

Why can’t it just be like that?

Probation officer’s lame excuse; “We have to keep people safe as well as keep YOU safe. There are kids on social media. What if you’re chatting with someone and you don’t know how old they are”

My reply; “What about when I’m OFF probation and I can then simply TALK to whomever I want so long as it’s not disrespectful or criminal in intent? What then?”

Probation officer; “………”

Me: “Yeah. Exactly.”