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capital offense

  • n  a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate
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  • One social-media mistake, unless truly egregious, shouldn't cost you your job
    Twitter and other social media have given millions of people the opportunity to be stupid in public. But one piece of stupidity shouldn’t be a capital offense. Yet that’s often how things play out. A recent example occurred at Bring Me The News, a Twin Cities news and sponsored content provider.  An unidentified staffer mistakenly tweeted a dark joke about an episode in which a tree fell and ...
    July 22, 2013 - MinnPost
  • Rolly: Parking mistake in Utah can prove dire
    Jeremy Furbish definitely screwed up. And he admits it. But the lenient way Utah regulates tow truck companies can result, perhaps, in a punishment that doesn’t fit the crime. And based on one’s financial status, illegal parking can equate to a capital offense. Furbish apologized on his Facebook page Thursday for parking Wednesday between 8-10 p.m. in a space that was marked as reserved for ...
    July 19, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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