What seemed like a simple gun possession case became an undeclared war over reality: Was Officer Ettienne a diligent cop who found a gun after chasing an ex-convict weaving through traffic on a stolen motorcycle? Or was his story a “devious” facade in keeping with the ruthless character he revealed on social network Web sites?
“You have your Internet persona, and you have what you actually do on the street,” Officer Ettienne said on Tuesday. “What you say on the Internet is all bravado talk, like what you say in a locker room.”
Also on trial was the officer's reference to watch Training Day and his (apparently legal) use of steroids.
Honestly I'm surprised that more of these situations don't happen or aren't more publicized if they do happen. There are plenty of employers out there that will search the internet forums / social networking / etc for information on a potential employee so it makes logical sense that it will start to take hold in other venues.