Monday, January 30, 2012

Couple detained over Tweet

Freedom of Speech, just watch what you say. This is what America is coming to? We let people with 5 DUI's out on the street but if you send a misinterpreted tweet you may be a "terrorist". Interesting...

A young couple (Irishman Leigh Van Bryan, age 26 and British citizen Emily Bunting, age 24) from across the pond was detained at a Los Angeles airport after Homeland Security agents mistook a couple Twitter quips for threats against the U.S., the two told British media today.

"Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America," one of the tweets read. Bryan told The Sun that in this context "destroy" just meant party.

"The officials told us we were not allowed in to the country because of Leigh's tweet," Bunting told The Daily Mail. "They wanted to know what we were going to do... They asked why we wanted to destroy America and we tried to explain it meant to get trashed and party... I almost burst out laughing when they asked me if I was going to be Leigh's lookout while he dug up Marilyn Monroe."

Guest snitch: ABC NEWS. Read full story here.

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