Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My Space And The Hudson Family Murders
Chicago, IL—My Space has proven to be as popular with Chicago’s Gangster Disciples street gang, as the high school and College students.
Julia Hudson, Justin Hudson, Gregory King and William Balfour among many other members of the Gangster Disciples have My Space pages for social networking. Cops have been looking closely at the postings and the “friends” added to these pages.
As in every high profile story the media needs and longs for usable photographs of the newsmakers. Ms Space has proven to be a gold mine where people publish millions of photos without any form of copyright protection. That’s where most of the Hudson family murder story pictures came from.
Police found one young Mississippi college student who claimed she got a phone call from Balfour in the wee hours of October 24. 19 year-old, Rashia Whitlock told police that Balfour told her that he and his "boyz'' were "getting ready for something real big that's going to go down tomorrow" and asked if they could lay low in Mississippi. Whitlock rejected Balfour’s request. Whitlock also told police she met Balfour on My Space and had talked with him on the phone a couple of times.
I rejected the Internet long ago as a place to meet new friends. I think the old fashioned face to face method keeps the intrigue and prevarications to a minimum.