It's not a crime to make friends on Facebook, but one Florida man found that the rules are a bit different when the person you're trying to "friend" has a protective order against you.I get spammers from around the world sending me email for making Facebook friend requests. Facebook makes it very easy to block someone that you want to avoid.
The man, 54-year-old Harry Bruder, was arrested for allegedly sending his soon to be ex-wife requests to "friend" him on Facebook, which police said violated the protective order, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.
A police report posted on thesmokinggun.com shows Bruder admitting he contacted his wife twice last month on the popular social networking site ...
No court order should ever forbid a Facebook friend request, when it is so trivial for any user to restrict to whomever she likes. And no one should be jailed for anything so completely harmless.
This is another example of how the courts create problems, instead of solve them. Most of these restraining orders serve no useful function except to satisfy some bitter woman's craving to punish her ex.