on the police and prosecutor involved.
Last Thursday an Ohio jury acquitted Anthony Novak, a 27-year-old man whom Parma police arrested last spring for making fun of them. After hearing one day of testimony, the jurors unanimously concluded that Novak did not "disrupt public services," a felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison, when he created a parody of the Parma Police Department's Facebook page.
This was stupid; "He made fun of us and we don't like it" is not a case to bring to court. And on top of all the current costs, it's going to cost them a lot more to settle this.