County worker fired over comment on Akron Beacon Journal website

A county elections board worker who posted comments as DeathbyAkron was fired after his bosses discovered he wrote on Ohio.com that he hoped a judge and prosecutor would be the next victims of an accused killer. Andrew Wright, who has posted hundreds on comments on the Beacon Journal’s site, wasn’t charged, though.
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“There’s no crime for being a windbag,” says a prosecutor.

Beacon Journal editor Bruce Winges questions the county’s investigation of Wright, who is now banned from commenting on Ohio.com “This seems like an awful lot of effort for something that did not rise to the level of a criminal offense,” says Winges.

* Summit County worker fired for online comment (ohio.com)

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