I was reading this fascinating story about a teenager who served 12 days in jail for a crime he didn't commit. He was finally released when prosecutors acknowledged he couldn't have committed the robbery because he posted to Facebook from his father's Harlem apartment at the same time. Happy for the kid. Annoyed that the testimony of his entire family as to his whereabouts wasn't enough to keep the young man out of jail for twelve days.

Also annoyed then when I tried to watch the video linked in the story, an annoying Newsday popup blocked my experience the entire time. Rather than telling me I couldn't see the video unless I was a subscriber, the video played in the background with the annoying registration box permanently floating above it. Passive aggressive douchebags.

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