Social Media and the Warrior
Tip of the day from a good friend and Expert Witness/Investigator. Watch what you post on social media. I know you have heard this before, but…. I see many people posting articles and posts of a political, religious, biased view point.
While these things may reflect your personal feelings and values, they will also be subject to scrutiny when/if involved in a use of force, criminal, or civil case. Many attorneys are now paying investigators to do research on a person’s social media posts. Whether Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere, remember that once it is written, it is there for all to see.
I try to frame it this way: If I can hold my head high, and feel good about what I said, wrote, or did, then so be it. But if it not something you want read or exposed in court or in front of a jury, or if it would paint you in a light that seems deranged, biased, perverted, extreme, or just plain strange, keep it to your self.
Better to keep your mouth closed and let others question your intelligence, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Most other citizens (juries, etc…) don’t understand our view point. Think of what you write, say, post from the point of view of someone that has no experience in our field. What would they think about you if they read only what you had posted on social media?
Social Media and the Warrior can be a double edged sword.
CEO Olympic Tactical & Investigations LLC