April 23, 2014

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Facebook post cheers Conn. shooting; Columbia Station man arrested

MEDINA — A 20-year-old Columbia Station man was charged with inducing panic, accused of posting a message on the Internet celebrating the killings of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn.

“I’m so happy someone shot up all those little (expletives). Viva la school shootings!!!!” appeared Friday on the Facebook page of Joseph W. Resovsky, according to Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci.

Adam Lanza, the man authorities said shot the 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning, was described on Resovsky’s Facebook page as his idol, the chief said.

Berarducci said the posting “was taken as a threat by many people.”

Resovsky told police that he hadn’t meant to offend anyone, saying he just was tired of seeing all the comments on Facebook about the shooting. He said he wanted to see how many people would comment on his posting.

Berarducci said a caller reported the Facebook posting to police, and others mentioned it on the Medina Police Department’s Facebook page.

“There were quite a few posts where people were pretty upset by it,” he said. “I think it scared a lot of people.

“A lot of people took it as an endorsement to commit other acts of violence in the schools.”

Resovsky, who works in Medina, was arrested on a warrant Saturday. He was booked into the Medina County Jail and released on bond, Berarducci said.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.

  • AC

    Pretty disappointing that no one seems to think what this kid said was serious!

  • Rob Schneider

    Went to HS with this kid. Complete low life. This is the exact stuff we need to take serious., Their are usually signs leading up to these break outs and shootings before they actually happen.. If this isn’t one I don’t know what the police are looking for. This kid should be locked up or put on house arrest because I honestly don’t feel comfortable with someone with his mind set walking around society, around family and friends that I love. At least get the scumbag evaluated by a psychologist or something.. I don’t know. But lets try and prevent one of these massacres before we lose our own loved ones

  • AC

    Rob I feel similarly. nNow people are complaining and bashing us, saying we are unamerican and unconstitutional and all this nonsense.nReally?nI am ALL for freedom of speech. But when you proclaim “long live school shootings” I can absolutely see that as intent to possibly commit one.nAnd I said the same thing you are.nOnce a tragedy occurs, everyone starts screaming, wanting to know why no one saw the signs, why didn’t anyone see something wrong with this person and so on and so on. WELL GUESS WHAT! This time a bunch of citizens saw something, and we said something!! But because we noticed it before someone left a trail of bodies, we are now being cast out and labeled as terrible people.nIf the police hadn’t gone to check this guy out, and he had gone and shot up a school, the blood would’ve been on all our hands. For sitting idly by while there were signs of a violent person with obvious problems.

  • Name

    Goodbye First amendment.

  • really people

    so much for freedom of speech… If he is serious, then yes, lock him up. Come on though, isn’t calling him names just reinforcing the very behavior we want to prevent?

  • Buffalo

    “Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln.

  • robin goff

    I cant believe he had no concern for those people or their families. his reason for doing it is absolutely ridiculous. Making a joke of this tradgedy is beyond sick

  • ted

    rob – he can be a jerk all he wants. you are the one who should be arrested

  • teb

    rob –get a life and worry about yourself stop being a lame lib

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    But it is not criminal, Robin. That is the point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    That police chief here is a big douche bag and has no business being in law enforcement. Unlike what that stupid cops says, this guy did not commit the equivalent of hollering ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theature. This seems more like the modern day equivalent of saying, “Good, I’m glad it burned down”, after the fire.nThis is America – you have a God given right to be offensive and stupid. The US Supreme Court said so when they allowed the Westbrough Baptist church to do their thing. And now that “church” is protesting at the kids’ funerals.nmany thanks for all the stupid cops in Medina for screwing us tax payers out of our money on account of the huge lawsuit this guy and the ACLU will win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    “If he is serious, then yes, lock him up.” Serious about what? Serious about expressing his opinion? Being offensive is not illegal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    To all you idiots who have a problem with what this kid said – It is not the job of law enforcement to protect everyone from all the jerks and unpleasantries in life. This is America – you have a god given right to offend people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    I guess you also think that the Westbrough Baptist church memebrs should also all be locked up. And how about the NAACP and GLADD marchers? And maybe the Klan, too. Lock them all up cuz we don’t like what they have to say.nI totally agree with what the kid had to say and I totally agree with this god given right to say it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    But is it right to use the power of the State to lock up those whom we think are fools?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    I completely agree with what the kid had to say. Come lock me up, too! I want to get my big check from when I and the ACLU sues the Median cops into bankruptcy on account of their free speech violations!nI am offended and I want someone locked up because of it!!!

  • Dan Ciammaichella

    It’s bad enough the Medina residents are displaying the kind of irrational fear and ignorance that one would expect in a movie comedy like “1941″, but not in real life. Now the city of Medina has gone totally off the deep end, trying to prosecute someone for saying something insensitive and stupid. I emailed Mayor Hanwell about it…his response is what one would expect from a government toady more worried about pleasing his political patrons than about the rights and traditions of the American citizens he allegedly represents. I for one will never do business within the city limits of Medina ever again…and am urging all of my friends and family to boycott them as well. nnnnI never expected Medina, Ohio to become as totalitarian and Medina, Saudi Arabia.

  • ListenUpTheyKnowThisPsyco

    Rob,you are 100% right!My Son&M.H.S. kids were/are very worried this kid is a Psyco&loose canon for years! these idiot commenting are either-(A)Psyco too!,(B)His Friends or (C)just plain stupid..

  • HesPsycoDoUknowHim?

    If u agree with him you are a loose canon&need Psych help too!Its not freedom of speech when u break the Law!Inducing a Panic IS A Crime!!He did scare alot of us!Do YOU know him?Do YOU go to Medina? No!Some of these kids do/did&know very well what they are talking about-he is a Psyco!When you&he say crap like that-YOU forfit ALL your rights!None of you would be sticking up for him if your lil brother or cousin was massacred in Cn..

  • ubunchadummys

    Molly- ACLU is as big of a Joke as the,NAACP<KKK&All other Hate Groups!The WBC which IS NOT a Church or Baptist,It is an Inbreed Family using the Deaths of Marines&Children for their own publicity!All Members are related!! Sicko's&so are you!

  • wakeuporshutup!

    Do YOU know Him?These comments are from People that do!not some moron in another City or State!Hes a Psyco!Inducing a Panic IS a Crime!Was your kid in Medina School when this happenened?

  • youranidiot

    Does the ALCU know you are using their name to spew hate from your mouth?ACLU=fight for the right or Criminals&lazy money hungry people with nothing better to do but sue people who earn their money!WBC is Not a Church!All Members are related!some inbreed!do your homework!Pleeease shut up-shit is spewing from your mouth!You do not even know him or live in Medina!

  • libertarian

    ummmm has anyone ever heard of the US CONSTITUTION? if he didnt hurt anybody then he is not guilty of a crime, and should sue the shit out of medina for their unjust arrest. this is a 1st ammendment issue and nothing else. so he said some unsavory things about the school thing…. so what? out 1st ammendment isnt there to protect popular voices, but the unpopular ones as well. when we lose our 2nd ammendment it will be all over. period

  • Rob Schneider

    Okay well let’s not compare the NAACP with the Westboro Baptist Church that is just ignorant. We all have the freedom to say whatever we want to say but when it gets to the point where peoples lives are being threatened is the point to where it should be taken serious. If I said I was going to blow up the white house is that okay because I have the god given right to say it? Especially when it involves children. The most innocent beings on the planet, their lives haven’t been tainted yet by the real world let them enjoy their childhood without having to worry about what a dark place this world can be. The fact that you are supporting someone supporting a massacre of 20+ innocent lives is sickening and you are obviously too stupid to comprehend this.nnWhat you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this page is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  • Brian Paone

    First off, there’s no such thing as a “God-given right” – rights are a concept of man and can only be allocated to man by man. But I don’t expect a child of your insufficient intellect and upbringing to understand this.nnSecond, that right was accorded to Americans within limits. You have no clue as to what those limits are, and I advise you educate yourself quickly. nnI’m sure you’ve noticed a few things have been happening recently directly related to your string of hate speech on the internet as of late. The time in which you can successfully fend off the negative legal consequences of your behavior is quickly diminishing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” Free Speech is one of those rights endowed to us by our Creator; thus, the right to offend is a God-given right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    Actually I haven’t noticed anything. I can post whatever I want to wherever I want to using whatever profiles I want to. Stop stalking me by the way. I’ve blocked u from my FB u creep. go play with ur stupid cats or something. by the way, ur house is a dump!

  • Brian Paone

    Wow. You’re as bad at political science as you are at law.nnThe First Amendment was not written by God Himself. So, no – the right to freedom of speech is most certainly not “endowed to us by our Creator”. You MIGHT have a claim if such words can be found in the Bible, but they can’t.nnFurther, hate speech is not protected free speech. An ACLU intern, as you allege you are (which I strongly doubt and will be checking Monday as part of an article I’m writing on online anonymity), should know the difference rather intimately.nnBut you don’t seem to have the first clue. Interesting.

  • Brian Paone

    You might want to go back and check again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    Serious about what? being offensive is not against the law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    I am also very happy that someone shot up all those kids, too. Good for the shooter, he is my hero!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    So you get to be the decider on what is a church and what isn’t, eh? And you get to decide what is hate and what isn’t, eh? Glad I don’t live in your country. I live in America, the land of the free.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    Go have fun living in ur $10 shack and playing w/ ur 2 stupid cats. Oh and get a job while ur at it dude. obviously my FB is still ur here n00b.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    What a low-life scum bag u are, Brian hate speech is most certainly protected under the Constitution. See R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S. 377 (1992). Ur a piece of garbage who likes to stalk little girls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    U need to stop sending me messages about wanting to met me and have sex. u know i am under aged and that what ur doing is illegal.

  • Brian Paone

    Yeah, your block expired. 3 days, I think it was?nnStill, a very peaceful three days. :-)

  • Brian Paone

    Prove it or I’m filing a complaint with the Texas State Attorney General. That is MONSTROUSLY over the line to accuse someone of something like that. You’re accusing me of a Federal offense here.nnI’d prove it if I were you. Screencapped.

  • Brian Paone

    To Whom It May Concern:nnMy name is Brian Paone, and I am a 33-year-old resident of the State of Tennessee. I am writing to you today to file a complaint against an individual who alleges to live in Texas and is falsely saying I have attempted to solicit her (a minor child by her claims) for sexual intercourse.nnI am a victim of childhood sexual abuse myself. From the ages of 4 to 7 I was molested regularly by a male babysitter and friend of the family. Under normal circumstances, any law-abiding citizen in their right minds would be horrified to be accused of such a thing. In MY case, it’s exceptionally distressing as a result of my past.nnI have enclosed a screen capture of the accusation as well as a link to the conversation in question. Kindly inform me as soon as possible as to what I have to do in order to get my name cleared and a proper written apology issued by the accuser (if they do, in fact, live in your state – we all know how the internet is). Please know that I consider my reputation to be my most valuable possession and I am willing to go to great lengths to ensure it remains spotless.nnThank you very much for your time, but more importantly, thank you very much in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.nnRegards – nnBrian PaonennKnoxville, TNnnCC: State of Tennessee Attorney General

  • Brian Paone

    Hate speech is far different from falsely accusing someone of a Federal crime.nnIf I were you, I’d stop replying. Now. Anything further will be simply forwarded to the Texas State Attorney General.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    ur a short eyes for stalking little girls. cry all u want u, ur a freak and a stalker and u are probably a homosexual, too, from the stupid girly words u like use. i bet u have sex w/ animals, too. ASPCA needs to check ur cats out cuz i bet u been molesting them.nyou need to quite trying to have sex with underaged children, Brian. its not right.nnFYI – Brian, the vast majority of people who have been molested go on to molest others. So I am not surprised that u are a molester and cyber stalker.nnSo stop having sex with ur animals and molesting little kids and get a job. ur a freak. – thx for the lulz loser. rage more n00b. ur dox are all over the interwebs now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    thx for the lulz. ur a loser and a molester.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    Too bad u didn’t go to great lengths to protect ur booty, which i would think would be more valuable then ur reputation.

  • Brian Paone

    Such atrocious spelling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    I had not been blocked from FB or anything else. FB has not contacted me at all. I have blocked u from my account so u can’t stalk me and send me messages about wanting to have sex with me – even though u know that i am under aged. a friend helped me put together some screen shots of u saying that u did not care how young i was and that u wanted to met me. ur a 35 yr old man and ur talking to a little girl like me. ur a freak and the cops are on to u.

  • Brian Paone

    33, and like I said, Texas is already well-informed. But sure, keep saying whatever you like. XDnnWhat happened to your writing style, by the way? Seems to have changed dramatically. Someone smack you over the head a little too hard or something?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    And what do you expect the AG to do about this? They investigate consumer fraud, child support, business scams, and major crimes that involve the state of Texas or its governmental entities. Oh, and they investigate child molesters like you.

  • Brian Paone

    Hey, the IP address seems to change with the typing style. Guess they were right after all.nnListen, I’ve work to do, so I’m going to have to leave all of you running this one troll account to your own devices for a while. I’m sure you can handle yourselves. XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    IP address, lulz. yeah w/e E-Thug. ur a n00b. a homosexual pedophile n00b.

  • Brian Paone

    Fantastic then. Go to bed, kids. XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.d.haskins Corey Dennis Haskins

    Molly is apparenlty an intern at the ACLU. I get where she’s coming from, but she sounds like an idiot. Saying you support the shooter is moronic. It might not be illegal, but it makes you a sh*tty person with zero morals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joann.hynds JoAnn Hynds

    hey molly u r a serious dirt bag u must have been dropped on you head when you were a child.you are one ugly bitch.you father fucked the family dog and u came out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    Poor, poor piggy Birchbichler – the Ohio ACLU has now stepped into the case. MPD – fail. FYI – I support the gunman, too!! Hooray for the Sandhook gunman! Hooray!!!! MPD is pwned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    You are inciting a panic by your words. I have told the police and they will come and arrest you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    Medina Police Lt. Dave Birkbichler is a filthy little pig. i totally support the Sand Hook shooter, too!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003998430654 Johnny Swift

    you are a pedophile. Stop trying to cyberstalke little girls and stop trying to have sex with under age children. you are a sick sick person

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003998430654 Johnny Swift

    Brian Paone is a child molester! He tried to have sex with an under aged girl here!!!

  • Brian Paone

    I know the therapist told you that these writing exercises might help you come to terms with your lecherous past, but if I were you I’d consider proper identifiers. Makes ya look kinda silly otherwise.nnActually, do you know those terms? “lecherous” and “proper identifiers”? I just realized with whom I was conversing. XD

  • BP

    Wow. I am not sure why Brian is wasting his time on you. I must say, that from reading the comments here, I have come to believe that Molly is very uneducated and there is absolutely no way she can be an intern for the ACLU based on her language, grammar, etc. So, stop trying to fool everyone. Anyone with even a middle school education can tell you are lying. If I am by chance incorrect, and you are indeed employed by ACLU, they should fire your ass immediately and have just cause to do so. Also, you really should watch what you are saying about other people on here, as you could easily be sued for slander. In fact, I recommend that Brian sue you for slander immediately. You can’t just go around saying untrue things like that about people. While speech is protected to some extent by the law, the citizens of this country are also protected against having lies told aobut them in public, which the internet is. Maybe you should take some law classes before you start spewing things on the internet and especially before you start thinking that you know and can defend the law!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002988705668 Molly Santucci

    filthy little Medina piggies got their ass handed to them today when the case was dismissed. oink oink u motherfuckers. I SUPPORT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, TOO!!! HOORAY FOR SANDY HOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3IY44OA2MWHBV766SV4OGKJQ2A Miki

    ^^^ Next American Success Story, said no one ever.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3IY44OA2MWHBV766SV4OGKJQ2A Miki

    Fallacious argument: that would require one to actually believe a god exists.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3IY44OA2MWHBV766SV4OGKJQ2A Miki

    Maybe it’ll bump into the Second Amendment on their way out, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/_DreamOutLoud Wend

    What this man did was disrespectful and a complete insult to the families of the victims. The words said were not a joking matter and of course it would have been seen as a threat. As this quote states, “Words leave scar’s deeper than any knife, as words can cut you to your very soul.” Being offensive is not against the law but it’s about something called having respect. I completely disagree with what this man did but he’s protected by the First Amendment and had the right to post whatever he pleases on his page. I think that next people really should think twice about what they post online.