On April 19, I published a satirical post that apparently offended someone. Someone brought it to the attention of the Attorney General's office. That office called my probation officer and told him I had violated the terms of my probation ("...take no public role in any program for legalization...").
According to my probie, he told the AG that since the AG hadn't prosecuted the case, it was not up to the AG's office to make that determination. The AG then passed off the accusation to the Pennington County State's Attorney. That office considered the blog post for several days, but finally informed my probie that the post had not been ruled a violation. That held up the discharge process for a few days, resulting in premature celebration on the part of Mike Sanborn, who made posts (which I removed) about my discharge while things were still in the air. Incidentally, my probation officer treated me pretty decently during our professional relationship.
I don't know who dropped a dime on me, not that it surprises me that someone did. This is, after all, a public forum, something I recognized when I made the post, which I knew fell within the terms of my sentence.
I find two things interesting. First, that someone would choose that particular post to complain about. Second, that, even though the post was published over two months ago, it took until the final few days of my sentence before I learned it had come into question. It's another indication of the essential meanness exhibited by those in control over others' lives.
Nice to know that the Forum now has the attention of the folks who think it's fun to ruin other folks' lives. Hope they stay tuned.