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4th Cir.: Song lyric as Facebook status was party admission (access required)

In a firearms-possession case, the defendant’s Facebook post adopted the admission: “It’s Always Tucked, Kuz I’ll B Damn If My Life Get Took!!” The phrase closely mirrored a song lyric, but contained no attribution and was probative of the conduct charged. Background On May 15, 2015, police officers on neighborhood patrol observed Appellant Larry Recio, who they ...