On Monday, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic state Senator representing Ferguson, Missouri, posted a $1000 reward for information regarding Facebook critics. According to Fox 2, racist, profane comments were allegedly posted about her on a pro-union Facebook page. Nadal, Fox 2 added, has a strong pro-labor voting record and was angry about the comments, which have since been removed.
“$1000: If you can find out his union membership & who employs him (other than his bar),” she tweeted. “Must provide proof.”
“What a lovely picture of Che Guevara on your page, @MariaChappelleN,” said actor Nick Searcy, referring to the background she uses on Twitter. “Are there other Communist murderers you revere?”
“[I]s it appropriate for a State Senator to offer bounty for identity of private citizen?” one person asked. While Chappelle-Nadal may think so, an attorney Fox 2 identified as an expert on cyber law said Twitter and Facebook could take action against her.