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Ohio man gets prison for Facebook rants

CLEVELAND (AP) -

An Ohio man who had been arrested for drunken-driving has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for subsequent Facebook rants against police and judges.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that 27-year-old William Bement was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted retaliation.

The North Olmsted man was given probation on a drunken-driving conviction on Feb. 5. That's when authorities say he took to Facebook to post comments such as "stop shooting up schools and start shooting cops in courthouses."

Another said, "Kill your local judges!!!!!!!."

Bement told the judge Wednesday that he was just venting and never intended for anybody to feel threatened. He said he did it for "shock value."

A prosecutor said someone else could have read the postings and acted on them.

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