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Can Facebook save Larry Langford?


Facebook - Free Larry Langford

On Monday, we mentioned that radio host and Larry Langford appointee Frank Matthews had called for a “Free Larry” campaign, in response to the former mayor’s federal bribery conviction on Wednesday.

But before then on Facebook, at least three groups and one fan page sprang into action with the same mission: Free Larry Langford.

[Group 1 | group 2 | group 3 | fan page]

One group already has 3,600 members and counting. Based on the dialogue within the group, it’s clear not all who join support the cause outright. Another group started back in the spring with a different agenda, Fire Larry Langford.

Langford has said he plans to appeal the conviction, which could send him to prison for up to 805 years. Sentencing will take place in early 2010.

Video: More on the online campaigns to support Langford

3 Yips for “Can Facebook save Larry Langford?”

  1. Birmingham protestors take to Facebook for fallen mayor « Birmingham Blogging Academy
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 8:33 pm

    […] his conviction, several activists sprang into action on Facebook, with one “Free Larry Langford” group racking up 3,600 members. Can Facebook help his […]

  2. Kenny
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:18 pm

    Can Facebook save Larry Langford?

    In a word: No.

  3. Wade
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:31 pm

    MySpace? Friendster?

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