When the internet was young and innocent, it was acceptable to "finger" college classmates. These days, a simple Facebook "poke" can land you in jail, in Tennessee, and CNN has to say "alleged" poking, because, hey, libel.
Granted, Shannon Jackson, the accused, was under court order not to communicate with the woman she poked (see attached clip). But couldn't said woman have turned off poking? Or blocked pokes from Jackson? Maybe her profile was sort of asking for it? In addition to, uh, literally asking for it? Government paid lawyers should definitely fight about these crucial issues, at length, in court.