The Facebook thing got me to wondering. Right now, government employees have more of their free speech rights intact than private employees.
In Florida, we have a group of people in office who have never hidden their desire to "privatize" as much of the government as they can (and funnel that money into damned few pockets instead). We recently had it discovered that the "private" company overseeing many juvenile justice operations is making over a $1M a year. Last month the scandal was how much the CEO of the state run insurance company was making and spending on himself and executives. These are not examples of government waste; these are examples of blatant theft.
But the question which comes to mind pertains to our own NJCARDFAN. He is a state employee. As such, he enjoys a much broader set of protections than he would working for a government contractor, not the least of which would be that his status as a LEO would change for the lesser. If Prisontron Inc. were to decide they didn't like his posts on conservativeunderground, what would keep them from firing a nonstate employee who has no First Amendment protections? Or do employees who have been shaffted out of their state jobs retain the status of state employee even though they answer to Prisontron Inc.