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originally posted by: hefficide
And there is the slippery slope. What constitutes a threat? Given the way society is beginning to look at anyone who is even remotely uncomfortable as a "victim" ( Which is dangerous because if there is a "victim" - then it follows that there is a person doing the victimizing ), where does the line get drawn?
originally posted by: Dem0nc1eaner
Look, I agree with most of what you have said in principal, but let's face it, if two guys had come round your house and attacked you in the past, then sent you a not so cryptic message implying they were going to beat you up so bad you'd need an ambulance, well I think I'd probably want to get the police involved myself.
Do you think he has the option to take things into his own hands? Would retaliating physically get him anywhere other than a jail cell himself?
You make it sound as if the Facebook police are watching your every emoji, waiting to pounce. I think it's probably just some poor guy worried about his health deciding to do the responsible thing and tell the cops.
I think a restraining order or some kind of VPO would have been appropriate in this situation, not a jail sentence over a few ICONS through social media.
When all this is, is existing laws being applied to a new form of communication.