posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 12:26 PM
reply to post by GrantedBail
Oh, I agree about the damage this can do. I agree entirely there. It's a bit off, but not by much in that teenager who was driven to suicide by the
mother of another girl through a phony online identity. That happened in Missouri and was sure an attention grabber. She got off too easy too, IMO.
However....That's where I think the line needs to be.
Harm in a relative sense ..and injury or death as a result of the damage done. Two very different things, IMO.
If you say someone is a filthy child molester and has no business showing their face in public, while you put up posters of them for all to remember?
Well...if you're RIGHT..you may or may not hear from an attorney. You shouldn't. If you're WRONG? I think you'd be lucky to still own your own
home and car by the end of the lawsuits.
Now...If, in that SAME case, you didn't just put up posters to inform but added a few words to them..like "WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE". Or "BOUNTY FOR
CAPTURE OR REMOVAL". Now we're out of civil court and it'll be badges with bracelets coming to say hi, not a deputy serving notice to appear.
Same here..... Should just popping photos you may well have been given OR had right to within the bounds of a trust relationship be a CRIME to do
something with? NO... Not in my view, on JUST that. It needs more done and actual tangible injury in a real world
way ...otherwise? Civil Court
isn't easy, but it isn't supposed to be....lest everyone sue everyone else on everything that happens. It's the right place tho, in my humble
Permanent record of arrest and process through the criminal system should NEVER be a casual thing on a 'well, it sounds good' basis, like the
thinking on this seemed to be in California.