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  • Dr. Walter Palmer Is Being Eaten Alive on His Yelp Page

    07/30/2015 4:42:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 64 replies ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tom Cleary
    Dr. Walter Palmer may have taken down his Minnesota dental offices Facebook page and website and disconnected its phone line, but the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are outraged at him have found a place to vent their anger: his Yelp page. Palmer admitted to hunting and killing the famed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, but said he regrets it and didn’t know he was hunting the famous lion. His name was revealed to the public on Tuesday, setting off an Internet firestorm of hatred and death threats. The 55-year-old dentist is a married father of...
  • New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime

    07/06/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Engadget ^ | 07/04/15 | Daniel Cooper
    New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability. The rest for determining harm will be if these communications were designed to cause "serious emotional distress," and if a person is found guilty, could face up to two years in jail. In addition, the bill creates a separate crime of incitement to suicide, which will see a person jailed for up to three years if they are found to be encouraging such...

    06/27/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 127 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2015 | KEVIN SCHOLLA
    [...] Bristol Palin announced via her blog that she is pregnant. The 24-year old already has a son after choosing life in 2008 and becoming a teen mother. Now, she’s expecting again and once again she is unmarried. And? [...] Let’s call it what it really is. This is just another case of the haters waiting for someone they already hate to have a problem so they can go after them full throttle. They’re loaded for (mama grizzly) bear. [...] Others are upset about how Palin’s pregnancy could affect a potential run for office by her mother. Really? We’ve elected...
  • Actor Dennis L.A. White suggests violence against daughters of McKinney officer

    06/10/2015 6:47:33 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/10/15 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, Dennis L.A. White, an actor known for portraying Damion 'D-Roc' Butler in the biopic "Notorious," issued a tweet suggesting violence against the daughters of Eric Casebolt, the former McKinney, Texas, police officer whose actions at a pool party incident sparked protests. The tweet has since been taken down, but not before being captured for posterity. Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit was one of those who captured White's message before it was removed. "What if we found eric casebolt's (sic) family & beat up the young girls in it," he tweeted. "Would that b fair? If u live...
  • Owners of Indiana pizza restaurant go into hiding (Media Corruption)

    04/04/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BCW · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04 APR 2015 | Rick Moran
    The explosion of hatred and threats against a family owned Indiana pizza restaurant who said they wouldn't cater a gay wedding have forced them to go into hiding and they may leave town permanently. A northern Indiana pizza shop that came under fire after its owners said their religious beliefs wouldn't allow them to cater a gay wedding is closed indefinitely, and its operators say they've gone into hiding. Memories Pizza in Walkerton faced criticism this week after co-owner Crystal O'Connor expressed support for a new Indiana religious objections law. The Facebook and Yelp pages for the restaurant about 20...
  • Enraged Liberals Call for Murder of Memories Pizza Owners

    04/03/2015 2:18:44 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 84 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 4/3/2015 | Thomas
    Well, that didn't take long. The tolerance brigades are calling for the death of the proprietors of a small pizza restaurant in a sleepy Indiana town. All of the hubbub that has spawned over the last three days has spun well out of control for those that wanted to make the pizzeria an example to be shunned. However, some have taken it way too far already: they´ve raised funds for the stupid gayhaters of #MemoriesPizza let´s raise funds to kill them all !!! take you gun and kill them now — Al Gringo (@Al_Gringo) April 3, 2015 #MemoriesPizza If conservatives...
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • My Letter to Fascists at Today [Vanity]

    04/03/2015 12:54:07 PM PDT · by fwdude · 60 replies
    self-published | 4/03/15 | fwdude
    I will not be associated in any way with those who despise and disparage constitutional freedoms, not the least of which is constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion and conscience. Your's is a fascist worldview, and I shudder at the thought that many more could hold this with regard to the condemnation of common sense religious freedom laws. Please notify me when my account is completely closed: [email/username]. I will be sure to dissuade as many more as possible within my circle of influence to do the same. FWDude
  • Concord coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 119 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 4/1/15 | Michelle Sokol
    Jess Dooley, a Concord High School golf, softball and basketball coach, was suspended hours after responding to Religious Freedom Restoration Act news story with Tweet about arson. A Concord High School coach has been suspended after she tweeted about arson in relation to a Walkerton pizzeria whose owners told the media they agree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Wednesday, April 1, to voice her opinion about the RFRA. She was adding to...
  • Indiana pizza shop refuses to cater gay weddings, instantly has internet presence destroyed

    04/01/2015 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 110 replies
    A pizza parlour that said it will use Indiana's heavily-criticized new religious freedom law to deny services to same-sex couples provoked a massive backlash across the Internet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Indiana's Republican governor Mike Pence responded Tuesday to national outrage over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by saying he'll "fix" the bill to ensure businesses cannot use the law to deny services to the LGBTQ community. But, not before Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, chimed in. "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," owner Crystal...
  • Feds Financing System to ‘Automatically Detect’ Cyberbullying

    03/28/2015 12:13:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The project was awarded this month to Rutgers University, which has received $117,102 so far. The real-time, automatic detection of hurtful online speech is necessary, according to the NSF grant, because cyberbullying is a “critical social problem.” The grant said 40 percent of American teenagers have reported being cyberbullied. ... Vivek K. Singh, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, is leading the project. “I have worked on multiple projects including designing a novel media sharing application, detecting patterns in large scale Twitter feeds, and analyzing community behavior in social media to design...
  • Schilling: Women should fight back against online harassment

    03/09/2015 11:01:33 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/8/15 | Maureen Callahan
    On the afternoon of Feb. 25, a Wednesday, Gabby Schilling received a long-awaited piece of mail: her acceptance letter to Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. She was also informed that she’d be pitching for the school’s softball team. Her dad, retired baseball great Curt Schilling, was elated. He wasn’t at the family home in Medfield, Mass., when Gabby got the news, but at 2:53 p.m., -snip- Schilling has 121,000 followers on Twitter. Within hours, he says, he started seeing some crass ­responses.snip Schilling thought about what to do. “Five years ago, I would’ve gotten in the car and beaten...
  • Montana considers joining 49 other states with bullying law

    02/04/2015 3:20:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 6:07 PM EST | Alison Noon
    Montana legislators will consider Wednesday afternoon whether to join every other state in the nation in putting anti-bullying policy into law. A bill being introduced by Democrat Rep. Kimberly Dudik in the Montana House Education Committee would define bullying, prohibit it in public schools and require that public school districts enact their own policies addressing bullying. […] Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, said most state laws enforcing bullying definitions and procedures were enacted in the mid-2000s, with updates like cyberbullying provisions being added every year. She said the laws build better environments for kids to learn...
  • Young Michigan Hunter Receives Death Threats After Shooting Albino Deer

    10/26/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 105 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristen A. Schmitt
    An 11-year-old hunter from Oceola Township, Michigan, took a rare albino 12-pointer with a crossbow last week while hunting with his father. The albino buck was well known in the area, but Gavin Dingman ended up being the lucky hunter to harvest it. Sadly, the celebration ended for Dingman and his family, as they became the subject of death threats and social media backlash. "My dad was just like, 'Take a deep breath. Are you sure you can take the shot? If you're not 100 percent, we don't want to injure it,'” Dingman told the Livingston Daily on Monday. The...
  • I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes

    09/01/2014 5:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | September 1, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    There is a new form of cyberbullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like “Busta Troll” are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a Satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views. The conservative Citizens’ Post page on Facebook was hijacked by the “Goatz Alliance,” which also goes by the name “Busta Troll,” by pretending to be from...
  • N.Y. top court says cyberbullying law violates free speech

    07/01/2014 8:54:23 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    WHBL ^ | 07/01/2014 | Daniel Wiessner
    New York's highest court said on Tuesday that a law designed to criminalize cyberbullying was so broad that it violated the First Amendment, marking the first time a U.S. court weighed the constitutionality of such a law. . . . The Court of Appeals in a 5-2 decision said it was possible to pass a law outlawing bullying via social media or text message that respected free speech rights, but the county's statute went too far. . . . “The problem is, it’s going to be really tricky to write a law that is comprehensive in its coverage of bullying...
  • Teen Says He Was Cyberbullied for Pro-Fossil Fuels Shirt

    04/27/2014 11:38:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr. 27, 2014 9:58 AM
    A teen said he was cyberbullied for wearing an “I Love Fossil Fuels” shirt on Earth Day. John Digiacobbe said he loves fossil fuels because they’ve been around for millions of years and provide for more than 80 percent of energy. Some of his classmates, however, don’t seem to share that view. Digiacobbe said wearing the shirt prompted comments at school and a “firestorm of negative tweets.” …
  • The TOLERANT States Of America

    04/06/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The war that has been brewing between the Sexual Activists of America, and every day people of faith, morals, and conscience has moved into the major campaign of the conflict. This week has been bloody. For the better part of the past two years I have repeatedly stated on my radio show that we have entered a day where the Constitutional guarantee of absolute legal protection for one's freedom of religious faith and expression is running headlong into a culturally driven force that is a non-Constitutional right to sexual freedom. The United States Constitution doesn't address sex, sexuality, sexual...
  • Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

    04/03/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 9:34PM
    (WASHINGTON) -- It appeared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expected something entirely different from Facebook when he asked whether his Facebook followers were better off with Obamacare than they were four years ago, suggesting they “Comment with YES or NO!”Post by Senator Ted Cruz.Comment they did. By late Wednesday afternoon, the status update had more than 55,000 replies.   “I and a few million other people are a lot better off,” said one user. “I hope you are enjoying your Cadillac plan given to you by your wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs.” “YES, best law ever! And way overdue!” read another one....
  • Bill to criminalize cyberbullying draws bipartisan support(Colorado)

    02/24/2014 5:56:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    kdvr ^ | 05:47pm, February 24 | Thomas Hendrick and Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers gave initial approval to legislation that would make cyberbullying a crime. Cyberbullying has increasingly become a part of modern childhood where young children have access to social media sites and near constant Internet access on smart phones. The House Education Committee approved the legislation, HB 1131,on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 12-0. The bill, which now moves to the House Appropriations Committee, would make it illegal for someone to harass a minor online if the victim feels the threat puts them in serious emotional distress or fear for their life. “Bullying will never stop if we...
  • Christian Rapper Responds To Macklemore’s “Same Love”, Gets Death Threats From LGBT Community

    02/17/2014 7:05:43 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 89 replies ^ | 2/16/14 | therightscoop
    Admittedly I don’t listen to Christian rap or rap of any kind for that matter, but after watching this news report I had to hear Bizzle’s new song which is a well thought out response from a Christian perspective to Macklemore’s song “Same Love.”- (the song the played at the Grammys for the big gay wedding.) And let me say Bizzle’s new song doesn’t pull any punches at all. It treads in love but it doesn’t tread lightly. It’s quite powerful actually. But first, watch this news report by KHOU on how Bizzle’s life is being threatened because of his...
  • Paris Jackson: Facebook Destroyed Her

    06/26/2013 11:51:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/26/2013
    Paris Jackson's deep depression has been largely the result of bullying ... and Facebook has been hosting the haters. Sources closely connected to Paris tell TMZ ... the 15-year-old has been reeling from comments left on her Facebook page --- many about Michael Jackson and his lifestyle. Some of the comments involve the various molestation allegations ... others involve the odd life Paris lived while Michael was alive. We're told Paris has taken the comments very personally ... and one source says, "They destroyed her." The source adds, there's a nexus between the bullying and her penchant for cutting. Now...
  • Anyone notice those red equal signs on Facebook today? Vanity

    03/27/2013 6:39:38 PM PDT · by erod · 129 replies
    So I just noticed today that a few of my "Facebook friends" more like 2 people I haven't spoken to in twenty years, had those stupid gay marriage red equality signs up. I defriended them all, anyone else have the same thing happen?
  • Obama’s Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limiting Freedom of Speech

    03/26/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/26/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    America’s free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee. Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression – such as the burning of Korans -- in war time: “When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in times of peace are a hindrance to this effort,” Rashid said on March 19 at Howard University. “And their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight and…no court can regard...
  • Mother of teen in grisly photos case writes about cyberbullies

    09/26/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 26, 2012 | Greg Hardesty
    A mother who endured cyberbullying after her daughter's death writes about the insidious trend. Lesli Catsouras, the mother of Nikki Catsouras, has just completed a memoir "Forever Exposed," about her family's journey coping with Internet trolls and cyber-bullies in addition to the toll-road-crash death of her 18-year-old daughter.
  • Former Lecturer/Corporate CFO Bullies Chick-fil-A Clerk

    08/03/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 2, 2012 | Adam Smith
  • Chick-Fil-A'd: Bully Fired After Video Goes Viral

    08/02/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Aug 2012, 3:18 PM PDT | Dana Loesch
    Adam Smith, the man who videotaped himself getting free water at a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru just to berate the young woman as been fired. Smith in his video said he was happy to feel "purposeful" in condemning the Chick-Fil-A employee over CEO Dan Cathy's same-sex-marriage remarks. The video went viral and citizen journalists tracked him down online and grabbed copies of his resume. His employer, Vante, released this statement a bit ago: Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO Employee Has Left the Company TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante: Vante...
  • New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments

    05/24/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | May 24, 2012 | Chenda Ngak
    (CBS News) New York state lawmakers have proposed a ban on anonymous online comments. Called the Internet Protection Act (A.8688/S.6779), the legislation would require a web site administrator to pull down anonymous comments from sites, including "social networks, blogs forums, message boards or any other discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages."The bill states: A web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or...
  • Hey Lady Gaga, Kids Have a Time-Tested Answer for Bullies: Punch Them in the Mouth

    09/27/2011 10:13:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2011 | John Hawkins
    The sad case of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay kid who committed suicide after being bullied, has inspired Lady Gaga to try to get involved in the situation. She’s insisting that bullying be made illegal. Since she’s a spoiled pop star suggesting an idea that’s about as sensible as wearing a meat suit, she probably won’t have much luck with it. And she certainly shouldn’t.That being said, I have more empathy for Jamey Rodemeyer and other kids like him because I was bullied in high school and can tell you that it’s a horrible experience. Not only are you afraid...
  • Teen 'Mean Girl' charged with cyber-bullying after creating Facebook page calling classmates 'hoes'

    03/23/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    A 16-year-old girl is facing up to a year in jail after creating a Facebook page insulting her classmate as 'hoes'. The teenage 'Mean Girl' allegedly posted nine photographs of the girls from her school in Manassas, Virginia, and added lewd comments about them. The Facebook page called 'Stonewall Hoes' has since been taken down by authorities. But the teen, who has not been named, has been charged with cyber bullying at Stonewall Jackson High. Authorities said the comments posted under the photos led to the charges of harassment by computer.The girl has been suspended and now faces expulsion. Student...
  • Growing number of teens falling victim to cyberbullying

    02/26/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 21 replies
    Fox 8 Live ^ | 2/25/11 | Rob Masson
    It is the kind of torment that no parent would want their child to endure. Cyberbullying can and does lead to suicide. Special laws have now been passed to try and deal with this relatively new phenomenon, which affects an estimated 50 percent of all teenagers at one time or another. That's because the Internet is now part of our daily routine. But increasingly, online communications cause severe trauma. Take the case of Jessi Slaughter, a young girl whose You Tube video that has gone viral. It shows her crying hysterically, telling her peers to "stop hating." Young people with...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Update: 6 indicted in Phoebe Prince bullying probe

    03/30/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 52 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Republican ^ | 3/30/10 | Sandra Constantine
    NORTHAMPTON – Six young people have been indicted on charges ranging from statutory rape to criminal harassment in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe N. Prince, who hanged herself in January after months of intense bullying at South Hadley High School.
  • BOMBSHELL & FREEPER CALL TO ACTION on Daily Kos & Vancouver Sun Reporter [Hot Links @ #208]

    07/12/2009 9:10:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 1,953 replies · 77,974+ views
    Various Posting online found through Google ^ | July 12, 2009 | Joinedafterattack
    <p>Freepers, get the word out loud and wide. The Vancouver Sun "journalist" Chris Parry that defamed Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic is none other than radical left blogger "Hollywoodoz" at the Daily Kos. In addition to writting for the Vancouver Sun, Chris is a frustrated and failed internet entrepreneur, having launched many websites and blogs, all of which have virtually no traffic, following, or success. Chris also writes movie reviews, though these are pretty lame.</p>
  • Judge tentatively acquits woman in MySpace case [Lori Drew]

    07/02/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT · by freespirited · 51 replies · 3,443+ views
    Guardian ^ | 07/02/09 | Linda Deutsch
    A Los Angeles federal judge has tentatively thrown out the convictions of a Missouri mother for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor girl who ended up committing suicide. In his ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge George Wu has acquitted Lori Drew of misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization. Wu says his ruling will become final when he issues it in writing. Drew was convicted in a trial, but the judge says that if she is to be found guilty of illegally accessing computers, anyone who has ever violated the social networking site's terms of...
  • Cyberbullying Laws and the Moral Code

    05/24/2009 2:38:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 472+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2009 | Timothy Birdnow
    Hard Cases, it is said, make bad law" -John Campbell Argyll When a jury convicted 49 year old Lori Drew of O`Fallon Missouri (an ex-urb of St. Louis) in the now-infamous cyber-bullying case in which Drew posed as a teenage boy on Myspace to woo-then harass-13 year old Megan Meier, many were pleased that justice was done. But that pleasure quickly turned to disgust when it was learned that the jury`s verdict came with a standardized recommendation of probation and a large fine rather than jail time. The presiding judge in the case can still impose jail time at the...
  • CYBERBULLYING H. R. 1966 - An end to free speech

    05/05/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT · by Munz · 16 replies · 1,129+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | April 2, 2009 | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    `(a) Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
  • Mo. begins prosecuting under cyberbullying law

    12/20/2008 5:51:27 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 13 replies · 498+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | Saturday, December 20, 2008 | BETSY TAYLOR
    ST. LOUIS — A 21-year-old woman accused of sending a vulgar text message to a 17-year-old girl is one of the first cases brought under a law against cyberbullying spurred by the suicide of a teenage girl following cruel messages on the Internet. The 2006 death of 13-year-old Megan Meier prompted Missouri lawmakers to update state harassment law earlier this year so that it now covers bullying and stalking done through electronic media, like e-mails or text messages. A handful of cases related to electronic communication have been filed statewide since the law took effect Aug. 28. Prosecutors do not...
  • MySpace Hoax Mother Convicted of Lesser Misdemeanor Charges

    11/26/2008 11:25:20 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 36 replies · 929+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2008
    LOS ANGELES — The Missouri mother at the center of the MySpace cyber-bullying case was convicted of lesser misdemeanor charges Wednesday. The news came as the jury told the court it reached verdicts in just three of the four counts in the federal case. Jurors said they can't reach a verdict on Count 1, which alleges conspiracy to access a computer involved in interstate or foreign communications without authorization.
  • Wiki-Whacked by Political Bias

    05/19/2008 5:53:13 AM PDT · by Mattsanchez · 26 replies · 98+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 14th, 2008 | Matt Sanchez
    Wikipedia is billed as the world's largest encyclopedia, but is it also the world's largest propaganda tool for smearing conservatives and promoting leftist views?
  • Online avengers perpetuate the problem (Megabarf)

    12/07/2007 12:49:32 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 59 replies · 489+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/6/07 | BARBARA SHELLY
    n army of Internet avengers has set out to destroy Lori Drew and her family. With ruthless efficiency, they have learned the identity of the suburban St. Louis woman whose cyberspace meddling appears to have played a role in the suicide of a 13-year-old neighbor girl. They have published her address, phone numbers and photos, and harangued the clients of her advertising business. The Drew family has fled its home. Their teenage daughter is living apart from her parents, for her safety. The advertising business is closed. And still the online avengers forge on, seeking the whereabouts of Lori and...
  • Girl sues Cardinals over crude scoreboard message

    11/10/2007 9:23:11 AM PST · by TheRealDBear · 28 replies · 120+ views
    stltoday ^ | 11/09/2007 | Jake Wagman
    ST. LOUIS — A lewd scoreboard message at Busch Stadium has found its way into another arena: a court of law. An Illinois teen is suing the Cardinals, claiming she was ostracized at school after a crude comment about her landed on a ballpark scoreboard. The message appeared through a program that allows fans to post text messages with their cell phones. According to the suit, the teen was at a game with her high school in May 2006 when a female classmate sent a message saying the plaintiff "has an STD! Eww!" The girl, then 16, is identified in...
  • Cyberbullying on the Internet: Cyber bullies, cyber bullying, flame mail, hate mail

    08/02/2006 10:19:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 135 replies · 4,183+ views
    The Internet provides the perfect forum for cyberbullies, individuals whose aim is to gain gratification from the distress caused by provoking and tormenting others. The anonymity, ease of provocation, and almost infinite source of targets means the Internet is full of predators from pedophiles targeting children to serial bullies targeting ... anybody. Cyberbullies get a perverse sense of satisfaction (called gratification) from sending people flame mail and hate mail. Flame mail is an email whose contents are designed to inflame and enrage. Hate mail is hatred (including prejudice, racism, sexism etc) in an email...