Do you take death threats and harassment seriously, no matter who it regards?

  • neofio

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    May 25, 2016 4:20 PM GMT
    I looked up some animal welfare related videos because that's something I care about, and I saw a video about a woman named Mary Bale, who received many threats on her life for hurting a cat, as far an I'm aware there were no arrests, even though death threats are a crime in the UK, and some of the media reported the story in such a way that it says she deserve that treatment, and you see that reaction in general toward criminals. The same thing happened with Walter Palmer, for shooting a lion, and an eastern European girl whose name I don't know, who threw puppies into a river. It just bothers me how seriously things like harassment and bullying are taken, but is then undermined or outright thrown away when it's done to a wrongdoer. And I've personally experienced so many times that people can't always be trusted to be fair and unbiased, and that attitude can exist among law makers and authorities too, which means there isn't real justice. I tried posting links to these videos but it didn't work.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 25, 2016 4:47 PM GMT
    I think if you have threats on your life, especially when your behavior is considered "hateful" should be taken seriously. Any threats should be in this day and age
    for obvious reasons.
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    May 25, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
    EVERYONE must take all forms of death threats. harassments, and stalking (whether online/Internet/cyber, in person, written or oral) seriously. Perpetrators, most of whom are bullies, are encouraged and energized to do more when they're not taken to task or held accountable. Complacency breeds violence, and violence leads to more violence. There are laws in the US that protect people from threats, harassment and stalking. For example, there are federal and state laws on cyber-stalking and cyber-harassment. Aggrieved individuals/victims of these acts have both civil and criminal recourse. While it may take patience, commitment and some resources to prosecute a civil or criminal case, in the end it's all worth it. I've experienced stalking and harassment before, and in both instances I was able to subpoena relevant records from the perpetrators' ISPs/telecom providers and thus trace the perpetrators. Perpetrators of cyber death threats, harassment and stalking think, wrongly, that they're completely anonymous, unreachable and immune from potential liability. Think again. Let me state this unequivocally as an experienced lawyer: the arms of the law are very, very, very long.
  • Triggerman

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    May 26, 2016 7:05 PM GMT
    I had a stalker. Ex-boy friend. Used to sit outside my house all night. Dreaming of what I have no idea but I would get notes on my car's windshield. One said" Life's biggest regrets are choices not taken". That went on for two years. Finally I had enough. He was in his car outside my place, again, and I walked up and stuck a 9mm Smith and Wesson 915 in his face. I said leave, never contact me again, or I will shoot you. Never heard from or seen him again. Would I have shot him? No, the gun was not loaded. But it worked.
  • Triggerman

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    May 26, 2016 7:15 PM GMT
    We all want the government or Police to take care of us. I am old school. I see a problem, I solve it. Would I have shot him? If he came into my house yep. Sitting in a car outside, no. He was just a mixed up kid with serious issues. I took steps to protect myself and I made a statement that his craziness would not be tolerated.
  • ANTiSociaLiNJ...

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    May 27, 2016 1:57 AM GMT
    ^ A bit of an over the top approach to get rid of a stalker. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 27, 2016 6:43 AM GMT
    I only take seriously death threats against me, my family, and my friends. The rest are on their own.