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San Diego cop fears camera is weapon http://youtu.be/qbUvvyXoExI
By Dylan DeBarr.WWH/CJE – I had just been told that my daughter was raped. I glance toward the door. I feel drunk, as if my legs can’t hold my weight. I grasp the window sill and push my forehead against the window. I need air. I gasp, choking on the silent scream that sticks in my throat. Thick, like molasses, I can’t swallow it or vomit it up.By Dylan DeBarr.WWH/CJE – I had just been told that my daughter was raped. I... more
LaShawn Simmons, 41-year-old math teacher at Beverly Hills Intermediate School, Pasadena, Texas, has been accused of engaging in alleged sexual relations with at least four high school students.
Simmons was charged with sexual assault of a child, two counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student, online solicitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. In addition to sex acts with minor boys, female teacher also sent inappropriate Facebook messages to boys and explicit texts and nude pictures were sent from her cell phone.
A two-month investigation began after police got a complaint from a student’s parent who discovered Facebook messages between her son and Simmons in December. Investigators say they found Simmons had sex with two adults and two juveniles who attend J. Frank Dobie High School. Simmons, who had worked as ateacher for the middle school for last 14 years, was placed quickly on administrative leave after the complaint was made. According to documents, investigators found several nude pictures of the male students and several sexually explicit conversations with the teens on Simmons cell phone. After identifying the teens, they admitted to investigators in separate interviews that they had sex with LaShawn Simmons, who had been their teacher, at her apartment after school. One student admitted to trading nude pictures with her via text message.
http://femalesexoffenders.com/fso/index.php/the-news/798-pasadena-teacher-accused-of-sex-with-four-studentsLaShawn Simmons, 41-year-old math teacher at Beverly Hills Intermediate School,... more
“The Six Dollar Fifty Man” is an inspiring short film directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, produced at New Zealand’s Sticky Pictures for NZ Shorts. The award-winning short film premiered with Special Distinction in Cannes 2009, received the Jury Prize for Filmmaking at Sundance 2010 and was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2011 Academy Awards.
“The Six Dollar Fifty Man” tells the story of eight-year-old Andy, who is forced to cope with daily struggles against bullying and abuse at a suppressive elementary school in rural New Zealand. The gutsy little boy has created a fantasied superhero world, in which his wild imagination allows him to perform extraordinary physical feats to withstand pain, scale buildings and leap from tall rooftops to deal with the school bullies and his constantly disparaging teacher. However, when Andy gets into trouble with the headmaster, he realizes that in order to save himself and his only friend, he must find the courage to confront his problems in the real world.
This piece includes photographs and the acclaimed short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/the-six-dollar-fifty-man-the-world-gets-a-new-hero/“The Six Dollar Fifty Man” is an inspiring short film directed by Mark... more
By Winona LaDuke
The neighboring Kaschewan Village is in similar disarray. They have been boiling water, and importing water. The village almost had a complete evacuation due to health conditions, and , “ … fuel shortages are becoming more common among remote northern Ontario communities right now,” Alvin Fiddler, Deputy Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a regional advocacy network explained to a reporter. That’s because the ice road used to truck in a year’s supply of diesel last winter did not last as long as usual. “Everybody is running out now. We’re looking at a two-month gap” until this winter’s ice road is solid enough to truck in fresh supplies, Mr. Fiddler said in an interview.
Kashechewan’s chief and council are poised to shut down the band office, two schools, the power generation centre, the health clinic and the fire hall because the buildings were not heated and could no longer operate safely. “ In addition some 21 homes had become uninhabitable,” according to Chief Derek Stephen . Those basements had been flooded last spring, as the weather patterns changed. Just as a side note, in 2007, some 21 Cree youth from Kashechewan attempted to commit suicide, and the Canadian aboriginal youth suicide rate is five times the national average. Both communities are beneficiaries of an agreement with DeBeers.
The Lost Boys of Aamjiwnaang
Back at Aamjiwnaang, the Ojibwe have blockaded the tracks. Those are tracks that are full of chemical trains, lots of them. There are some 62 industrial plants in what the Canadian government calls Industrial Valley. The Aamjiwnaang people would like to call it home , but they’ve a few challenges in their house.
“If the prime minister will not listen to our words, perhaps he’ll pay attention to our actions,” Chief Chris Plain explained to the media. There’s a recent Men’s Health magazine article called,“ The Lost Boys of Aamjiwnaang”. That’s because the Ojibwe Reserve of Aamjiwnaang has few boys. Put it this way, in a normal society, there are about l05 boys to l00 girls, born, that’s the odds for a thousand years or so. However, at Aamjiwnaang, things are different.
Between l993 and 2003, there had been two girls born for every boy to the tribal community, one of the steepest declines ever recorded in birth gender ratio. As one reporter notes, “these tribal lands have become a kind of petri dish for industrial pollutants. And in this vast, real-time experiment, the children of Aamjiwnaang (AHM-ju-nun) are the lab rats. I might have written "boys of Aamjiwnaang," but actually, there are a lot fewer of them around to experiment on. ..”
This trend is international, particularly in more industrialized countries, and the odd statistics at Aamjiwnaang, are indicative of larger trends. The rail line, known as the St. Clair spur, carries CN and CSX trains to several large industries in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley . Usually four or five trains move through a day, all full of chemicals. The Ojibwe have faced a chronic dosage of chemicals for twenty five years, and are concerned about the health impacts. They are also concerned about proposals to move tar sands oil through their community in a pre-existing pipeline.
The Idle No More movement is fired by the recent passing of the omnibus budget Bill C-45, which was approved by the Senate in a 50-27 vote. Aboriginal leaders charge the Conservative government with pushing the bill through without consulting them. They note the bill infringes on their treaty rights, compromises ownership of their land and takes away protection for Canada’s waterways .In the US, the Native community has been coming out in numbers and regalia to support the Canadian Native struggle to protect the environment- drawing attention at the same time to simlar concerns and issues here in the US. For instance, Ojibwe from the Keewenaw Bay Community in Michigan , rallied against a Rio Tinto Zinc mine project, and Navajo protesters in Flagstaff continued opposing a ski project with manufactured snow at a sacred mountain.
Pamela Paimeta , a spokesperson for the Idle No More movement in Canada, urges the larger community to see what is occuring across the country as a reality check. “the first Nations are the last best hope that Canadians have for protecting land for food and clean water for the future- not just for our people but for Canadians as well. So this country falls or survives on whether they acknowledge- or recognize and implement those aboriginal and treaty rights. So they need to stand with us and protect what is essential.”
To all those who posted recently about "apologies" to the Native Americans in America, you should all read about and support this movement in Canada. The time has come.By Winona LaDuke Excerpt: The neighboring Kaschewan Village is in similar... more
They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.
Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.
A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.
The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready ATMs on its Web site.
Full Story: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_ugar_on_me_0Hq1d3iPnvj2RwpsEDS7MN?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newletter%20-%20AUTO%202013-01-06They’re on the dole — and watching the pole. Welfare recipients took... more
The cute tiger cubs you see at fairs, malls and parking lots will spend their entire lives in tiny cages or will be killed for their body parts to use in traditional asian medicine. It is estimated that there are 10,000 to 20,000 big cats currently held in private ownership in the U.S., although the exact number remains a mystery...
Since 1990, U.S. incidents involving captive big cats—including tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs and lion/tiger hybrids—have resulted in the deaths of 21 humans, 247 maulings, 259 escapes, 143 big cats deaths and 132 confiscations.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help put an end to the abuse of big cats and help ensure the safety of the public .... This is the most important bill to ever be introduced to protect big cats. Please click the link and contact your state representatives letting them know that you support H.R.4122 - http://bigcatrescue.org/2012/big-cats-and-public-safety-protection-hr-4122
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieaELpr7YscThe cute tiger cubs you see at fairs, malls and parking lots will spend their entire... more
Wendy Murphy offered The National Collegiate Athletic Association a policy for sexual assault/harassment two years ago on behalf of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes. They turned it down, but the sanctions levied post Penn State finally got the ball rolling.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's recent sanctions against Penn State don't fit the crime given how much harm was done to so many victims. The systematic abuse of children should have caused long-term intense pain for a university that knowingly allowed Jerry Sandusky to use Penn State as a virtual torture chamber.
Some assumed and feared that Emmert's get-tough approach with Penn State was a flash-in-the pan. But the NCAA signaled otherwise two weeks ago with yet another announcement that the Division 1 board of directors had crafted bold new rules--no details available yet--to better address misconduct.
Some say sexual misconduct, even by athletes, isn't the NCAA's responsibility because the organization is only supposed to address sports-related issues. But the NCAA requires member schools to comply with standards of fair play, sportsmanship and good character. Criminal conduct is clearly inconsistent with any of that.
Read the full story at http://womensenews.org/story/sexual-harassment/120827/penn-state-sanctions-too-little-good-startWendy Murphy offered The National Collegiate Athletic Association a policy for sexual... more
Kathia Maria Davis, 45-year-old Orange County woman has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. The jury could not reach a verdict on whether she did the same to a 13-year-old. Davis was found guilty of four felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was acquitted of one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and the jury hung on four counts alleging she performed lewd acts with a then-13-year-old boy.
Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker alleged Davis provided alcohol to members of her son’s hockey team and sexually assaulted at least two of them between 2005 and 2010. Authorities eventually were notified after the 16-year-old’s mother revealed to Davis’ ex-husband that her son admitted to having sexual liaisons with Davis.
Davis, who was taken into custody after the verdicts, could face up to five years in prison, Cohn said. However, she could also be placed on probation and might be able to serve her time in a county jail while avoiding a lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Davis’ home developed a reputation for being a “party house” where the hockey players could gain easy access to alcohol. The older boy, who was 16 at the time, had sex with the defendant in the summer of 2010, according to the prosecutor. Indignant parents confronted Davis at some point about the parties at her home and she promised to dial it down. Last summer, the boy and Davis had sex again on a couple more occasions and the boy eventually told his mother.
When confronted by investigators, Davis denied having sex with the older boy, but then later acknowledged it. Davis alleged the younger boy “came on to her and she rebuffed him”. According to Davis lawyer, his client consistently denied initiating any sexual contact with the younger boy. The boy and Davis’ son “got into alcohol” in the house and got drunk. As the two boys and Davis’ daughter were watching television and were dozing off, the 13-year-old tried to kiss Davis. “She shoved him away and said, `What the heck are you doing? This ain’t happening. You’ve had too much to drink,”‘ according to defence. Davis felt compelled to tell the boy’s mother what happened, but was “leery” because she was concerned that he had gotten drunk during a stay at her home. The defense attorney said even after the incident, the boy’s mother planned a trip to the Bahamas for her family and Davis’ family.
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http://themothersinheat.blogspot.fi/2012/08/kathia-davis-allowed-teens-to-party-at.htmlKathia Maria Davis, 45-year-old Orange County woman has been found guilty of sexually... more
I had just been told that my daughter was raped. I glance toward the door. I feel drunk, as if my legs can’t hold my weight. I grasp the window sill and push my forehead against the window. I need air. I gasp, choking on the silent scream that sticks in my throat. Thick, like molasses, I can’t swallow it or vomit it up.I had just been told that my daughter was raped. I glance toward the door. I feel... more
From the youtube description: The issue of whether it is legit to film police at work or not has been causing a lot of discussion lately, before DC police chief put it blunt in a statement RT obtained from the Police Department, that it was allowed to do so in public places.
http://youtu.be/B6KL9YYX5nIFrom the youtube description: The issue of whether it is legit to film police at work... more
Caution! THIS STORY IS ABOUT THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN!
A for-profit health company bought by Bain -- that Romney profits from -- has exploded in size and tales of neglect
By Art Levine
"The failure at Youth Care was not due simply to the carelessness of a few workers — a point underscored when a Utah court found that the threshold needed to pursue criminal negligence charges against the two monitors in 2008 wasn’t met and the charges were dismissed. And it wasn’t the only example of alleged negligence or abuse at treatment centers for adult addicts and “troubled teens” that are owned by Aspen’s parent company, CRC Health Group, according to a Salon investigation based on government reports, court filings and official complaints by parents and employees, along with interviews with former clients and staff."Caution! THIS STORY IS ABOUT THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN! A for-profit health company... more
The ratification of the Russian-US adoption agreement will enable an inspection of the Ranch for Kids organization as well as other companies dealing with adoption practices, Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation Pavel Astakhov said.
HELENA, Mont. — The Russian government officials arrived with a Moscow television crew in tow at the gates of a ranch for adopted children in remote northwestern Montana and demanded to be let inside.
Among them was Russian children rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, the man who was calling Joyce Sterkel's Ranch For Kids Project a "trash can for unwanted children" on his website.
Whether it was a made-for-TV confrontation for viewers back home or a serious bid to gain entry, Sterkel kept the two dozen children inside and away from the gate. The Russians didn't try to enter the property, but Astakhov vowed to return and shut the ranch down.
As a bilateral adoption agreement between the U.S. and Russia wends its way through the ratification process, Sterkel is concerned that Astakhov will try to make good on the promise he made that day, June 28.
"This is a test case. This is to test the integrity of the bilateral agreement to see if they have the muscle to come onto American soil and push their way in," Sterkel said Tuesday. "I think they want to see if they really can come in and visit children without parental consent."
Russia's lower parliamentary body on Tuesday approved the agreement signed last year by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that regulates the adoption of Russian children by Americans. Negotiations began in 2010 after Torry Hansen sent her then 7-year-old adopted son, Artyom Saveliev, back to Russia with a letter saying he was violent and disturbed and she didn't want to be his mother anymore.
That led to outrage in Russia and temporarily halted American adoptions of Russian children, of which there have been more than 60,000 to date. That anger has now landed at Sterkel's doorstep, with Astakhov making serious allegations against her Ranch For Kids.
He claims the Ranch For Kids is a place for American parents to cast off their adopted children, and that the children there receive substandard education, health care and lack security.
"These children are completely isolated from the outside world, which is grounds for violating their rights. It has not been made clear to us whether the children receive the necessary help and treatment, which is why the condition of the Russian kids at the ranch causes concerns," Astakhov said in comments carried by the news agency RIA Novosti.
Sterkel bristles at Astakhov's claims and says he is wrong on every count.
Her ranch for troubled adopted children, many of them Russian and many of whom suffer from the damages caused by alcohol and drugs ingested by their mothers while pregnant, has operated in the tiny community of Eureka near the Canadian border since 2003.
There are now 25 kids on the ranch. Ten of them are from Russia, with others from China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Haiti, Ethiopia and other countries. Their ages vary, and their troubles range from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder to the aftereffects of spending their early lives in difficult conditions in orphanages.
Some are violent or have threatened violence. Others have committed crimes because they don't understand the consequences of their actions. Many are developmentally delayed because of brain damage.
"They are living with parents who love them very much, they just need help with behavior issues," Sterkel said.
Parents pay $3,500 a month to send their children to the ranch, and the length of their stay is determined month by month, Sterkel said.
Laurie Jarvis sent her adopted Russian child there in 2005 when he was 11. Jarvis said the Ranch For Kids gave her son a structured environment with a strict routine that involved classwork and outdoor activities such as horseback riding, giving him the chance to step away from the hectic pace of American culture.
The Ranch For Kids is often the last hope for a lot of parents who have nowhere else to turn, she said.
"It isn't that parents can't handle their children, it's the exact opposite," Jarvis said. "Parents want to handle their children, so they turn to places where they are able to manage them."
Russian officials from the consulate in Seattle have twice visited the ranch before, in 2010 and 2011. Both were friendly visits, Sterkel said. But she was suspicious of Astakhov when he requested the June 28 visit, sensing that he wanted to turn her ranch into a political prop with the U.S.-Russia adoption agreement in the spotlight.
She turned down the request.
"They came anyway," she said.
Sterkel said she believes the real motive behind Astakhov's claims is to bring more lawsuits against adoptive parents. Astakhov earlier this year said Russia is suing Hansen for $2,300 a month for her former adopted child's foster care and "psychological correction."
Sterkel said she is concerned that the U.S.-Russian adoption treaty may help Russian officials like Astakhov establish such legal claims and said any parent with an adopted child from Russia should be, too.
"If adoptive parents knew what was in this agreement, they'd be freaked out," Sterkel said. "The thought that a foreign government can come and harass me, a property owner, is outrageous. If we don't have sovereignty within our own country to protect us against a foreign government, we don't have anything."
A State Department spokesman who would only speak on background said the agency "has assisted the Russian Embassy in Washington with communicating their concerns about the Ranch for Kids with the appropriate authorities in Montana."
The agency had no immediate comment on Sterkel's concerns that the agreement would allow Russian officials access to private property with the cooperation of local officials, regardless of parental consent.
The adoption agreement must be approved by the Federation Council, which is the upper house of Russia's parliament, and President Vladimir Putin. Both sides must then agree to procedures implementing the agreement before it is implemented.
http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_07_10/Astakhov-seeking-Ranch-for-Kids-closure/The ratification of the Russian-US adoption agreement will enable an inspection of the... more
Police Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City
This story is a tragedy that defies explanation. The mother is most assuredly mentally ill and the abused little girl will suffer mental scars for the rest of her life. The other 2 children involved will probably be placed in the foster care system which is a spin of the ole wheel of fortune, as to whether they will wind up in a safe and loving environment or suffer more abuse from within this, yet another, broken system involving children of the poor. It's a very sad tale that should not be swept under the carpet. We live in a time of social inequality where the top 1 percent of Americans now own 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. How much does the bottom 80 percent own? Only 7 percent, (Read more here: HOW UNEQUAL ARE WE http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/03/334156/top-five-wealthiest-one-percent/ ) these statistics are appalling and result in the mass suffering of our little children. If I were part of the 1 percent living in this New Gilded Age, I don't think I could ever show my face in public let alone run for President of the USA. ( “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” --Mitt Romney--) thinkingblue
PS: Some sad statistics about Foster Care: According to national statistics, 40 to 50 percent of those children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.
80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21. More Here: Statistics suggest bleak futures for children who grow up in foster care
Police Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City
A Kansas City, Mo., mother is behind bars, accused of keeping her 10-year-old daughter locked in a closet, not letting her come out to eat, sleep or even go to the bathroom.
The girl weighed just 32 pounds, and hospital records indicated that she has only gained 6 pounds since she was 4 or 5 years old, according to a police probable cause statement. The girl also suffers from "multiple healing skin injuries and failure to thrive," the statement said.
"She weighed a little over a third of what a 10-year-old should weigh," Kansas City Police Capt. Steve Young said. "We don't know how long or how frequently she's been in there [the closet], but it's clear she'd spent a significant amount of time in there."
Kansas City police met Missouri Children's Division workers outside the apartment building Friday morning after the division received a hotline call about a girl who was locked up and unable to eat or use the restroom.
When a division worker told two women outside the apartment that three children lived in the apartment, the neighbors said they had never seen the third child even though they'd lived there for "several years."
"We never knew of her the whole three years we've been down here," Kimberly Kelley, another neighbor, told ABC's affiliate in Kansas City, KMBC-TV. "She told us she only had two kids." MORE HERE: http://news.yahoo.com/police-rescue-malnourished-girl-closet-kansas-city-161117342--abc-news-topstories.html
Life as a Foster Child
A throw away kid...
This is my story as a foster child. I hope it helps someone understand us, especially the foster parent. I hope it makes the case workers really listen to us. I hope it changes the system, but I'm afraid it won't.
Don't let me mislead you, I am not a child now, but I remember everything. I remember thoughts and feelings, I remember the looks and attitudes of those around me. I was a watcher, a silent, withdrawn watcher. In a way, I still am.
I was taken from a stay in the hospital to the social worker's office. There I met my younger siblings, ( I was the oldest). I didn't know what was happening, but I don't think I cared at the time. I was already broken at this point. I had already shut down emotionally, a child in a box, detatched, going through the motions. I was 7 years old, and very small for my age.
I had no memory of the particular incident that put me in the hospital. It had just happened, and my mind protected me from the memory, it still does to this day.
Yes, we should have been taken.
Don't get me wrong, child services were right in getting us out of that home. It was horrible there. After my mother divorced my dad she married a psycho. No, really, he was clinically psycho. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and even his parents warned my mother to stay away from him. She didn't listen. She moved in with her very young 5 children. I remember so many horrible moments with that monster. So when I finally ended up in the hospital, it was good that we were immediately taken out of the home, but then came foster care.
How can you expect us to be grateful?
This is to all of the foster parents, we don't like you. You have to earn that right. You have to earn our trust, what little we have left, and it won't be easy. Oh, and something else. Don't expect us to be grateful for what you are doing for us. What do we have to be grateful for, anyway? We were ripped from everything and everyone we know. We were thrown to you, and you want us to be grateful? We didn't choose you, and we know you will probably never love us. You are strangers, you are dangerous, you are another set of adults we have to listen to, another set of adults who can hurt us. You have power over us, and we are helpless. Our life lays in pieces around us. We are shattered, damaged, broken. How can you expect us to be grateful? MORE HERE: http://www.squidoo.com/lifeasafosterchildPolice Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City... more
The independent feature film starring Brandon Hilton (internet celebrity/ musician) and Jason Mac (appeared in episodes of The Vampire Diaries and Necessary Roughness) debuted in Greenville, SC June 14, 2012. The film received positive audience reviews and now has a large demand. The film will hit the film festival circuit across the USA 2012.
After an encounter with his high school bully, college senior Adam embarks on an exciting journey of self-discovery.
The film features many musicians across the globe, including Brian Tutunick's band Depravity Scale (Brian was a former member of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, known as Olivia Newton Bundy).
For trailer, news, screen grabs and more:
http://www.facebook.com/MidnightCabaretThe independent feature film starring Brandon Hilton (internet celebrity/ musician)... more
It is from the heart that information leads to action, passion and change, Eve Ensler says, and this play describes and creates the opening of the heart, of the emotions that can lead to self and societal change.It is from the heart that information leads to action, passion and change, Eve Ensler... more
“A woman who was abused on the internet has won court backing in her bid to gain the identities of those who targeted her... Facebook confirmed it would hand over the IP addresses and basic subscriber information requested in the order. As the subscriber information might not be correct, it would be up to Ms Brookes to obtain a further court order to compel internet service providers to reveal which people the IP addresses are connected to. She would then be able to launch legal action.”
The tabloid DailyMail goes one step further, by publishing screenshots:
Cyberbullies have been successfully prosecuted in the past -- but they were posting under their real names. These were using pseudonyms.
Now, we all post under pseudonyms here. And, for the most part, that's just a sensible precaution to protect our privacy. But what if some people find that the anonymity emboldens them to behave towards others in ways they might never dream of doing face to face?
How do you feel about this latest development?
Do you feel it curtails free speech? Or do you think the law is simply catching up at last by confirming that what is illegal offline (slander/libel/harassment) is also illegal online?“A woman who was abused on the internet has won court backing in her bid to gain... more
Today I would like to share one of my personal stories with you. This is no citizen journalism, just a woman telling you about the story of a naive young girl.Today I would like to share one of my personal stories with you. This is no citizen... more