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Brave New Bullying—How to Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying

Excellent advice, and it encourages and inspires. “Starve them.” I’ve said the same thing. Thanks so much for this post.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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I’ve talked before about how I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Recently, I have started assisting with teaching the kid’s class. It is shocking how much time we devote to training kids to stand up to bullies. Bullies, in my opinion, are among the lowest known existing lifeforms. I wouldn’t want to insult cockroaches and fleas by drawing a comparison.

I’d love to say that we leave bullies behind when we are no longer kids, but I think bullying just gets worse and harder to fight. As writers, we deal with bullies a lot. Tragically, I’ve received many messages from semi-suicidal writers who left their dream profession because they had the misfortune of landing in the crosshairs of cyberbullies and no longer could endure the stress.

I have a hard time blaming them. I know what it is like to be willing to do anything to escape the torment.

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Faces of Racism Pt 3

Appeals, Requests for Sanctions & petitions ohh my… (Make the insanity stop)

Hi! Santiago here.

There hasn’t been much of a change in Mr. Stalkers behavior since losing his bid for a restraining order and having one issued against him. But we expected that.  I mean after all we are dealing with a mentally ill individual who in his own mind, seems to believe he is untouchable.

cyber-harassment-provocation-online-harassment-internet-harassment-ipredator-internet-safety-imageSince the final order was entered, his harassment hasn’t stopped.  In fact he has advanced his harassment to the point where there is currently an active investigation in the works for violations. So what has exactly happened since? Well in late August Mr. Stalker decided to ask the appellate court to re-instate his temporary restraining order that request was denied.

Shortly after having been denied his request to re-instate the temporary restraining order, Mr. Stalker motioned the court to sanction me.  The court denied his request.  As expected, not satisfied with the outcome of both orders, Mr. Stalker decided to petition the court for a restraining order, filing a new case claiming he is being harassed once again, and stating its continued harassment post our June 2nd hearing.

Fortunately, the judge denied his request immediately and stated that the case has already been heard and ruled on.  It’s currently in the 5th district court of appeals pending ruling. I initially had no idea he made a 2nd attempt through the court to obtain a restraining order. Read the rest of this entry

The Tarnished History and Image of Police Departments

Long before there was a police force in America, there were sheriffs. The office of sheriff has its roots in 9th century England. According to the National Law Enforcement Museum, the early policing system was modeled after the English structure, which incorporated the watch, constables, and sheriffs (derived from the British term, “shire-reeves”) in a community-based police organization. The British system developed from “kin policing” dating back to about 900 A.D., in which law enforcement power was in the people’s hands, and they were responsible for their families or “kin.”) Early law enforcement was reactionary, rather than pre-emptive—the watch usually responded to criminal behavior only when requested by victims or witnesses.

Then called a “reeve,” what is now known as the Sheriff in America, was an individual originally selected by the serfs to be their informal social and governmental leader.   The reeve soon became the Kings appointed representative to protect the King’s interest and act as mediator with people.

In the United States, approximately 98 percent of sheriffs are elected. Good, bad or mediocre, what sets the office of sheriff apart from the police force, is that the sheriff’s office is accountable to the citizens through the election process. Read the rest of this entry

It took 8 Months of Investigation, But Man Is Arrested for Cyber-bullying

CYBERSTALKERS-CYBERSTALKING-PREVENTION-INTERNET-SAFETY-IPREDATORIt involved 38 alleged victims across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.  Investigation took 8 months and involved law enforcement agencies in B.C. Ontario, New Brunswick, Halifax, the State of Michigan and in the U.K., Hertfordshire and London.

Robert Campbell, (42) of Ottawa, Canada, now faces;

 

  • 27 counts of criminal harassment.
  • 85 counts of defamation libel.
  • 69 counts of identity fraud.

A victim said that Campbell posted fake, defamatory social media profiles for him, his daughter, and his mother. He worried that his children would be hindered in applying for school because of the fake profiles.

The posting of profiles and social media pages impersonating others, is considered identity fraud. Read the rest of this entry

Pair jailed for sending abusive tweets to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez

 

 

From across the pond, but just goes to show what can happen when the wrong persons are threatened on Twitter.

Cyber-Extortion – Jared James Abrahams Arrested

Some people who commit cyber-crime, because they are not  immediately arrested, do not believe that law enforcement takes it seriously and brushes away victims.  Others think that they can stay hidden because they disguise their online identity.  Jared Abrahams now knows better.  He faces up to 11 years in prison.

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Jared Abrahams

On September 26, 2013, Bill L. Lewis, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, and André Birotte, Jr., United States Attorney for the Central District of California issued a press release announcing the arrest of 19-year old Jared James Abrahams of Temecula, CA.  On September 17, 2013, Abrahams was charged in a federal criminal complaint filed under seal in the United States District Court in Orange County.  According to the complaint, investigation began around March 2013. Read the rest of this entry

A Message To Re-Bloggers, Friends, and Supporters

cycle of bullyingYesterday, someone brought to my attention that they visited a blog that was linked on  Blackbutterfly7, and discovered a disparaging comment about me personally.  A blogger who re-blogged Shellie Zimmerman’s letter to Judge Lester has not yet approved my comment in response to Miss Filth, so I have copied it below.

(9/4/2013 UPDATE.  I checked on http://teesepowell.wordpress.com, and she approved my comment, and also removed Miss Filth’s comment.    Thank you, Tess. At your convenience, please check out Tess’ blog.)

Those who know about the cyber-harasser, doxer, impersonator, identity thief, know that I refer to her as Miss Filth.  Of the year that Miss Filth has stalked, harassed, and threatened me, I’ve only posted one comment in response to her on this blog.   That time, I thought it was necessary to expose that she sends comments to blogs using the names or handles of  George Zimmerman supporters — people that she agrees with on Zimmerman support and White Supremacists blogs.    If she doesn’t use their handles or names as the sender, she uses them in the fake email addresses.  (Her IP address is always the same.) Read the rest of this entry

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