Amanda Todd's tormentor outed by group Anonymous

Discussion in 'Bullies and Stalkers' started by Holmes_S, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Holmes_S

    Holmes_S New Member

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  3. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl A Nancy Drew Wannabe

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    Ha!

    Not so fun when the tables are turned huh..........freak.

    Good for the group Anon.....
     
  4. nervous_nellie

    nervous_nellie Carpe Noctem

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    ~n/t~ New Member

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  6. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    Yeah, I wondered. So within 30 seconds of digging, I found out why.

    Anonymous appears to have got it wrong.

    While the idea of faceless masses of vigilantes achieving what the police etc cannot is truly appealing (and I have personally cheered a couple of their campaigns on), it should be remembered that Anonymous "is legion" -- ie, comprised of a really large and eclectic bunch of people on the internet, the majority of whom do not actually know each other from soap.

    And just as it is in any crowd made of loosely connected hordes of people, some are a whole lot smarter than others.

    This said, outing a predator isn't a bad thing to do. If he really is one. They got that bit right, anyway.
     
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    Unless I read that incorrectly, Anon got some of the details wrong, but the guy they fingered has a history of the same sort of behavior in the past, correct? I mean, how common is that name? He also said he "sort of" knew the girl. So, was he or was he not the same guy who has the history of this from the year before? And on top of that, he knows the guy who "really" did it? Doesn't sound to me like they got the wrong guy, just some of the details wrong (like address and employment).

    Either I haven't had enough coffee yet today, or this guy is into child porn, knows others into child porn, and knew the victim, so he's guilty of something, no?
     
  10. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    I didn't say he was innocent. Just that they got things wrong (causing several innocent people to be severely harassed, with death threats, etc).

    And what they got wrong is a bunch of easily verifiable information. I just think that folks who can't be bothered verifying the accused's actual address, etc, might want to do that before making announcements about him.

    The RCMP also said their accusations were "unfounded" at this point.

    I don't think they are, tbh. I think this pack of pedo opportunists need to be thrown in prison. Or to the mob, either/or.

    But rather than announcing half-arsed info to the world, creating lynch mobs armed with the wrong information, could the members of Anon responsible not have just turned their info to the cops?

    Just not a very smart move, I think.
     
  11. SapphireSteel

    SapphireSteel New Member

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    Yep the trouble with freedom of speech is that it cuts both ways.

    This guy has probably lost his job, his son also may be affected because he is a chip off the old block.

    The more I think about it, the more I feel there should be some sort of permanent warning tattooed across the foreheads of those who are guilty of child porn or violence.
     
  12. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Can't believe I had not really heard about this case before this thread. How sad and tragic. It is really horrible to think that some jerk on the internet talked her into posting a few topless pictures, and then those pictures and his threats with them were just too much. A lot of lessons to be learned there.... first; don't post pictures like that to ANYONE! second; if you DO post pictures, don't be threatened with them... I honestly wish I could have found her and told her to tell this jerk to go to He!! - post the pictures, yes, they are of me.... SO WHAT???? That is the reason I would never, ever, ever, want to be a teenager again in this world - unless I could take my current attitude with me. The world always has been full of haters, and always will be. The best thing is to develop an "I don't give a f!!!!" attitude and roll on down the road. Hats off to Anonymous for their efforts in exposing this guy. I am not totally convinced they got it wrong.
     
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    I don't think it was the pictures that bothered her as much as the reaction from her peers. She was beaten up while groups watched over and over. Her family had her change schools, moved her to a different location, and that sick a&&hole made her life hell everywhere she went, and she'd get beat up again. I wish I could have talked with her, too. I would have shown her how to turn the tables on the people beating on her, empowered her to be her own activist, and encouraged her to go to the police. Too late now. How tragic.
     
  14. Paragirl

    Paragirl If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up wh

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    Dangerous. Anonymous is trying to do good, but what if they're wrong. People always remember the negative news.
     

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