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Jail Time for Offensive Postings?

~ The Rebel ~ 2013/01/05 15:19:11

How many people would be in jail if annoying or offending a person were against the law? The answer: pretty much everyone. If you think that you might be one of these people and you like to send information electronically, there are a few places you should probably avoid.

Vernon County, Wisconsin, is among a growing number of jurisdictions that are implementing so-called cyber-bullying laws. A Vernon County ordinance makes it a crime to “send information to another person by electronic means with the intent to annoy, offend, demean, ridicule, degrade, belittle, disparage, or humiliate any person.” There is an exception if the information serves a “legitimate purpose.”

The statute is a clear violation of the First Amendment.

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  • TidBit 2013/01/06 04:46:16
    TidBit
    +6
    exactly. I guess this means we can go to jail for telling the truth about the current administration. lock me up.

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  • Alacrity 2013/01/17 09:20:32 (edited)
    Alacrity
    +1
    Hail no!
  • GoDucks5 2013/01/17 05:36:47
    GoDucks5
    +1
    Why don't we arrest everyone on Sodahead? Yeah, I might get lucky and get released due to not having enough beds and cells.
  • Food Stamp Papa 2013/01/17 02:59:34
    Food Stamp Papa
    we don't need more exuses to throw people in jail for every little thing,in fact,some should be let out
  • Food Stamp Papa 2013/01/17 00:37:12 (edited)
    Food Stamp Papa
    +1
    oh god,i'd be in trouble lol,i sometimes annoy people. i think that's going a bit far,i can see if you threatened someone's life though. most of the time though,people can be blocked and muted.
  • charles nelson 2013/01/07 16:12:22
    charles nelson
    +2
    just leave it with threats and raise your kids not to be overly sensitive about what other people say........ it's goin to happen so talk to your kids.
  • RevJim 2013/01/06 18:26:11
    RevJim
    +2
    There is no human being on earth who can be nice to everyone, or not offend somebody. They might as well outlaw personal opinions, and maybe even voting according to our personal feelings.
  • MsDianna 2013/01/06 17:47:53
    MsDianna
    +2
    Lord help us JESUS! We're all guilty of annoying or offending someone some time or the other. Praise God! what I like doesn't mean you're going to like what I like or that you're going to agree with me. I thought that's what America is all about that we have the right to speak our minds. I don't intentionally try to be hurtful to anyone. I try to treat others as I want to be treated. Isn't that what most of all of us were taught. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
  • Kurt 2013/01/06 16:25:37
    Kurt
    +1
    So it would be against the law to ask them to kill themselves? : )
  • RJeffreySavlov 2013/01/06 14:36:09
    RJeffreySavlov
    +2
    jail time is a joke but a ban from e-mail, facebook, twitter and all social media participation would be appropriate.
  • NightRyder 2013/01/06 13:52:38 (edited)
    NightRyder
    +3
    This is no suprise. There are two amendments that annoy the hell out of Democrats, that is the First and Second Ammendments. The Democratic Government in general hate the Tenth and the Eleventh Amendment as well. They are against Article 4, clause 4 as well, not to mention the parts of the Constitution that forbid any rank of Royality, or the one that sets the standards against traitors, unless of course, it happens to be a Republican, in that case, the law is just as fit as a fiddle. Now, let's see, what does that leave?
  • Bill 2013/01/06 13:18:32
    Bill
    +3
    These so called educated lawmaker both Federal and State can kiss my butt. OOP"S, should not have said that, some of these freak job may attempt to take up my offer.
  • hapman 2013/01/06 11:29:15 (edited)
  • RockerC... hapman 2013/01/06 16:35:27
    RockerChick
    +2
    Though I agree with you abour people getting offended too easily and overly agreeive. It's one thing getting offended by something insignificabt and offending others on purpose, we arent talking about people who get offended easily we are talking about bullies and those live to laugh at the misery of others.
    Thats two different scenarios.
  • hapman RockerC... 2013/01/08 04:21:49
    hapman
    +1
    ok, yeah, I can see that. thanks.
  • Food St... hapman 2013/01/17 02:54:25
    Food Stamp Papa
    +1
    well put!
  • hapman Food St... 2013/01/18 01:11:25
    hapman
    +1
    thank you.
  • Woof 2013/01/06 11:22:34
    Woof
    +3
    It should be rejected flat out.
  • Alacrity 2013/01/06 06:27:06
    Alacrity
    +2
    ppphhhhhtttt
  • TheTruth1313 2013/01/06 06:02:33
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2013/01/06 05:53:22
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +3
    Has anyone else ever said anything someone took totally the wrong way, very unexpected that they did that, and you were like...WTF?

    I'd like to see how that that statute is written.
  • Ozymandias 2013/01/06 05:48:03
  • Muver 2013/01/06 04:57:05
    Muver
    +3
    Then I guess every SH, Cheesehead from Vernon County better be deactivating their account here...Or we better be checking profiles before responding...What you do in the privacy of your own home on the net should not be the object of scrutiny by the government...if the government want to be up someones but, it is the web sites butt they need to be up...
  • TidBit 2013/01/06 04:46:16
    TidBit
    +6
    exactly. I guess this means we can go to jail for telling the truth about the current administration. lock me up.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/01/06 04:42:48
  • Food St... I NEED ... 2013/01/17 02:55:27
    Food Stamp Papa
    +1
    trolling is fun!
  • Centrist_Bill 2013/01/06 04:40:57
    Centrist_Bill
    +4
    <<<< Shakes head, walks away and says to self oh well one more state that isnt going to be seeing my money.
  • JustBeingAtPeace 2013/01/06 04:36:02
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +4
    I just don't like facebook more and more everyday but when I was on it I found the "block" and "unfriend" button very easily to click for ignorant people. Js
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2013/01/06 04:32:34
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +2
    Agreed it is a violation and they have to know it.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2013/01/06 04:27:06
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +4
    IF the WOULD-BE-OFFENDERS ARE SMART ENOUGH, THEY WILL NEVER

    GET CAUGHT; THINK of WHAT YOU WRITE WILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE as IT

    BECOMES EVIDENCE to INDICT YOU IN the COURT of LAW! DO NOT LEAVE A

    PAPER TRAIL! DON'T DO IT!
  • SemperRick 2013/01/05 23:30:18
    SemperRick
    +3
    Well that's a wide interpetation and a crock of sheet.
  • Shifting Piece 2013/01/05 18:50:12
    Shifting Piece
    +2
    afaois

    Go ahead and put me in jail..I'll be out for good behavior in a short time anyway.
    I'm gonna post whatever the hell I want on MY Facebook. If you don't like it, unfriend me. If you still see me, block me. You don't like the site, deactivate-or don't join!
    My NYE posts were incredibly offensive and insensitive--you know what I got for that? Laughter. Not jail time--my friends all thought they were amusing and asked me to keep up my dumb rants. We were having a good time.
    Cyberbullying is a damn joke. There are block buttons. I'm a fan of troll pages on Facebook, and my god, the amount of people threatening to call the police is INSANE. Hilarious, actually. People will use ANYTHING as a scapegoat.


    Viva la 1st amendment.
  • Food St... Shiftin... 2013/01/17 00:39:49
    Food Stamp Papa
    agreed
  • RockerChick 2013/01/05 16:09:32
    RockerChick
    +4
    Maybe they'll learn that way. Cyber bulling or any type if bulling shouldn't be tolerated. We need to practice respect with oneself and others. Yeah it might be a violation of the first Amendment but you don't give a gun to someone who isn't responsible enough to use it right? The same should go for a lot of things. Most people aren't mature enough for "Freedom." They overuse it. And when that happens That Freedom isnt freedom but pure libertinism.
    Plus the Constitution was writen so long ago and people has changed, for worse for the most part. The laws that worked before doesnt mean they'll work nowadays in the society we live in.
    But thats my opinion..
  • ken RockerC... 2013/01/05 16:41:07
    ken
    +2
    It's your opinion no matter how ridiculous it sounds. And by golly, it's your right to sound ridiculous.
  • RockerC... ken 2013/01/05 16:49:43
    RockerChick
    +3
    I can see why you are against bullies spending some time in jail ;)
  • ken RockerC... 2013/01/05 16:52:57
    ken
    +2
    Sorry. I couldn't help myself. I hate it when our public school system puts out people that are against the Constitution. I blame teachers and the media. It's not your fault.
  • RockerC... ken 2013/01/05 17:02:30
    RockerChick
    +3
    The Constitution is to protect people's rights. Shouldn't be there to cover up bad actions or to degrade others. Im not against the Constitution. I'm against of people that don't follow it or only decide to follow what they think fits them better. Or to cause problems and their excuse "it's freedom of speech." People who feel the need to insult others in person or over the internet shouldn't be given that right. It should be earned. Though in all honesty it will never happen. There will always people that try to create problems while other people try to fix them. That's how it is.
  • Osk RockerC... 2013/01/06 05:21:36
    Osk
    +4
    I completely agree with you!! :-)
  • ken Osk 2013/01/06 17:54:03
    ken
    +2
    Of course you do.
  • Osk ken 2013/01/06 19:09:12
    Osk
    +1
    And your point is?

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