New states laws take aim at ‘digital bullying’

  •   The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Editor’s Note: Make no mistake – new cyberbulling laws grease that slippery slope towards total net censorship, but now states are pushing for felony charges for what looks to be a legal mine field. And it’s all in the name of “protecting children”.

Yamiche Alcindor
USA Today
March 19, 2012

The states — Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine and New York — want to put penalties on the books for the types of digital bullying that led students in several states to commit suicide. Among the victims was Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman who jumped to his death in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to spy on his gay encounter. The roommate, Dharun Ravi, was convicted Friday on 15 counts in a case that drew national attention.

North Carolina passed a law in 2009 to criminalize cyberbullying, making it a misdemeanor for youths under 18.

The trend in legislation is “bringing our laws into the digital age and the 21st century,” said New York state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a Democrat who sponsored a bill to criminalize cyberbullying. “When I was growing up, you had a tangible bully and a fight after school. Now you have hordes of bullies who are terrorizing over the Internet or other forms of social media.” Under Klein’s proposed law, anyone found guilty of using electronics to stalk or harass someone could face a misdemeanor or felony charge that could carry a prison sentence.

Forty-eight states have anti-bullying laws, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The move now is to strengthen those laws and add specific consequences for electronic intimidation and harassment…

Read full report here


This article was posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

White House Tells Parents: Children Could Be Terrorists! See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Al Sharpton: Mob Rat For The FBI See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.