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Old 08-05-2009, 07:39 PM
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Some guy goes on a shooting rampage, people are killed, more are wounded. He has a blog, I guess he wrote about what he was going to do?!? The cops are saying anyone that read the blog had a "legal obligation" to notify them of the blog's content.



It was unclear when the Web diary was posted and whether it had been updated online repeatedly since November or posted in its entirety recently. Moffatt said investigators are trying to determine whether anyone saw it online before the rampage.

"If anyone knew of it, they would have a moral and ethical obligation and legal obligation to bring it forward," the police superintendent said.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...yJfqAD99T31MG0



What "legal obligation" does anyone have to report a blog's content? When and where does that "obligation" end ... only at violent crimes? Are we legally obligated to report when someone blogs about making crank phone calls? What about when a blog omits the obvious -- are we "legally obligated" to presume the obvious and then report it? What if we interrupt a blog wrong -- are we liable for consequences to the blogger that are a result of fulfilling our legal obligation to report it?

This police superintendent is suggesting everyone is supposed to believe everything they ever read in a blog is blogged as true, accurate, and correct. Me thinks this LEO Sup needs to grow up, get a grip on reality.
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"The cops are saying anyone that read the blog had a "legal obligation" to notify them of the blog's content."

It is a shame that officers of the law are so ignorant of the law. Our tax dollars hard at work.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
"The cops are saying anyone that read the blog had a "legal obligation" to notify them of the blog's content."
So what's next, we'll be an accomplice to a crime if we don't report it?
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I don't know about blogs but I do know that if you know of someone planning to do harm to POTUS and do not report it you are considered an accessory. If you know of someone planning on committing a murder you are responsible. I guess your questioning is if reading a public blog is having knowledge and if it applies to mass murderer instead of just planning to harm the president. I think in this case the fact that he blogged about his disappointments about women and his previous visits to the health club when he chickened out could have warned the police to keep an eye on him.
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When Russia was communist the KGB had such a strangle hold on everyone no one would trust anyone. This snitching on a blogger is only one of a few snitching propaganda campaigns Iíve seen lately. If this BS becomes law then Iíd say we are on the same slippery slope Russia once was! If this BS becomes law, then where will it all end??? Iíll tell yah, itíll end somewhere not pretty at all!
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I've read several blogs over the last few months. I believe blogs, like most other things on the internet and even life in general, are sometimes filled with fantasy, sometimes truth, and sometimes a spot in between. If I read a blog that was indicating a possible future crime, I don't know that I'd believe it, much less report it.

Maybe if you followed said blog and saw a downward spiral you might do something such as alert the authorities. But should Joe Lunchbox be expected to differentiate between your average, everyday internet whining and truly actionable writing? I personally don't think so. Should they be held accountable in any way? I suppose a case could be made in certain circumstances but for the majority of the time I don't think so.
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There are a bunch of reportables in the bilge
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I would think that with our ability to data mine the Internet there are posts in the Bilge that have caught the attention of a computer program somewhere. Most of the posts in the bilge are people so busy ranting and raving that they are harmless. It's the quiet, serious ones that make it personal that you have to watch out for. The gym killer related his hatred to how it affected "him" as an individual and not "him" as a class of people.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post


This snitching on a blogger is only one of a few snitching propaganda campaigns Iíve seen lately.

I've noticed that, too.

Originally Posted by OReely View Post

Maybe if you followed said blog and saw a downward spiral you might do something such as alert the authorities.

Maybe because you believe the blog to be true, or likely to be true. I agree with you. But to suggest being "legally obligated" to report any and every fantasy written on any blog ... ?!?

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There are a bunch of reportables in the bilge

That was exactly what I was thinking -- why I started this thread.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
I've noticed that, too.




Maybe because you believe the blog to be true, or likely to be true. I agree with you. But to suggest being "legally obligated" to report any and every fantasy written on any blog ... ?!?




That was exactly what I was thinking -- why I started this thread.
I am surprised that some of those guys down there haven't had secret service show up at their doorsteps already. Although with this President they might have Unions members show up at their door.
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I heard something tonight, by the year 2012 basically the world will be operating on one internet system all running at high speed. What was also discussed was the ease of policing the internet if the internet becomes say one.
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I don't know about the cops, or you guys - but I take the entire internet seriously.


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post

I don't know about the cops, or you guys - but I take the entire internet seriously.

Me to. Ain't nothin' going on in my life worth the time to look into me. Even I'm bored with me.

That said, I ended up in the TSA's list of people that are a potential security risk -- every boarding pass printed with 'SSSS' in the lower right corner (the code for security risk). Every flight I took I got the deluxe screening treatment. Was a pain in the ass until I figured out I could walk to the front of the screening line and show my boarding pass. They would immediately pulled me aside for the deluxe screening -- no waiting in line.

Don't know how I got on the TSA's list, don't know how I got off of it, either. Now, no more 'SSSS' on my boarding pass -- have to stand in line with the little people.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Me to. Ain't nothin' going on in my life worth the time to look into me. Even I'm bored with me.

That said, I ended up in the TSA's list of people that are a potential security risk -- every boarding pass printed with 'SSSS' in the lower right corner (the code for security risk). Every flight I took I got the deluxe screening treatment. Was a pain in the ass until I figured out I could walk to the front of the screening line and show my boarding pass. They would immediately pulled me aside for the deluxe screening -- no waiting in line.

Don't know how I got on the TSA's list, don't know how I got off of it, either. Now, no more 'SSSS' on my boarding pass -- have to stand in line with the little people.
TSA has a Mommy Button.


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When it was on the blog was "freedom of speach",
I'm sure not a snitch, plenty of people say things like that on a blog...

the Inet is full of fantasy...
sometimes even I fantasise somewhat on the INET.

look, that's how it started in Germany, people were "snitching" the "jews", only
a few were crooks...

I'm sure not doing "detective" work without being renumerated (rewarded) somewhat,
if I wanted to be a cop I sure had done it long time ago...

I had been to similar situation's b4 and always decided not to get involved.

There's so many "essay's" on the net, most of them are fantasy
and not worth reporting...

Remember the 3 liberal monkeys:

see no evil, talk no evil, do no evil.

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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post

TSA has a Mommy Button.

How do I get back on the TSA's terrorist list? It made getting onto an airplane easier.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
How do I get back on the TSA's terrorist list? It made getting onto an airplane easier.
It's done.

You owe me.


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
It's done.

You owe me.

OH SHITE!!!

Where do you want me to send the 100ml of cooking grade sake?
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There are a bunch of reportables in the bilge


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We have some on here who wish to do that.


Yep. The DIFFERENCE is that the ones here are saying to do it to protect and save our country & her people. Nobody advocates killing the muslims BECAUSE they are muslim. Unlike the muslims whose approach is to kill all that are not muslim, all who don't believe, etc. They have two goals 1. To kill all non-muslims and 2. To rule the world.

To allow them to continue WILL result in the destruction of our country, and any other country which is non-muslim. They are taking us over from within. They now have infiltrated our government. The POTUS is a muslim. He is bending over backwards to protect these animals, and he is making sure they are able to operate within our borders and more & more within our government. we are in serious danger of losing this battle and too many Americans either refuse to see it or really don't get it.

I hate the idea, I really, really do. I have thought about it often. I see no REAL alternative other than to kill them all. Of course, it won't happen. Therefore we will never be safe from these terrorists. Eventually chances are high that they will strike us with such force and brutality that we won't be able to recover.

The way to combat this plague? Since we won't do what is necessary, then the first thing to do is to remove the head muslim in charge. Then, remove ANY and ALL muslims that holed ANY position of power within our government. We need to prevent ANY muslims from entering (which I believe you already said) and we need to round up ALL the muslims who run the muslim training camps and any person muslim or otherwise that is on the premises when we do, and PUBLICLY execute them. Send a message this will not be permitted in our country.

We need to REALLY fight to WIN in Afghanistan. If the PTB would get off the pot & ALLOW our military to actually do their job without PC an fear of being prosecuted for actually doing their job, we could be out of there in record time.

Also, we not only need to shut down all the Mosques, but we need to TEAR them down. We need to ship ALL muslims out, citizen or no. Just because they are citizens does not mean they are not terrorists or against our country. Most of these "citizens" aid the terrorists, whether it be through fund raising, providing legal council, fight to have THEIR laws IMPOSED on US, and the list goes on and on. we need to flush all of them out of the country, it will be a better place for it.

That's all the time I have right now, have to go. While my views may be considered unpopular, racist, evil, hitlerish, whatever, it's what MUST be done if we want to protect our country, our families, ourselves from the muslim filth that is forever a threat to all of us.
The only other option is to kill them all, which is not going to happen.
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Suffice it to say that all who advocate genocide are to be compared with Hitler,Pol Pot, Idi Amin et al.

No. You can't compare this thought process to Hitler & company (well, YOU can, it's a free country...for now) WHY? Take Hitler & the Jewish people he exterminated for instance. THAT was genocide. The Jewish people in this case were INNOCENT. Did the Jews pose a deadly threat against the German people or Germany as a country? No.

Do muslims pose a direct and DEADLY threat against the American people and America? YES. Not to mention all the other countries and people they are against.

There is a profound difference between the works of Hitler & dictators like him, and those who "advocate genocide" on muslims.

As I said several times. While it is an unpopular and ugly fact, there is no other solution. So, compare me to Hitler, and whoever else. I don't care. I know what must be done, unfortunately I am in no position to do it.

Elect me as POTUS and I WILL take care of the problem
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