I recently got back on Twitter during the Boston Marathon Bombing case. I had used my account previously to BS around Tweeting to “Real Housewives” and my local radio station. It seemed news came faster on Twitter than it did from live news; even the CNN anchors were ferociously checking their phones (my guess: Twitter) during live broadcasting.
I connected to the whistle blower in the Steubenville, OH, rape case. Because of her whistle blowing, she had been stalked… and stalked… and harassed… and threatened… and stalked some more… and her friend, a blogger, had the same problem. Apparently, in the world of the internet, if someone wants to shut you up, they do exactly what I described above. Well, it doesn’t fly with me, and it didn’t fly with any of the whistle blowers in that case, either.
I’m not litigious. Suing someone is not in my every day to-do list. I go straight for the CRIMINAL prosecution of these CRIMES. I’ve referenced the Federal law on this blog in a previous post, but I’ve also familiarized myself with my local law, and have utilized it to my benefit. Some people who continue harassing in comments, spewing lies, and just being obnoxious seem to want to believe I have not reported a damn thing. That’s fine if they want to believe that, but it’s not true. Maybe they enjoy the element of surprise rather than the power of having foresight?
I would rather have some idea of what’s about to come than be completely surprised. That is why I am glad I had paid attention to the Tweets of the whistle blower when I got the following email from Murt: