"The victim was relatively fortunate in that someone bothered to tell him what was being said about him,
such is the low regard we have for victims assuming that they deserve their fate and "musta done something"
and the high regard we have for cyber bullies and covert bulllies."
"Why is being Male a Crime these Days?"
It's a good question Ms O'Brien and one that bears analysis
Why is Hyper-Vigilantism NOT a Crime?
This is a witch-hunt.
That any Man can be denounced by a Female Vigilante,
How did this happen to our Community, our Society?
"We will not walk in fear of one another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine"
“Maleness in itself is not a crime or an illness of something we have to fight against,”
Why Men don’t have a clue...
Man bad, Woman good
Male wrong, Female right
Detective Acting Inspector Allan Price said it was a timely reminder of the perils of social media.
"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society"
It would appear that this woman's vigilantism committed the crime of cyber-bullying. If we are to take the issue of cyber-bullying seriously and to "encourage anyone in a similar situation to contact police and report the matter as opposed to turning to social media” this woman ought be charged with the crime of cyber-bullying
Not every man with a camera is a paedophile, says Susie O’Brien
- Herald Sun
- May 08, 2015
He’s much more likely to be snapping a fun selfie with Darth Vader rather than taking pictures of other people’s kids to perve on.
But this is what happened to a man at Westfield Knox, who had his image splashed all over Facebook by a mum who thought he took photos of her children.
His image was shared several hundred times and the man was branded a “creep” and a “pedo” before police stepped in and made it clear he was totally innocent.
A mother taking photos of her own kids at a swimming centre is investigated by police.
A child spoken to briefly by another parent at a school tells teachers someone tried to abduct him.
Primary school teachers who aren’t allowed to give upset kids a hug to cheer them up.
Clearly, things are getting out of hand.
Sadly, we live in a world where just about every male adult with children is seen in a suspect light, every person with a camera is a potential paedophile, and every stranger is a criminal.
It’s no wonder people increasingly say they wouldn’t stop to help a distressed kid anymore for fear of having their motives questioned.
Through social media people are causing panic by posting photos and personal details of suspected paedophiles online — in some cases without any evidence that the person had committed, or is likely to commit, a crime.
Even though many people freely share the most intimate details of their own children’s lives on social media, they are up in arms at the thought of someone else whipping out a camera in a public place or idly chatting to a child at a playground.
All this paranoia means children are increasingly living sheltered lives indoors, spending their time on computer screens rather than actually experiencing the world.
Ironically, children at much more at risk of harm in their own home from someone they know (most often mum’s boyfriend) than a stranger in the Star Wars aisle of a department store.