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Civil suit against GoDaddy: Revenge porn should be criminal

Civil suit against GoDaddy: Revenge porn should be criminal | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The civil lawsuit is going to fail. The actions of those sick ex-boyfriends and ex-husbands who posted the content should be criminal.
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Should this be illegal?  If the photos are given freely, who owns them?  Is this just a license for certain uses?  Are people ever pressured into taking these type of photos?

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Jenna Alatalo's comment, January 28, 2013 1:51 AM
I think it should be illegal as well, but I also want to raise the issue of how responsible these women (or men) are being when they are creating these images. Technology today is outstanding and so very available--it give us available information, makes us available at all times, etc. If I take a photo of my naked body and present it to my fiance, I would say that he owns the photo now. If we were to divorce, I could only hope that those photos were not shared.

This also brings light to teen bullying. I think along with our media's perception of "sexy" combined with the technology bit, young girls feel way too comfortable with posing in front of their Instagrams and taking naked photos to pass onto their boyfriends. It makes them feel sexier which makes them feel older and more powerful, but combining that with the immaturity that is actually present makes for an awful situation. Are people pressured? They very well could be--especially those in young relationships.

I definitely think that people need to be cautious when sending these types of pictures out to anyone. A good general rule of thumb is--would you want your boss or grandma to see these? If not, you should probably put your clothes back on.
Joshua Congleton's comment, January 28, 2013 4:49 PM
This is definitely an ethical issue. While these pictures are often given "freely," they are obviously not given out for the whole world to see, otherwise the woman would send the pictures to a website herself. They are given out in confidence that the recipient will keep them private. Then again, text messages CAN be public record, and can be used in the court of law. This is really a hard case to crack! I do not think that people SHOULD share this pictures, but I know it does happen, and sometimes unintentionally. It is hard for people to not share these images sometimes. Intimacy in a couple is one thing that is soley theirs to share. These images show how close they are, and are meant to draw them closer. When that privacy is breached, though, it can be hurtful, embarrassing, and even deadly. Should cases such as this be prosecuted? I say yes, but the circumstances as to whether or not the images were originally coerced should be carefully examined. If the images were shared freely, it should be more accepted as public domain. When sharing these types of images, people should assume that they could be intercepted, and/or accidentally viewed by someone other than the intended purpose, or could be shared by the recipient. It should be assumed private, but the sender still should be careful.
Robert Tompkins's comment, January 29, 2013 10:46 PM
I feel that this should not be made illegal. I agree that it is not nice to put photos of people on websites without their consent, but they gave their consent the minute that they gave the photo's to another person. There was nothing stopping someone in the old days of taking a polaroid and passing it around. This is the new version of that.

If people have a problem with someone else seeing them naked, dont allow it in the first place. Dont give your husband/boyfriend any photo's. dont allow them to take them, and you wont have a problem. If you put it on a digital media, there is nothing stoping anyone else from accessing it and putting it online.

The only part that i believe should be illegal is the posting of name and personal information with the picture without the consent of the person. The posting of name and other information by itself is a mute point because anyone with the want will find that information anyhow.

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Texas Town Experiences 61% Drop in Crime After Firing Their Police Department

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LAPD Skid Row Shooting Brings Focus to Body Camera Technology

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The Los Angeles Police Department's fatal shooting of a man on the city's infamous Skid Row is bringing new focus to the use of officer-worn body cameras, a ...
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Officers throughout the United States have heard use of force instructors discuss the “21 Foot Rule” during their officer safety, firearms and deadly force training.
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Deadly LAPD shooting of homeless man is caught on video

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In a dramatic confrontation caught on video, Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man in the heart of downtown's bustling skid row Sunday.
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Click through for the video (link is below the pic).  It's not graphic, but there's a lot going on, so it's difficult to see what happens and why he was shot.

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New Jersey police officer hospitalized after being struck, dragged by car

A New Jersey police officer was struck by a car and dragged for more than 30 feet early Saturday, then thrown into a parked car when the vehicle's driver swerved in a bid to escape, police said.
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Police Officers in Mississippi Town Are Now Required to Take 2 hour Spanish Class

Police Officers in Mississippi Town Are Now Required to Take 2 hour Spanish Class | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it

 

By Cindy Rodriguez

 

“The purpose of this program is for our officers to learn basic commands,” said Jackson Police Department Police Chief Lee Vance,.

 

“We’re not looking to make anybody fluent,” Vance added.


According to Fox News Latino, the two-hour Spanish class is designed for those who have no prior knowledge of the language and is mandatory for all officers.


A super helpful skill that will come in handy if an officer encounters a Spanish native speaker from anything to a traffic violation to more serious matters.


Latinos have been drawn to Mississippi the past few decades because of the state’s burgeoning chicken processing industry, according to Fox News Latino. Jackson, the state’s capital and its largest city, has a population of about 200,000 – roughly 2 percent of whom are Latino, according to the latest U.S. Census data.

 

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Great idea...2 hours isn't much, though...

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A Prison, Infamous for Bloodshed, Faces a Reckoning as Guards Go on Trial

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Three corrections officers at the prison in western New York face gang-related assault charges after an inmate was brutally beaten.
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Puerto Rico, USA - You've probably never heard of America's worst police force

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Puerto Rico's police department has a long record of shootings, corruption, and impunity. Is that about to change?

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I do know a lot about PRPDs deadly corruption as the ‪#‎FBI‬ & ‪#‎USDOJ‬ well knows.  It's devastating for the many countless victims of PRPDs corruption as well as PR's judicial corruption too.

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Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police

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As activists across the country question police tactics and the number of black men and boys killed by cops, a group in Detroit is hoping conversations with officers can begin to heal the mistrust some youth have toward authorities.

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Fresno Business Partners Accuse Police Officers of Stealing Money

Nearly a dozen Fresno police officers are at the center of a lawsuit, accused of unlawfully seizing thousands of dollars from two Fresno business men. One of the former officers recently admitted taking part in other shady business.
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New report on failing War on Drugs by Health Poverty Action

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Health Poverty Action has launched a report calling for the global development sector to rethink its approach to the failing War on Drugs.

Entitled ‘Casualties of War: How the War on Drugs is harming the world’s poorest’, the report emphasises how drugs policy is very much a development issue.

Since the mid-twentieth century, global drug policy has been dominated by strict prohibition, which tries to force people to stop possessing, using and producing drugs by making them illegal.

This approach, which has come to be known as the ‘War on Drugs’, has not only failed to achieve its goals – it is fuelling poverty, undermining health, and failing some of the poorest and most marginalised communities worldwide.

 


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Julian's curator insight, February 26, 6:25 PM

Good to see a broad cross section of people recognising the damage and devastation caused by the drug wars: Reform is coming.

17 years ago I argued:

‘The more you prohibit drugs and push them underground, the more conducive the economic and social environment for a lucrative illegal drug trade ...It is difficult to understand how waging ‘war on drugs’ can continue to be justified ...Sooner or later an influential western nation will have to lead the way in a radical rethink of international and national drug policy ...Sooner rather than later, the government must address decriminalisation ...authorities have effectively been waging war against their own socially excluded communities...drug users will continue to be forced into criminal activity, ...a continued policy of prohibition will lead to more dangerous and hostile environments. The illegal drug industry will thrive and becoming increasingly more established and organisationally more business-like.’ (p220-222)

 Buchanan, J. & Young L (1998) ‘Failing to Grasp the Nettle: UK Drug Policy’ Probation Journal Vol. 45 No. 4
 

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Proposal Would Require Special Prosecutor in Police Related Deaths | News Radio 1200 WOAI

Proposal Would Require Special Prosecutor in Police Related Deaths | News Radio 1200 WOAI | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Prosecutor could not be from the same city as the police involved
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This is a bad idea; but not for the reasons you might think I'd make:

 

1. Prosecutors are closely associated with the police and may lack legitimacy in the community; and

2. Prosecutors are elected or appointed, often with an expectation of limited tenure and hopes of advancing to higher office.

 

Given this, prosecutors are not the best choice.  Instead, I'd advocate Seattle's idea of appointing special judges (often retired) to investigate officer involved homicides.  It would not be difficult to advance this idea to include all serious allegations of corruption and use of force.

 

See also the French model of investigative judges (IJ) that accompany the police in all major investigations.  The inquisitorial approach of that system may be advantageous for this area of law.  If the IJ was charged with finding truth (to the greatest extent possible) first and foremost, then you might see great buy-in by both the community and the police.....

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Obama task force recommends independent probe of police-involved deaths

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Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Monday that he plans to implement an independent process to investigate officer-involved shootings - as recommended by a presidential task force he chaired.
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Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA

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To keep DNA profile private, we must live in a "hermetically sealed hazmat suit."
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...or just don't commit sex crimes.  That seems easier than wearing a hazmat suit.

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LAPD officers shoot homeless man in struggle over officer's gun, officials say

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Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

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An undercover investigation has revealed a shocking culture of racism, sexism and threats of violence in Britain’s most notorious detention centre. Footage recorded in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre reveals that desperate prisoners threw themselves down a staircase in apparent attempts to commit suicide. In one of the most shocking incidents uncovered by the investigation…

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Watch Black Men From Age 5 To 50 Respond To The Word “Police”

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Some of the answers might surprise you. Some of them, sadly, will not.
 
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Video Emerges as Alabama Cop Is Arrested for Paralyzing 57-Year-Old Indian Man | VICE News

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Madison police chief said the officer's actions were against department standards and recommended his termination.
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A QUARTER of the 2014 World Cup games in the knockout stage have been decided by a shootout. With only a split second to react, the keeper has a few ways to increase...
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Substitute cop for goalkeeper and it's about the same thing in shooting incidents.  Training, luck, and instinct: whoever jumps first and guesses right wins: survival and the political fallout.

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Debtors prisons are illegal in America. Missouri locked me up in one anyway | Nicole Bolden

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D.C. police chief signs ‘special order’ for officers on legalized marijuana

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