Thursday, February 18, 2010

The new "Face" of Victim Harrassment

I never cease to be amazed by the lengths that some people are willing to go to make others suffer. This article, found on Yahoo news, has to be a new level of cruelty. As new forms of communication and social networking become more popular and readily available, I suppose that they will continue to be used in destructive ways. I cannot fathom what it would be like to loose a child and then be mocked on Facebook and Twitter (of all places) by my child's murderer. I think we like to assume that once someone is behind bars that they can no longer cause the victims pain, but global networking has changed even that it would seem. Can you imagine someone on the outside, a family member of a murderer perhaps, actually doing this for them? It chills the blood.


  1. WOAH. This is something absolutely new to me. How horrifying.

    Of course, any new technology can and will be used for good and bad. How awful for their families.

    I'm reminded of online news articles (I read the Tulsa World and NY Times) and the horrible comments that so many of those receive. I recall reading about a young man who was killed in a motorcycle accident, and people wrote in hateful comments about how he deserved it.

    I guess no matter the technology, there are still just ugly people in this world.

    Catheryn, I have four family members in law enforcment. I have passed along this article and your blog post to them for their take on it. With your permission, I'd like to post a follow-up to your post on my blog.

  2. PLease do! I am interested to hear/see what law enforcement have to say about this new and specifically technological type of harassment.

  3. I have posted a response on my blog