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we must get away from this notion that criminals need to be punished. why should they be punished? :slno: this is an outmoded method of dealing with a person who committed a crime. they should be held in custody, preferably for a short a time as possible, so it doesn't cost too much and if when they are released, they then commit a further crime, well even then they still don't deserve punishment, instead they should be welcomed back into custody, preferably for an even shorter time than previously, so it costs even less than the first time. when released back onto the poor old UK public again, if they commit a further crime again, well - it's to be expected. the UK have a 'REVOLVING DOOR JUSTICE system,' it's not that good at actually providing justice for the UK public, but it is cheap and that's what counts :slsad:

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Online bullying victim Nicola Brookes shows the way

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Online bullying victim Nicola Brookes shows the way

Post by falkor » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Online bullying victim Nicola Brookes, in a first-of-its-kind case in the UK, has won a court order compelling Facebook to hand over the IP addresses of her tormentors.
In mid-May, UK resident Nicola Brookes began a legal campaign to reveal the identity — or identities — of the “Internet trolls,” who were bullying her on Facebook and elsewhere online. She has now won a court order to compel Facebook to provide the IP addresses of those responsible.

It began in November 2011, when Brookes posted a message of support on a UK talent show’s Facebook page, where a contestant was receiving unpleasant messages at the time, resulting in those already trolling turning their attention on her.

The trolling turned to bullying, with Brookes’ home address being published, her daughter being targeted online, and a fake Facebook profile being set up which insinuated she was a pedophile.

After being frustrated by the local police’s inaction, she turned to the law firm Bains Cohen, and this week has been granted a High Court order for Facebook to provide the IP addresses of those responsible for the abuse and the fake profile.

First of its kind in the UK

The social network will not contest the court order, and will reveal both the relevant IP addresses and basic information regarding the accounts. A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC that Facebook “is no place for harassment,” and that it “respects legal obligations and works with law enforcement to ensure such people are brought to justice.”

Brookes’ case is significant because it’s the first of its kind in the UK, but even though she will now have her tormentor’s IP addresses, her battle is far from over. Next she must get another court order for the relevant Internet Service Provider, to find out to whom the IP addresses are connected. Even then, it’s not certain the true identities of the bullies will be revealed Read more: ... z1xDxbf4jM
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