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Old 18 March 2017, 05:18 PM
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Cell Phone Man Charged With Cyberstalking After Sending Tweet to Epileptic Reporter

A Maryland man has been arrested on a federal cyberstalking charge of sending a Dallas-based magazine reporter an image on Twitter intended to trigger an epileptic seizure.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...porter-n735241
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Old 18 March 2017, 09:33 PM
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I'm glad to see this. And that guy made the prosecution's job really easy for them.

Also, this is depressing and appalling.
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He also tweeted that "more than 40 ppl sent strobes once they found out they could trigger seizures. Details of their cases are with the FBI. Stop sending them."
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Old 18 March 2017, 10:11 PM
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"cyberstalking" sounds like an odd charge. It's an attack on a person.

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Old 18 March 2017, 11:46 PM
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It really is alarming how radicalized many of our white men are becoming.
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White male leaders should renounce the actions of one of its members and do something to address scourge of white-on-white violence plaguing their communities.
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"cyberstalking" sounds like an odd charge. It's an attack on a person.

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I suppose it could be charged as an attempted assault, but the cyberstalking charge might be a surer bet, and it's a federal offense that carries a maximum of 5 years. Charging it as an assault might work, but it also might run into problems because of the novelty of an attack by tweet.
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Default Texas Grand Jury Says a GIF Is a ‘Deadly Weapon’

Kurt Eichenwald Case: Texas Grand Jury Says a GIF Is a ‘Deadly Weapon’

A Texas grand jury has decided that a GIF can be just as deadly as a gun or knife.

The U.S Department of Justice and a Dallas grand jury issued indictments Monday against John Rayne Rivello, who is accused of intentionally tweeting a Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) animation designed to Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald in order to provoke an epileptic seizure.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...weapon-n736316
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Has the "can't take a joke" excuse popped up yet? Or the "it was just a joke"?

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