Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A-Hole = Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Los Angeles

Prison Awaiting Hostile Bloggers

"Proposed congressional legislation would demand up to two years in prison for those whose electronic speech is meant to “coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person.”

Australian prison cell found on Flickr. Your cell may vary.
Instead of prison, perhaps we should say gulag.

The proposal by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Los Angeles, would never pass First Amendment muster, unless the U.S. Constitution was altered without us knowing. So Sanchez, and the 14 other lawmakers who signed on to the proposal, are grandstanding to show the public they care about children and are opposed to cyberbullying.

The meaasure, H.R. 1966, is labeled the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act. It’s designed to target the behavior that led to last year’s suicide of the 13-year-old Meier.

In response to Meier’s suicide, prosecutors turned to an anti-hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and prosecuted Lori Drew. She was accused of violating MySpace’s terms of service agreement in what prosecutors said was a complex conspiracy to harass Meier via a fake MySpace online profile.

The judge presiding over the case is weighing a motion to nullify the jury’s verdict on allegations the authorities failed to prove Drew knew the MySpace terms of service existed — allegations that would be mooted had Drew been prosecuted under Sanchez’ proposal. Drew’s case was the nation’s first cyberbullying prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Sanchez’ bill goes way beyond cyberbullying and comes close to making it a federal offense to log onto the internet or use the telephone. The methods of communication where hostile speech is banned include e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, websites, telephones and text messages.

We can’t say what we think of Sanchez’s proposal. Doing so would clearly get us two years in solitary confinement.

The bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee"

H/T Wired

How stupid do you have to be to have such a dismal basic understanding of the First Amendment!!! Lets test a theory.... You stupid whore!!!!! Fascist Pig!!! Tyrant!!! Commie!!! Bitch!!! Vermin!!! Slime!!! Cow!!! Waterbuffalo!!! (breath...) Douche Bag!!! Idiot!!! Dipshit!!! I think you'll live... jerk.


MUD said...

Free Speech doesn't mean a damn thing unless you allow the worst a-hole say the meanest thing. Not that I don't think a slap is appropriate for people that say something so stupid that everyone knows that what they say is so stupid then even they couldn't believe it. That is the slippery road to hell made slick with good intentions. MUD

Sully said...

Well said MUD.... Nobody has the right to "Not be offended."

cbullitt said...

This bitch has been so ridiculed across the hyperverse so quickly, there is no way her in box isnt filled with "upsetting" emails. I Fucking love it.
By the way, if you want her email, Anthony at WUWT posted it. Join the band.

Sully said...

I'm guessing she got the message already... No need to pile on.