Person get ARRESTED for posting on BS...

Person get ARRESTED for posting on BSG Topix

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OKNOW

Roanoke, VA

#1 Jan 27, 2011
and yall say it can't be done...it won't be done... read the Coalfield progress where one was arrested for posting a threat on the Big Stone Gap Topix. There's a bunch of you all that should be scared!!!!!!
meeee

Roanoke, VA

#2 Jan 27, 2011
awesome i hope its true
trash

Roanoke, VA

#3 Jan 27, 2011
This site needs to be made away with. It's awful! Alot of hurtful things are said on here. I heard about it through a friend that mentioned her and her bf was trashed here. So I just had to see what the fuss was all about, and when i looked @ it I was disgusted. But the bad part is "even though I don't post stuff about people or I havent even found anything bout me on here" I just cain't stop coming back and reading the forums. I feel guilty for just reading some of the things on here.
OKNOW

Roanoke, VA

#4 Jan 27, 2011
well it could be a good place....a place to share about places to eat....all kinds of things the good, the bad etc but it needs to be done in a respectful way. A way for new comers to find things they need etc. But all this trash talk needs to be taken care of and it would if more people would go to the police and ask for the IP addresses to press charges against trash talkers!!!
tralala

Madison, TN

#5 Jan 28, 2011
I'm sure the sheriff's department and the school board has and will handle this matter the best way they feel deemed necessary .
tralala

Madison, TN

#6 Jan 28, 2011
here's a link to the news story http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/jan/28/wi...
stupidity amazes me

Nashville, TN

#7 Jan 28, 2011
“You are not anonymous because you use a fictitious user name,” Vanover said.“If you make a threat, we can find out who you are.”
sigh

Roanoke, VA

#8 Jan 28, 2011
“You are not anonymous because you use a fictitious user name,” Vanover said.“If you make a threat, we can find out who you are.”.......listen up people, its the truth! I hope this is just the start of taking down stupid people who talk trash
hahaha

Lebanon, VA

#9 Jan 28, 2011
I would think it would be hard to put someone in jail for posting even if you could tell who they were. What I mean is, a person has to actually threaten someone that is known. I don't think someone could ever be put in jail for threatening a made up avitar and even if they could they would have to prove that the person threatening that avitar knew it was a specific person and not one of a million other avitars with the same name. It just sounds like unless you actually said "I am going to hurt john doe fron this town on this street" it would be imposible to get a conviction.

Since: Jan 11

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#10 Jan 28, 2011
Yes, they can be convicted and will be convicted. Everyone better be careful what they post because this is being taken very seriously. Just posting a threat is illegal.
Duh

United States

#11 Jan 28, 2011
Of course someone is going to get in trouble for posting a bomb threat! Talking trash about someone is a whole lot harder to prove. You have to prove that the person is lying. Court orders for libel (which is what people who post lies are doing) are harder to get and a lot more costly. So good luck people. bahahahahaha!
Keeping It Real

Madison, TN

#12 Jan 28, 2011
Liable suits are much harder to get through the court systems . when it comes to a criminal charge the ip address is as good as a fingerprint .
SmearBuster

Nashville, TN

#13 Jan 28, 2011
Wanna bet keeping it real? For 100$ and a note from your lawyer I'll find who any slander is. Ever hear of a mac address?
Keeping It Real

Madison, TN

#14 Jan 28, 2011
Do you not understand my post ? I didn't say you can't get a liable suit in court I said it's more difficult as the burden of proof falls upon the person suing the other person for liable .
hahaha

Lebanon, VA

#15 Jan 28, 2011
so what is the differance between what Tosh.0 says about people in the videos he shows on TV and what people are saying here? Oh, if I say what he says I could go to jail? Think about it.
Crushing your face

La Follette, TN

#16 Jan 28, 2011
hahaha wrote:
so what is the differance between what Tosh.0 says about people in the videos he shows on TV and what people are saying here? Oh, if I say what he says I could go to jail? Think about it.
That's an easy one. He's on television, and it's for entertainment. Topix is not an entertainment site, it's SUPPOSED to be a site to share local news.

Tosh.0 = Entertainment

Whoever you are = Not entertainment

Seriously, if you're visiting Topix for "Entertainment", you're not using the internet correctly...
OKNOW

Roanoke, VA

#17 Jan 28, 2011
hahaha wrote:
I would think it would be hard to put someone in jail for posting even if you could tell who they were. What I mean is, a person has to actually threaten someone that is known. I don't think someone could ever be put in jail for threatening a made up avitar and even if they could they would have to prove that the person threatening that avitar knew it was a specific person and not one of a million other avitars with the same name. It just sounds like unless you actually said "I am going to hurt john doe fron this town on this street" it would be imposible to get a conviction.
Man are you living in LA LA land!!!! It has nothing to do with the Avatar it has to do with your IP address and people get prosecuted all the time and sued for millions of dollars etc. You are full of fairy tale dreams.
Taco Sausage

Nashville, TN

#18 Jan 28, 2011
Keeping It Real wrote:
Liable suits are much harder to get through the court systems . when it comes to a criminal charge the ip address is as good as a fingerprint .
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/3430101-4...

These lawyers want to make internet posts libel as well and won their first lawsuit....
FYI

Murfreesboro, TN

#19 Jan 29, 2011
the person in question is a up standing A student that jokingly made a comment here on topix as many here do ,cause we all think this place is one big joke and in lieu of that the youngster made a comment about blowing P.V.H up or some shit ,knowing he would never act on it and those that do know him know for a fact he wouldn't ever mess his life up in that way

. he has way to much going for him , but people get on here threat and intimidate people every day and nothing done about it, lie spread, rumor and it ok , make a joke ,that was took out of context .big deal made

what about the people on here that spread lie's that ruin life's and put people in danger and their children in danger saying they narc or sell drug .

it must be ok that this one said that one did this or said that then get assaulted over some thing got no clue about ,must be, cause topix let it go, the people of Big Stone think it ok . they still come here still spread lies but yet nothing done about it till now and it was a joke

it a shame to stand by and let him get crucified for the very thing most of the people here do on a daily basis and get by with it

we should not let him go to jail over some thing as stupid as topix and all the bull crap that goes on here ,if he goes to jail so should every one here go to and be punished just the same

not one person that post here take this place serious and they are well over hundreds of post saying just that fact HOW STUPID THIS PLACE IS !

and the majority of the post are against the agreement made by the poster .

the stuff said here is far from town news !

i think the town of Big Stone owes it to him ,to not prosecute him and ruin a future of very productive teen life

the boy is a honor roll student for sake !HE MADE A JOKE !

do not let this happen
Keeping It Real

Madison, TN

#20 Jan 29, 2011
can you say an enabler ??? WOW !!! No wonder he thought he could get by with such that had children & parents terrified ... the county & state had to pay (which comes from our tax dollars)to track this person down , do a thorough search of the school and all other costs involved ... Even a kindergarten child knows that threatening someone is not acceptable because there are consequences ... Personally since he's such an ace student then he should really been more aware of the consequences !!! I don't want him thrown in jail but some community service would be fair and that his parents have to pay the costs for all the county & state had to pay out with our tax dollars ....

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