Slander/libel/defamation
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Since: Jan 11

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#1 Mar 19, 2011
In reading through post after post after post on here I often see ppl saying they are going to the police for slander. Most of the times it isnt because the statement is false its because the "accused" is angry that the statement is on here. I just wonder if 95% of the ppl yelling slander actually knows what it means and what the guidelines are.Lets take a look

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation

Before anyone gets in an uproar this isnt aimed at anyone specific!! Its simply an observations.....We will just call it a Public Service Announcement :)
Widewilliam52

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 19, 2011
Uproar!!! Bob saget

“Digolaverdad- I tell the truth”

Since: Feb 11

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#3 Mar 19, 2011
Well by the wiki definition, the posts on topix are slanderous.

No one is going to the police about it.

But they are being reported in the section of 'report abuse'.

The intent of these posts are malicious and to bring down peoples' reputations.

This site is being cleaned up and in a few days a lot of posts will be gone. I promise you that.

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#4 Mar 19, 2011
sounds wonderful....I think any post made with a persons name with the intent of trashing them is useless. Just my opinion
sam denson

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 19, 2011
Go cry.
Bill Jamison

Bartlesville, OK

#6 Mar 19, 2011
sam denson wrote:
Go cry.
STFU. Slander is verbally falsely discrediting someone. Libel is writing or posting something inflammatory about someone. Either way it is NOT a police matter but a CIVIL matter and the first thing an attorney will ask is "were you damaged somehow by this or did it cause you great embarrassment or angst?"
sam denson

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 19, 2011
And who cares
THANKYOU

Troy, IL

#8 Mar 19, 2011
who="digolaverdad"]W ell by the wiki definition, the posts on topix are slanderous.
No one is going to the police about it.
But they are being reported in the section of 'report abuse'.
The intent of these posts are malicious and to bring down peoples' reputations.
This site is being cleaned up and in a few days a lot of posts will be gone. I promise you that.

THANK GOD that atleast one person beside myself is working on this.
READIT

Troy, IL

#9 Mar 19, 2011
who="Bill Jamison"]<quoted text>STFU. Slander is verbally falsely discrediting someone. Libel is writing or posting something inflammatory about someone. Either way it is NOT a police matter but a CIVIL matter and the first thing an attorney will ask is "were you damaged somehow by this or did it cause you great embarrassment or angst?"

BEFORE READING A WEBSTERS, YOU SHOULD REFER TO BLACKS LAW AND CASE LAW. Also read and understand Tort Law before jumping out there with advise. Kindest Regards Always
Bill Jamison

Bartlesville, OK

#10 Mar 19, 2011
READIT wrote:
who="Bill Jamison"]<quoted text>STFU. Slander is verbally falsely discrediting someone. Libel is writing or posting something inflammatory about someone. Either way it is NOT a police matter but a CIVIL matter and the first thing an attorney will ask is "were you damaged somehow by this or did it cause you great embarrassment or angst?"
BEFORE READING A WEBSTERS, YOU SHOULD REFER TO BLACKS LAW AND CASE LAW. Also read and understand Tort Law before jumping out there with advise. Kindest Regards Always
ALL of those laws are by state too. Illinois has very strong tort laws and awards millions of dollars for stuff. Other states would throw it out. Alton, Illinois is known as "judgement central". Most trial lawyers in civil litigation LOVE Alton juries. Maybe you should read about state statutes.

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#12 Mar 19, 2011
Now this is an interesting debate :)
sam densen

Chicago, IL

#13 Mar 19, 2011
I just love this. People talk shit. That's human nature.& you know these people have been involved in some sort of drama. They are pathetic. They've probably been named on the site. And wanted there name off. Because who would honestly sit and remove people off of the site all day long there's plenty of things you could be doing with your time. I think the names are a good thing. Besides the snitches. I would like to know all of the people doing heroin and other stupid drugs so I know who the low life scum is. And so hopefully the police will look into it.
sam densen

Chicago, IL

#14 Mar 19, 2011
And if you don't want that reputation don't put yourself in the place and with the people you associate with. You are judged by who your with and where go by people everyday. Like hangout with a crack head at a crack house what will people thinkk... You smoke crack! And people will talk & post if they feel like it are you going to ban Facebook because people speak there mind.

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#16 Mar 19, 2011
Maybe I should get a lawyer and sue the administrators of not only this site, but school administration, and police administration as well just to prove my point!

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#17 Mar 20, 2011
abusedbyauthority wrote:
Maybe I should get a lawyer and sue the administrators of not only this site, but school administration, and police administration as well just to prove my point!
oh here we go again.....
sam densen

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 20, 2011
Go for it.
sam densen

Chicago, IL

#19 Mar 20, 2011
What is your point btw. Because I havent seen anything youve posted besides you last which was something about "this should be an intersting debate"?

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#20 Mar 20, 2011
oh gees, here we go again....

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#21 Mar 20, 2011
sam densen wrote:
What is your point btw. Because I havent seen anything youve posted besides you last which was something about "this should be an intersting debate"?
Look Harder.

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#22 Mar 20, 2011
abusedbyauthority wrote:
<quoted text>
Look Harder.
read harder
libel:
# a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
# print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
# the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks

you are guilty of it to no matter how hard you want to believe your not.

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