I have been a victi mof it too, it is called a "smear campaighn". I was told at the Y, by a staff member, then later by others, and my church, that it was my fault, since I fought back to clear myself. Yup, was told too, I was responsible for staff telling sex stories while trying to get a problem worked out.<quoted text>
Actually to this very day.So you have Barbara Browder enforcing a penalty that as a State agent she has no right to do.
Now for others...Sarcastic Bombastic, Jeff Murphy, Darren, among others. Granted this is the internet, but the line of free speech is drawn at defamation.
"Spreading false information in and of itself carries no First Amendment credentials." Herbert v. Lando, 441 U.S. 153, 99 S.Ct. 1635, 60 L.Ed.2d 115 (1979)
"Under the First Amendment there is no such thing as a false idea." Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc., 418 U.S. 323, 94 S.Ct. 2997, 41 L.Ed.2d 789 (1974)
"[T]he knowingly false statement and the false statement made with reckless disregard of the truth, do not enjoy constitutional protection." Garrison v. State of Louisiana, 379 U.S. 64, 85 S.Ct. 209, 13 L.Ed.2d 125 (1964)
Some people treat the Constitution as just another piece of paper. They do not care that people died to protect those very rights.
Each perso nwho got the ball rolling, is someoen with seriosu other problems-liek they were a pstor, and destroyed their own church, and aren ow doing it somehwere else, or were sued successfully to stop rumors, or cannot pass a background check for the school system, but spread around I beat kids.
Always a guilty person of some sort.
True for you, too?