Oneida County pushing cyber-bullying ...

Oneida County pushing cyber-bullying legislation

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Fact

Hamilton, NY

#1 Oct 24, 2013
The Oneida County Legislature will vote on the proposal November 13. If it's passed, the county executive will likely sign it within a week. Oneida County would be the fifth county to enact cyber-bullying legislation.

The new law would include a fine of $500 to $1,000 and possibly up to one year in prison.
- See more at: http://utica-mohawkvalley.ynn.com/content/new...
Le Obvious

Cambridge, MA

#2 Oct 24, 2013
Go on Utica Forum and search "Harmony Speciale" who sponsored the bill. She has about 77 posts about her.....a bit of self interest disguised as concern for cyber bullying teens......
Fact

Hamilton, NY

#3 Oct 24, 2013
Le Obvious wrote:
Go on Utica Forum and search "Harmony Speciale" who sponsored the bill. She has about 77 posts about her.....a bit of self interest disguised as concern for cyber bullying teens......
The new law would include a fine of $500 to $1,000 and possibly up to one year in prison.
Lawman

Hamilton, NY

#4 Oct 24, 2013
Passage of a local law to make cyberbullying a crime was urged by a contingent of Oneida County officials today. The proposal to be voted on by the Board of Legislators Nov. 13 makes it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or a year in jail. The legislation targets repeated the willful intent to coerce, extort, abuse, torment, threaten, terrify or intimidate a person through electronic means like Internet-based communication, electronic mail and social networking sites for no legitimate purpose and causes someone to suffer.

"When there’s a problem in Oneida County, we deal with it," said County Executive Anthony Picente Jr.

He was joined at the news conference by a host of officials, including District Attorney Scott D. McNamara, Sheriff Robert M. Maciol, county legislators Harmony Speciale, who initiated the measure, and Edward P. Welsh, and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Superintendent Howard D. Mettelman.

McNamara said the law was carefully drafted and should be able to "withstand appeal, especially First Amendment (free speech) issues." He said it is his hope the measure will serve as a deterrent to people who are tempted to attack other people through electronic communication. Four other counties in New York already have similar laws.

Maciol said the ban is a proactive approach to dealing with the problem and it would become a tool used by school resource officers. Picente pledged to sign the law "the very next day" if passed.
Concerned mom

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Oct 25, 2013
Lawman wrote:
Passage of a local law to make cyberbullying a crime was urged by a contingent of Oneida County officials today. The proposal to be voted on by the Board of Legislators Nov. 13 makes it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or a year in jail. The legislation targets repeated the willful intent to coerce, extort, abuse, torment, threaten, terrify or intimidate a person through electronic means like Internet-based communication, electronic mail and social networking sites for no legitimate purpose and causes someone to suffer.
"When there’s a problem in Oneida County, we deal with it," said County Executive Anthony Picente Jr.
He was joined at the news conference by a host of officials, including District Attorney Scott D. McNamara, Sheriff Robert M. Maciol, county legislators Harmony Speciale, who initiated the measure, and Edward P. Welsh, and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Superintendent Howard D. Mettelman.
McNamara said the law was carefully drafted and should be able to "withstand appeal, especially First Amendment (free speech) issues." He said it is his hope the measure will serve as a deterrent to people who are tempted to attack other people through electronic communication. Four other counties in New York already have similar laws.
Maciol said the ban is a proactive approach to dealing with the problem and it would become a tool used by school resource officers. Picente pledged to sign the law "the very next day" if passed.
If this law is passed will this site be affected? I am tired of my daughter being abused through this site and I would like to see an end to that
Mom good question

Sherburne, NY

#7 Oct 25, 2013
I wondered that too?
Think about it

Woburn, MA

#8 Oct 25, 2013
Le Obvious wrote:
Go on Utica Forum and search "Harmony Speciale" who sponsored the bill. She has about 77 posts about her.....a bit of self interest disguised as concern for cyber bullying teens......
This is all about these politicians who do nothing for the public they work for to avoid criticism......simple! Look at the state of the economy and lack of jobs these politicians ignore.......
Herm

Hamilton, NY

#9 Oct 25, 2013
Think about it wrote:
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This is all about these politicians who do nothing for the public they work for to avoid criticism......simple! Look at the state of the economy and lack of jobs these politicians ignore.......
Lots of work I am 72 and in all my life always was able to be employed , even now at 72
Olf Fart

Woburn, MA

#10 Oct 26, 2013
Herm wrote:
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Lots of work I am 72 and in all my life always was able to be employed , even now at 72
It is all about you Herm........die so someone can have your job sweeping floors.....

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