Lincoln jailer sues over posts on Topix

Lincoln jailer sues over posts on Topix

There are 11 comments on the Advocate Messenger story from Jul 15, 2011, titled Lincoln jailer sues over posts on Topix. In it, Advocate Messenger reports that:

Lincoln County Jailer David Gooch is going after those he claims have defamed him by posting unkind and untrue comments about him anonymously on the local gossip website Topix.

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“If You Cant Take The Heat”

Level 7

Since: Jun 11

Dont Tickle The Dragon!

#1 Jul 17, 2011
I can certainly understand why he has filed this lawsuit. To make a smart remark is one thing, but to intentionally attack someone with the intention of harming them is wrong. If what people are saying harms, or posting real names, ID's or real addresses, or stalking another takes place, then it has become something more than a comment or 'just' a post. They should be identified and held accountable., IMO. People everywhere should take heed and pay close attention to this, especially if you're making threats or damaging posts to others. The day of hiding behind a computer screen has passed. There truly are no more anon/guest nicknames. You can be identified and some people wont put up with personal, harmful attacks.

Just my 2.
Torchwood

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#2 Jul 17, 2011
DRAG0NFIRE wrote:
I can certainly understand why he has filed this lawsuit. To make a smart remark is one thing, but to intentionally attack someone with the intention of harming them is wrong. If what people are saying harms, or posting real names, ID's or real addresses, or stalking another takes place, then it has become something more than a comment or 'just' a post. They should be identified and held accountable., IMO. People everywhere should take heed and pay close attention to this, especially if you're making threats or damaging posts to others. The day of hiding behind a computer screen has passed. There truly are no more anon/guest nicknames. You can be identified and some people wont put up with personal, harmful attacks.
Just my 2.
I totally agree and the trolls maliciously do that over and over again. Thanks of for the information as I will check it out! The trolls need to know that they can not cyber-stalk and defame other posters at will!

“This is the real Aaron L”

Level 1

Since: Dec 09

Cincinnati,Ohio

#3 Jul 17, 2011
amen

“If You Cant Take The Heat”

Level 7

Since: Jun 11

Dont Tickle The Dragon!

#4 Jul 17, 2011
The report's written very well. Mr. Gooch doesn't spill it all as you can tell, but what he does say rings a bell for me. I've seen people do the very same things he discusses my own self in my own home town topix and I've seen it a lot other places. I agree that it is not topix's fault, but the people who seem to think they can go that far and try to ruin another. Way back when I first started using the internet and getting online, people did act badly, but it has gotten vicious the past 3 or 4 years. I started forum chatting in the 90s on Yahoo and ended up in some crazy debates, politics, religion & news, that included AOL and Firetalk. Those were some rough and wild forums, and you needed boxing gloves to type, but for me personally, I've never seen people act so bad, so classless and hateful online as I have the past few years. But when it comes down to an all out attack, defamation, posting someone's true identity and home address, wanting them to get personal ot physically harmed .... is just over the top. It's time to draw the line and I guess when others online see people prosecuted and fined/jailed for acting that way.... maybe it will at least muzzle some of the bad characters. At least we can hope. I'm curious though... that in the end, like it usually happens, this will turn into over-kill and start up silly frivolous cases.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

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Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#5 Jul 17, 2011
So a jailer who takes shit all day and perhaps dishes it out too cannot take a few words on Topix. He is in a prime profession for verbal abusers, but cannot take what he probably dishes out. I don't know the guy, and I wish him no harm. I am, however, tired of law enforcement types who have a chip on their shoulder, abuse others, and think they are above reproach. He might not be like that at all, and not the typical redneck type jailer who is rough around the edges and verbally abusive and disrespectful, and if he is not, I hope he gets some recourse for the dirt if it is truly defamatory.

I didn't see the comments, so I wouldn't know how bad they are, and he is doing the right thing to not draw further attention to them.

-Kevin-
Level 10

Since: Nov 09

Smirk .. ;-)

#7 Jul 19, 2011
I give him this, he didn't blame Topix. He blamed those that caused the problem. He seems like someone that is all about personal responsibility. Which I can respect.

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#8 Jul 29, 2011
So far, I have seen posters castigate "trolls" for the bad behavior, but the "good" posters can be just as vicious and hurtful and reveal private information. All posters need to take a look in the mirror and see if the behavior they exhibit on line would be acceptable in public. I try to imagine my grandfather or grand daughters reading my comments and I hope that they would not be offended by what I post.

“First it steals your mind..”

Level 5

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#9 Aug 12, 2011
Im hungry

“If You Cant Take The Heat”

Level 7

Since: Jun 11

Dont Tickle The Dragon!

#10 Aug 12, 2011
I'm having green chile chicken & cheese enchiladas with homemade salsa and mexican rice.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#11 Aug 13, 2011
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
So far, I have seen posters castigate "trolls" for the bad behavior, but the "good" posters can be just as vicious and hurtful and reveal private information. All posters need to take a look in the mirror and see if the behavior they exhibit on line would be acceptable in public. I try to imagine my grandfather or grand daughters reading my comments and I hope that they would not be offended by what I post.
Very wise words. I imagine my parents reading my posts.

:)
Right

Winchester, KY

#12 May 3, 2013
What ever came of this?

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