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11-05-2012, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Yeah, I kinda disagree. If actual threats are made by an acquaintance, someone you know, its easy to know how to take it and how to deal with it. When threats are made against a public figure through any media its a much more disquieting phenomenon leaving the individual with free floating fear, looking at every shadow, wondering who it could be, not feeling safe in public, etc. This phenomenon is well known in Hollywood and anybody its happened to tends to be terrified by it. Its the unknown nature of an anonymous threat that makes it more terrifying.
The devil you know is of course threatening, but knowing you can take action(s) involving known threatening persons gives some sense of relief. Also that the threat is isolated to person(s).
Just as a sidenote I'm a fervent critic of online shaming behavior and such as what occurred after the Vancouver riots. With the online attacking component being arguably worse then what it purported to be reacting to.
Online threats are imo an epidemic that requires better answers. For some reason behaviors that would not be tolerated in person are often tolerated online and with a notion that what happens online never really hurts anybody. Until it does..again and again and again.
Threats are threats. Regardless of source.
I dunno. To me , its just REEKS of an incredibly convinient excuse, one of which has NEVER been mentioned or alluded to before.
So his family stays in a community where he did his dirty deed, & he/his family is getting threats from the one where it didnt occur ,implicitly getting a free pass from Regina.
Makes no sense. None.
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