[ RadSafe ] xray WMD - Mere Intent and Voodoo Doll
roseb at gdls.com
roseb at gdls.com
Mon Sep 7 08:44:00 CDT 2015
Brennan, Mike (DOH),
Fri Sep 4 11:52:18 CDT 2015
>I find it difficult to conclude that putting the alleged HOMO SAPIENT (the
"sapient" portion being not in evidence) in prison benefits anyone.
>Can he be sentenced to having his picture turned into an internet meme for
being as stupid as he is nasty?
Sanctioning the person found guilty on x-ray wmd charge by social media
(internet meme) in lieu of imprisonment - this isn't a penalty option
listed in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 113B - TERRORISM. Also, neither stupidity
or nastiness are defined in the law, so how would they be justly and
equitably qualified and quantified for application in social shaming as a
Where this sanction has been applied (in at least one case), it has been
questioned as to whether or not this sanction is any more effective, if at
all as effective, as any other penalties (including imprisonment) in
current use. (Goldman, 2015). Also, this type of sanction raises questions
of whether or not it violates fundamental human dignity rights of the
publicly shamed individual and if there is any positive benefit to the
individual or society as a whole. (Cheung, 2014)
Crime and punishment are way outside of my lane; I defer to the specialists
in these aspects of the law!
Cheung, A. Revisiting Privacy and Dignity: Online Shaming in the Global
E-Village. [Abstract with link to full article].
Goldman, L. M. TRENDING NOW: THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES IN PUBLIC
SHAMING PUNISHMENTS. American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 52, 2015.
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