​Supreme Court To Decide Importance of Intent in Online Threats

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced it will be hearing arguments on a case involving a Pennsylvania man convicted in 2010 under federal law for posting violent and graphic threats directed at his ex-wife and coworkers on Facebook. They will be deciding "whether, as a matter of statutory interpretation, conviction… » 6/17/14 4:30pm 6/17/14 4:30pm

Hours After Twitter's Apology, British Classicist Reports Bomb Threat

Mere hours after Twitter’s UK honcho Tony Wang apologized personally for the death and rape threats scores of women have received in apparent response to their activism, British classicist and occasional TV presenter Mary Beard received a bomb threat on Twitter, because the world can often be one big, festering pile… » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm

Principal Pointlessly Threatens Student Who Protested Abstinence Rally

Katelyn Campbell, the high school student who notified the media about Pam Stenzel's insane abstinence-only presentation last week, is apparently being threatened by her principal. She says that George Aulenbacher, the principal at George Washington High School in West Virginia, said he'd call Wellesley College —… » 4/18/13 9:33am 4/18/13 9:33am

Facebook Watchdog Group 'Rapebook' Throws In The Towel

Social networks' chicken-egg impact on rape culture has been discussed in detail since before the landmark case in Steubenville (and, more recently, a quite similar case in Torrington, Connecticut). As of this morning, a Belfast teen's Facebook post about raping a woman has garnered 1,226 likes. (It was since reported… » 4/06/13 3:30pm 4/06/13 3:30pm

D.C. Police Officer Allegedly Threatens to Shoot The First Lady

A police officer in the District of Columbia's Special Operations Division, which is tasked with providing motor escorts for the First Family, was allegedly overheard telling his fellow officers that he was going to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama. Though details of the incident aren't yet clear, the department's… » 7/13/12 10:00am 7/13/12 10:00am

This Scary Animal Rights Activist Thinks Researchers Should Die

Animal rights activist Camille Marino has conducted an extensive campaign against cardiac researcher Donal O'Leary, publishing his personal information and reportedly even "wishing him a slow painful death." Now she's been arrested, and she faces trial later this year. But she says everything she's done is totally… » 3/08/12 6:30pm 3/08/12 6:30pm

Jackass Who Used Twitter to Threaten Michele Bachmann With Rape is in…

A judge has ruled that Twitter must reveal the identity of the man who threatened to rape Minnesota Congresswoman and former Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann using the microblogging service on the grounds that legally, saying you're going to sexually assault a Presidential candidate on an internet forum isn't… » 2/28/12 12:40pm 2/28/12 12:40pm

Awesome Political Ad Features Gleaming White Truck, Threats of Gun…

Any political candidate that was thinking of maybe producing the awesomest, most gif-able campaign ad of the 2012 election season better step up their game: aspiring President of the Alabama Public Service Commission Kathy Peterson has just released a show stopper of a shit show of an ad. » 1/09/12 7:15pm 1/09/12 7:15pm

Father-Son Team Charged With Threatening Palins

A Pennsylvania father and son have been charged with threatening Sarah Palin and her family, calling her lawyer over 400 times and threatening to sexually assault Palin or kidnap her children. No matter what you think of the Palins, these men are awful, and they also seem to be pretty dumb: didn't they think directing… » 8/19/11 6:05pm 8/19/11 6:05pm

The Candidates Have Economic Plans, But Only One Is Kid-Approved

  • Barack Obama's economic plan is out and it has: $3,000 tax credit to businesses for hiring new people; penalty-free access to your retirement savings; the elimination of taxes on unemployment benefits; more money for automakers (of course); and a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures. Like Kix, it's kid-tested and…
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