#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 8th, 2013 17:23
#2 By: rider, August 8th, 2013 17:29
Ever since this story broke last year the only time I ever see the term cyberbullying being used is when it's being inappropriately thrown up as a defense by assholes online. See the Amy's episode of Kitchen Nightmares as a perfect example.
#3 By: John Smith, August 8th, 2013 18:00
As I have said before, this is why the U.S. has the first amendment.
#4 By: just_ok, August 8th, 2013 18:07
RCMP to hold news conference at 8pm Atlantic time, half an hour later in Newfoundland.
#5 By: Boundegar, August 8th, 2013 18:12
I guess they have to make this about cyber-something because gang rape just isn't a big deal?
#6 By: Torn Paper Napkin, August 8th, 2013 18:28
I see this backfiring on victims immediately much as "stand your ground" laws do. Now saying you have been raped, or having your rape documented by the rapists online will be called "bullying" I'm sure.
#7 By: solstone, August 8th, 2013 18:36
Oh, Nova Scotia...
#8 By: just_ok, August 8th, 2013 19:16
Police have charged two teens with distributing child pornography in the case of Rehtaeh Parsons
#10 By: Nelson Cunnington, August 9th, 2013 00:42
How's that working out for you guys?
#11 By: rocketpj, August 9th, 2013 11:37
- Not sure how Nova Scotia is going to fare with the (Canadian) Supremes on this one - it is pretty flagrantly against the Charter and will likely fail.
- But, knowing the Canadian Supreme Court, they will likely just strike it down on the grounds that criminal and communications stuff belongs to the feds, and NS is going way out of bounds with it.
Of course, that means somebody's life has to be turned upside down in order to have a case to take to the SC, but that will be grist for the mill.
I am on the opposite side of the country, but I am very disappointed with my party for what is quite obviously a pandering kneejerk bill in response to a truly awful event.
#12 By: Jardine, August 9th, 2013 13:39
Of the 3 major parties, the NDP is closest to my views on most things, but holy fuckballs do they do some stupid shit sometimes.
#13 By: John Smith, August 9th, 2013 14:50
Obviously pretty good. We don't have hate speech laws or batshit insane stuff like this.
#14 By: Paul Renault, August 9th, 2013 16:27
If you're disappointed with 'your' party, don't just say so here, tell THEM!
#15 By: Nelson Cunnington, August 9th, 2013 19:08
So, one con and one pro, then?
#16 By: rocketpj, August 9th, 2013 23:23
Well, I do and have many times. But the Nova Scotia NDP is a different branch of the party than the BC NDP (and separate again from the federal).
Here in BC they have often been very willing to throw the environmentalists under the bus at the first sign of trouble, so much so that they lost my vote 2 elections ago. If they ever win government again I'll be sure to hold them to account. As for the NS NDP, they don't answer to me.
#17 By: John Smith, August 12th, 2013 21:20
Enjoy going to jail for saying something that some government bureaucrat perceives as "hateful" to some loosely defined ethnic group. Now pick up that can.
#18 By: Cory Doctorow, August 13th, 2013 17:23
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