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William Colton Assembly Member, District 47, Democratic

Why is nothing being done to reform the laws against stalking, cyberstalking, and/or harassment?

The laws on stalking, cyberstalking, and harassment aught to be changed so
that worrying about someone, seeking a reconciliation with someone, etc. do
not constitute stalking, cyberstalking, and/or harassment. The law aught to
state and rule that if you do not want someone to contact you, you must tell
the person so directly instead of (1) contacting the police on him/her and/or
(2) having someone contact the person on your behalf, which are despicable
and extremely rude. Also, you aught to be required to state the reason why
you no longer want anything to do with the person even if it was you who
initiated email or other contact with the person in the first place. The law
also must require that peace be made between all people who have ever
contacted each other through email and/or any other means.

Please create and pass a law that makes it illegal for the police to keep
files on people who are not out to harm anybody and have never threatened
anybody.
In addition, people who are not out to harm anybody and have never threatened
anybody should not be jailed, arrested, or in any other way punished for
stalking, cyberstalking, and/or harassment. If you do not want someone to
contact you, you aught to be required tell the person so directly instead of
(1) reporting the person to the police and/or (2) having someone contact the
person on your behalf for these kinds of things are despicable and extremely
rude. It thus aught to be illegal for the police to keep files on harmless
people whom someone accused of stalking, cyberstalking, and/or harassment,
for this violates people's privacy and gives them an unjustified bad
reputation.
Furthermore, imprisoning, arresting, and/or in any other way punishing
harmless people diverts police manpower to the wrong person, thus making it
impossible for the police to protect people from those people who are
actually dangerous. It is thus wise to make peace between people who have
ever contacted each other through email or any other means instead of
punishing harmless people.
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Posted by Fred Arthur , of Brooklyn, New York City, NY Fred_arthur_tenzer_on_2-10-2014

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