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Judge Dismisses Twitter Stalking Case 51

Posted by Soulskill
from the avert-thine-eyes dept.
itwbennett writes "Saying that Twitter and blogs are today's equivalent of a bulletin board that one is free to disregard (as compared to e-mails or phone calls directed to a victim), Maryland Judge Roger Titus on Thursday dismissed a criminal case against a person who was charged with stalking a religious leader on Twitter."
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Judge Dismisses Twitter Stalking Case

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  • Re:Woah (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Baloroth (2370816) on Friday December 16, 2011 @11:28AM (#38398792)

    A judge who understood technology enough to make the right decision.

    Now, how do we get more judges like this?

    Being a good judge means being able to see through the truth behind the veil, no matter if it's corporate BS or technology.

    Unfortunately, people who are able to do that are extremely rare in all walks of life. Not surprisingly, they are also rare among judges.

    There is no one whose to blame. Well, no one specifically. High schools and colleges, employers, parents. Pretty much everything has contributed something to turning out people who can't see past bullshit. Or rather, haven't contributed to turning out people who can see through it, which is what is really needed. As one of my high school teachers said: "the purpose of high school is to train students bullshit detectors." But when schools (often incited by parents) try to feed bullshit themselves (in the form of "raising self-esteem", most often), that doesn't happen. And we end up with judges who suck at their jobs. Along with politicians who also suck, elected by voters who... well, who suck at picking out good candidates.

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -- Albert Einstein

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