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  • I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Here in the town where I live, a local firefighter has been accused of possessing child pornography due to some suspicious credit card activity. The news has made his identity public (perfectly legal because of the public nature of his arrest). The accusation comes despite the fact that this man and his wife have repeatedly reported fraudulent activity on the credit card and authorities have found nothing on his home computer's hard drive. His work computer is being exam
  • This is the reason that lynch mobs are illegal: all action, no thought. Thanks for sharing this.

    • This is a horrible story, and I'd hope that there would be some press coverage.

      Is there any chance that you could interest any reporters at your $employer in publicizing this case?
  • … more than I could.

    Shades of Katharina Blum [wikipedia.org], except more tragic.

    Sex offenders and the other strawmen that resulting in laws that can criminalise anyone.

    The Intentionality of Evil [aaronsw.com].

    There’s books’ worth of things to say here, without even considering the people involved, just the events that transpired. But of course, it’s those people who really matter in the end; and it’s the main person of the tale, who, no matter how many volumes are said, is forever lost.

    I’

  • I'm so sorry, Nick.
  • This is why I think there should be limited privacy for alleged criminals in certain offenses, just as alleged victims get privacy. I am all for public information, but a few things are more important, and justice is one of them.