Prosecuting Cyberbullies

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A Little To Think About...

  • Butler writes, "If the only tool you have is prison, then every problem looks like a crime.… A national conversation about the importance of civility and respect would be a more effective tribute to Tyler Clementi than trying to prosecute his bullies for manslaughter. They acted meanly, and possibly even criminally, but not homicidally."

Despite Prosecution, Cyberbullying Still Happens...

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Prosecution is Not Good, Because...

Legislating against online behavior is an infringement of civil right, particularly freedom of speech. Criminalizing online behavior might infringe on people's First Amendment right to have free speech.