TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Internet and Civil Liberties?

Re: Internet and Civil Liberties?

Steven Lichter (
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 21:46:44 GMT wrote:

> There's been a lot of press lately about dangerous people using the
> Internet to prey on others.

> However, technical weaknesses make it easy to forge someone else's
> identity. What protection is there if an innocent person is accused
> of being an identity thief, pervert, defrauder, etc.?

> Suppose some molester uses your identity in a chat to arrange an
> illicit meeting with a victim. Will cops come after you? How would
> you defend yourself?

> [public replies, please]

I would guess your protection would be the IP data from the site and
data on your computers, but then Police can get very nasty and DA look
at convicting someone, even if that person did not do it, just look at
the long list of conviction reversals.

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[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: in my experience, police do not really
care who they convict; guilt or innocence is not a big thing nor an
important issue with them. Its a very poor police officer who cannot
create a story to match a crime he wants a conviction on. Look at the
political convention in New York City a couple years ago; Even when
they had hundreds of prisoners stashed away in that old bus barn in
Brooklyn waiting for transport to Riker's Island or wherever, it took
a judge specifically ordering the release of the people or fines and
penalties for the police before they would let the people out. And
then police chose to argue and appeal the fine imposed on them rather
than obey the court. PAT]

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