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Old 09-13-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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A Berkshire man has been jailed for posting abusive messages online about a schoolgirl after she committed suicide.

Sean Duffy, 25, of Reading, was handed an 18-week sentence for posts on social networking sites about Worcestershire teenager Natasha MacBryde.

He previously pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates' Court to sending indecent or offensive communications.

Police said Duffy also posted abuse about dead teenagers in Northumberland, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire.
BBC News - Reading man jailed for dead girl 'trolling' insults
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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Sick, sick, sick. I do not understand why people do things like this. The "It doesn't count because it's teh internetz and 'we do it for the lulz'" mentality? Like the Nikki Catsouras story ... that poor family went through hell because of people like this.

I'm glad at least some justice was served in this case.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Let this be a warning to ALL you internet trolls out there!

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Old 09-14-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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i thought City-data turned him in...lol
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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bit of a lame reason to kill yourself. all she had to do is call the police contact the websites he was posting on and or ignore him
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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In all seriousness, and despite my post above, I think this is ridiculous. When you sit down at your computer and get on the internet, you are as much as entering another world. To be honest, someone who kills themselves over something they read on the net is a pretty weak minded individual anyway. Something as simple as "internet trolling" should never result in real world consequences especialy when there is a very simple remedy for the victim......it's called the off button.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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This isn't a case of somebody killing themselves as a result of internet trolls. What he's in prison for is for sending insulting troll messages to bereaved families of teenagers who had just died, not all from suicide. This is an example of what I'm talking about:


This article says more:
Natasha MacBryde death: Facebook internet 'troll' Sean Duffy jailed | Mail Online

I'm not sure if prison is a very constructive punishment to be honest. A bit of public humiliation in having to meet the victims' families would have done the trick.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Wish we could do that to the Westboro Baptist Church fiends.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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This isn't a case of somebody killing themselves as a result of internet trolls. What he's in prison for is for sending insulting troll messages to bereaved families of teenagers who had just died, not all from suicide. This is an example of what I'm talking about:


This article says more:
Natasha MacBryde death: Facebook internet 'troll' Sean Duffy jailed | Mail Online

I'm not sure if prison is a very constructive punishment to be honest. A bit of public humiliation in having to meet the victims' families would have done the trick.
So what big deal. The creators of those tribute sites I'm sure had the ability to moderate them. I do agree with what you said about having to meet the family of those he trolled though, if a punishment had to be given, that would have been suitable.

On another note, the picture you provided with your article above looks like something you can commonly find posted on 4chan /b/ { random } It's no surprise that a sleezball who posts there would do something like this. That site is the underbelly of the internet. Pure trash!
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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In all seriousness, and despite my post above, I think this is ridiculous. When you sit down at your computer and get on the internet, you are as much as entering another world. To be honest, someone who kills themselves over something they read on the net is a pretty weak minded individual anyway. Something as simple as "internet trolling" should never result in real world consequences especialy when there is a very simple remedy for the victim......it's called the off button.
let me applaud you for being one of those strong-minded people who can guarantee that as a 10-16 year-old you'd be immune to cyber-bullying and harassment.
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