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Vigilantism & Anonymous

#1 Jan 10 2013 at 7:04 PM Rating: Default
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gbaji wrote:

True. All the more reason to not respond with "OMG! Anonymous says they're bad people and we should hate them, so I'm going to do just that!!!".


Are any of us saying that?


Yes:

catwho wrote:
I don't approve of their methods, but I approve less of an entire town colluding to cover up the misbehavior of their youth in order to protect a friggin football team.


People absolutely are saying that the whole town is engaged in some kind of cover up, more or less solely because Anonymous said they were (or suspected they were, or implied it, hacked the school web site to find evidence of it, or whatever else is making people think that this must be true).

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Besides, we don't need anonymous to tell us that **** laughing about thinking a girl was dead while she was being raped and joking that her being raped was her "dying wish" is a bad person. He told the world himself when he made that video.


Yup. Which is utterly irrelevant to the points I was making about the actions of Anonymous and how it equated to mob justice and was a bad idea. If all Anonymous did was release that video, I don't think anyone would have an issue with their actions. But their self proclaimed mission to expose the town for covering up the events surrounding the rape of this girl (and the purely speculative assumption that it has anything to do with protecting a football team) goes well beyond that. The very act of doing and saying that makes people believe that a cover up must have occurred, even though there is no evidence of it.

Edited, Jan 10th 2013 5:04pm by gbaji
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