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How would I address a problem that is not addressed in a criminal way when it should be? But I was one of the ones ones doing it.I hope for the best [closed]

I don't think that I'll end up getting in trouble. But I really could actually. I guess it just depends on how it was approached. But I feel that after doing it that it's something that should be ...
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Is whistling/catcalling at someone in the street illegal?

I’m curious about the position in any jurisdictions but especially in how they intersect/interact with fundamental freedom of speech provisions such as the U.S. first amendment.
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How to request to stop communication? [closed]

A person is harassing (in the colloquial sense) my family — contacting us with the intention to harm, annoy and manipulate. Although we try to avoid the contact, they keep finding new ways (e.g. ...
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Is a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connection a phone call by legal definition?

Is a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) considered a phone call by legal definition? As such, could I use state laws such as Washington State RCW 9.61, for instance, to pursue civil action against someone ...
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Does this definition of harassment have any legal basis?

Does the following definition of harassment have any legal basis? The gym’s dignity and inclusion policy states: “Harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination. It is unwanted conduct related to a ...
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Were any crimes committed in The Duck Song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q Let's take the song in a different direction: TL;DR version A duck repeatedly visits a lemonade stand, asking for grapes. Each time the proprietor says he ...
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Could the act of emailing publicly available information be deemed illegal?

Andy and Mary are friends. Andy discovers that Mary is secretly working as an escort. Nobody knows about this activity beyond Andy. He tries to convince her that escorting is harmful and will have a ...
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Do homophobic governments successfully subpoena LGBT dating sites? [closed]

I live in a very homophobic country and I'm afraid my state's police will eventually get unleashed and start prosecuting LGBT people for engaging in "criminal offenses" only because they ...
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Is willingly and knowingly touching a person in public without a good reason harassment?

Hypothetical Situation Person A: A person with autism. Person B: A person shooting videos for social media making fun of unsuspecting people like person A. Person A is enjoying a meal in a restaurant. ...
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Can an employee sue their employer for retaliation in the United States even if the employee didn't report the discrimination to their employer first?

Suppose an employee, Jane, works for a company in the United States and experiences discrimination or harassment from a supervisor or coworker. Jane is afraid to report the behavior to her employer ...
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How are damages for landlord harassment calculated?

Apparently there are various bases for establishing landlord harassment. Section 28’s method in the housing act 1988 applies where it has caused the occupier to give up occupation. But what if it hasn’...
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Is being harassed or provoked a valid defense for assault?

Earlier this year, Mike Tyson was recorded assaulting another airplane passenger after the victim "harassed" and threw a water bottle at Tyson. The victim apparently needed medical attention;...
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Is it considered harrassment in the US to call a black man the N-word?

I recently saw a Youtube Short featuring a man interviewing Jordan Peterson and they were discussing the legality of calling someone by racial slurs, specifically the N-word. Seemingly having actually ...
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Can a recreation center ban me without reason and not reimburse my fees?

I took a martial arts class at a recreation center. It ended 3 months ago. Today I received a phone call from the director of the recreation center. He asked me to come in for a meeting regarding ...
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Can I take legal actions against my roommate for not letting me have electricity?

My roommate has decided to turn off the electrical breaker (which is situated in her bedroom) of my room because I've allegedly forgotten to turn off a light in my room before leaving for work. I've ...
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Is it legal to throw small objects (eg. candy, paper clips) at someone

Is it legal to throw mall objects (eg. candy, paper clips) at someone periodically throughout the day for multiple weeks. I know this may strange, but I follow this person around and throw small ...
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Is it considered harassment if a neighbor threatens with legal actions on whatever I do on my property

I hope this question is appropriate here. I moved into a house in a nice neighborhood a few months ago. I get along with most neighbors very well, but there is the one troublemaker like in every ...
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How are alarm or distress defined in s4A Public Order Act 1986?

If one shouts at another as they pass "shame on you" "traitor" "how do you sleep at night"? Shouldn't these be protected expressions of perfectly reasonable antipathy ...
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Did I commit sexual harassment by asking a spam caller when they would sleep with me, to stop the calls?

My friend used to complain that he gets phone calls from credit card companies many times (about 1-2 times per day). I had noticed the same, we would be chilling and he would get such calls and it was ...
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Suppose you were hacked and harassed using the data stolen

Theoretical situation for a cybersecurity course discussion (something of a table-top game): Suppose you are researching a politically controversial topic and someone hacks your computer and starts ...
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Cyberstalking and online harassment in UK law?

This is a hypothetical question. Imagine two estranged brothers hadn't seen each other in 20 years, but Bob kept a YouTube channel on behalf of some random organisation. Let's say John regularly ...
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Is Doxing illegal in Iceland?

While it is my understanding that electronically or postally publishing someone's personal information in an attempt to cause them emotional distress, intimidate them, or place them in reasonable fear ...
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Is the plot of Fatal Attraction legally accurate?

Fatal Attraction is a 1987 film. The part of the plot I'm interested in is: Daniel "Dan" Gallagher is a successful, happily-married Manhattan lawyer whose work leads him to meet Alexandra &...
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Can your previous employer force you to help them with something?

I got an aggressive call from my former manager, and he wants me to tell them how to fix something. The problem is that I don't remember and I no longer work for them, so can he sue me for not helping ...
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Legal recourse for harassment from juveniles at my apartment complex?

I have been dealing with a slowly escalating situation at my apartment building. A group (6-10) of juveniles (10 years - 16 years old?) have been causing issues. Here are a few: Entering a small ...
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What Privacy Protections Does an Employee Reporting Sexual Harassment Have in Oregon?

Several discussions I’ve had recently about a series of events have made me wonder about some of the legal issues they raise. I was fortunate not to be personally involved, and don’t need advice on ...
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How does California (CA) have standing in CA vs Activision Blizzard?

It's been reported that the state of California (CA) has sued Activision Blizzard as a result of its two-year-long investigation. The alleged actions are not alleged to be ongoing. It's been reported ...
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What legal actions can I take to prevent my abusive parents from stalking and harassing my family?

My parents were abusive when I was a child. I took legal action at age 11 and put an end the physical abuse. I moved out at age 15 and am now 20. My parents have not stopped trying to contact me. I ...
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Direct sales outside of schools

Is it illegal to do direct sales (as in approach parents of students) outside of school gates and market ones tuition business? I got warned by the members of staff at the school to leave the area or ...
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Dealing with drunken guy harassing us over anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theories, and cops won't do a thing?

We're in the U.S, and are a couple who are 37/F and 39/M. We live in a suburb of Kansas City, MO. Recently me and my fiance have had a drunken guy kept coming to our house harassing us and shouting ...
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At what point is unsolicited explicit material considered harassment?

My significant other and I were talking about how often she seems to get explicit advertisements on Pandora or Youtube. I'm sure many of you have heard one or two at some point - I can type out some ...
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Making fun of someone's sexuality in a magazine subscription

What kind of crime is it considered to fill out a magazine subscription for someone else giving them a provocative false name? Addressing it to someone who is very annoying, and happen to be gay. They ...
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Stalking & Harassment

As a followup to stalking / harassement, after a police report is filed, it is my understanding that the remedy for such a matter is a restraining order. Is there any reason that the aggressor would ...
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Harassment in Pandemic

What is the legal term (so that the relevant statute can be looked up) for when someone follows you around with the intent of harassing you and does not maintain 6ft social distancing for coronavirus ...
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How can I stop someone I know from harassing me online?

My ex partner keeps making new accounts on Instagram and Facebook to message me. I’ve sent them a text with a read receipt that states clearly: don’t contact me on any platform, don’t text me, don’t ...
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What is cyberstalking?

What constitutes cyberstalking? If I contacted a person online 4 times is that cyberstalking? (3 times were over email apologising for accidentally nearly logging onto their account and the 4th time I ...
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Person's ex sends a suggestive picture after they have been told not to

The person sent the message "No innuendos or pictures until further notice". Shortly thereafter he received a picture of private parts in tight clothing. Not long after that, he received a ...
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Is arousal a recognized form of duress?

Is sexual arousal a legally recognized form of duress? For example, if someone were to enter into a written agreement with a lover, could they later make a valid claim that they were under duress ...
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If there is more than 1 person harassing you online, are separate court orders required to identify each one?

If there is more than 1 email account harassing you online, do you need to obtain separate court orders to identify each one, or is one order sufficient? What if one of the accounts you’re naming is ...
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As a Sex offender Can a person for take my Photo off my Facebook page, post it, giving my full name and address be charged or sued? [closed]

I pleaded guilty to a charge of child molestation over 15 years ago, served time and probation. I now have three girls 7,5,2 who I father on my own. My neighbor's daughter play's with my girls, who's ...
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Can my parents, who owned my home, enter it while I'm at work and move me out without any warning?

I was renting a home from my parents when my husband got arrested and went to jail. I had no eviction notice. I am in Tulare County, in the city of Visalia, in California. I was unable to pay my rent ...
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Can sending a single message on social media be considered harassment?

My ex-fiancée sent me a WhatsApp message a few months back to "inform" me that she got married and that I should forget and forgive. What I didn't know back then was that it was her second ...
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Discrimination outside protected characteristics?

I am an avid community user for a paid software. The users buy the software, but not access to support. The company makes a strong use of the friendly community in their product advertisements. The ...
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My friend is being harassed by a non-US citizen and worry he may stalk her here...where to report it? :(

My friend is being horribly stalked and harassed online by a non-US citizen who currently outside of the US, but is causing her & her family serious concern for safety & wellbeing. He appears ...
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What constitutes a threat

Assuming no other details are hidden, and you only have the following facts, would it be enough to classify the case as a reasonable threat? Person A and B are roommates. Person A is upset with ...
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What happens after bugs are found in a private residence? [closed]

I have evidence of being spied on by complete nobodies and weirdly threatened malicious people on the web so I have a bug sweep coming up. What should I do after the technician finds hidden cameras ...
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Is sending the complains to the whole community instead of the Title IX office legal? [duplicate]

A woman received an unwanted "offensive" text message during an official college event from a man: "I am not sure if you are dressing like in a night-club". Although the text ...
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Do women have the upper-hand in harassment or other "woman vs man" cases?

Story 1: A man own a house. His girlfriend had recently moved in and he wanted her out. She refused and called the police, claiming that the man committed violence against her. Also he reported that ...
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The list of "protected characteristics"

I found the following statement about work-place harassment from another stackexchange: If this is the US, in order to qualify as harassment legally, the behavior in question also has to be based on ...
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Can a question of law be taken to a civil court, while not naming a specific defendant? [closed]

There exist known methods of surveilling people within their homes and elsewhere and even harassing them there that provide complete anonymity for the surveillor/harasser. If those means afford such ...
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