Cyber bullying is a serious concern among parents across the nation, but one Pullman woman said a local law enforcement agency bullied her brother on Facebook, and she said it contributed to his decision to commit suicide.
So it appears that the Latah County Sheriff’s office took to bullying a man through Facebook recently to harass and intimidate. Now there are some questions, however even the the Sheriff himself stated the following:
In an official statement, Rausch said, "It has never been my policy to include editorializing in media releases pertaining to the location and apprehension of persons wanted by the court." Rausch also personally apologized to Smith.
So will any of the numerous laws that cover cyber bullying be invoked against the aggressor in this case? No, he will just receive “additional training.”
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Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.