I Heart Revenge Porn: New York Fails Its First Case – The Daily Beast

“Ian Barber failed his girlfriend’s trust and then New York State failed to protect her. She has been made to suffer twice. The first was on July 26, 2013, when Barber decided to tweet naked photos of her and to share those photos with her sister and her employer. The second was on Feb. 19 when a New York judge dismissed all criminal charges against Barber.

In New York’s first revenge porn case, Judge Steven M. Statsinger ruled that Barber’s behavior “while reprehensible, does not violate any of the criminal statues under which he is charged.”  The three charges against him were: aggravated harassment, dissemination of an unlawful surveillance image, and public display of offensive sexual material.

Reading through Judge Statsinger’s decision reveals why New York and, for that matter, every state is in desperate need of adequate revenge porn legislation. The current legal system does not sufficiently handle modern forms of cyber harassment, nor make allowances for the realities of modern dating and courtship.”

Read the full article via: I Heart Revenge Porn: New York Fails Its First Case – The Daily Beast.

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  1. MR F CHIARINI

     /  February 25, 2014

    That’s disgraceful!!!!

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  2. I’m sure it won’t be the last case! NY is failing to meet the obligations it has towards the citizens. Corruption has become the norm in a state that practices taxation without representation.

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