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Vigilante Justice vs. Speech

Crime & Federalism points to a debate on PrawfsBlog about e-shaming.  The debate started with an article in the LA Times about Fox news releasing the home address of a known terrorist. Satellite photos of the house and directions to the residence were posted online.  Turns out the house had been sold three years prior, and “[f]or the last 2 1/2 weeks, the lives of the couple and their three children have been plunged into an unsettling routine of drivers shouting profanities, stopping to photograph their house and -- most recently -- spray-painting a slogan on their property.” 

Dan Solove thinks that releasing information like this is vigilante justice, and Mike says it’s free speech.  As personal information becomes more easy to spread and access, I have no doubt that we’re going to see more of this.  Like many conflicts between privacy and speech, I’m less sure on which side I stand.

Posted by LaurenGelman on August 29, 2005 at 03:47 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)


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