Theaetetus: On the one hand, good. Guy's a dick, and his actions could've easily led to his neighbor being assaulted or stalked. She should also get to take two free swings at his nuts with a cricket bat.On the other hand..."You may not, in any way, use the Internet," Torhorst added.He gave Willis 30 days to cancel his Internet service contract.... After the hearing, Assistant Public Defender Carolyn Delery said he won't appeal the sentence."He thought the sentencing was very fair," she said.Depending on the wording of the actual order, "you may not, in any way, use the Internet" goes waaaaaay too far. Forget surfing at home - you also can't use ATMs, VoIP phones, Point of Sale terminals or grocery self-checkout lanes, taxis with interactive screens, ticket kiosks, etc. The Internet is literally everywhere these days. A similar probation order in Massachusetts got overturned on appeal for exactly that reason.
rzrwiresunrise: It's interesting, this type of ban. Did prank callers ever get banned from using a telephone? Did anyone who sent a prank letter ever get banned from using the postal service? If you play a prank on someone in a public place, does that mean you can be banned from attending that place?The probation seemed a good sentence, tho.
IronJelly: did i get that backwards. M4W. whichever section I correctly post my creepy hook up ads to.
ReverendJasen: It's stupid because it's unenforceable unless they hire someone to follow him around 24/7. His phone probably has internet on it. He can go to McDonalds, Starbucks, or a hotel and get on the wifi and they'd never know.So unless he does something stupid and gets tattled on, it's pretty much just the honor system.
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