[WikiEN-l] Violent threats and Armed Blowfish

Matt Jacobs sxeptomaniac at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 21:34:05 UTC 2008

Right.  Arbcom members are in a position where they are more likely
than most to receive information pertaining to real crimes.  They
should definitely contact the authorities when something like that
comes their way.

I recognize that Arbcom members are volunteers, and not experts, but
they definitely should not be quietly sitting on threats of violence.
I don't know if that's what happened, but if it did, they need to
recognize that it was the wrong thing to do.

Victims of crimes, particularly ones involving intimidation, can't
always think rationally about the problem, so putting it off on them
is a bad idea.

>  Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:11:39 -0800
>  From: "Todd Allen"
>  On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Thomas Dalton  wrote:
>  > On 25/02/2008, Matt Jacobs wrote:
>  >  > I do wonder why this apparently hasn't been reported yet.  If an
>  >  >  arbcom member does have knowledge of this, they should know to forward
>  >  >  it to the authorities.  Keeping it to themselves is the last thing
>  >  >  they should do, because these kinds of idiots (weak morons trying to
>  >  >  make themselves feel strong by threatening someone they consider
>  >  >  weaker) thrive on secrecy.
>  >
>  >  It's not up to ArbCom to report it, it's up to the person being threatened.
>  >
>  >
>  Anyone who knows or has good reason to believe a crime has occurred
>  can (and in theory is obligated to) report it to the police, not just
>  its victim.
>  --
>  Freedom is the right to say that 2+2=4. From this all else follows.

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