Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The law explained

Cathy Brennan's tweet encouraging those affected by the GIW.NET's re-posting of the information that they already posted themselves on Facebook and GIW.COM to file harassment suits, is ridiculous for an attorney. 

We would like to remind Brennan et al., that she and the others who have had their pictures posted here have contributed or re-posted PUBLICLY using the same pictures and names used in our blog, and no person connected with this blog have contacted any of the people concerned.

However, Cathy Brennan and Gender Identity Watch have committed harassment against transgender women. In some states, such as Maryland, and states neighboring MD, selecting a victim for harassment due to gender identity or appearance is actually considered a hate crime under recent legislation due to go into effect.

The following piece from today's GIW.COM article, shows deliberately attempts to out a transgender woman as being "male" 

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Parker Malloy has been called out in this fashion on their blog - the repetition of which is in itself indicative of harassment under 3-803(a) below. In case she has forgotten, I would like to remind Ms Brennan, of MD Title 3:

Subtitle 8 - Stalking and Harassment
Section 3-803 - Harassment.

§ 3-803. Harassment. 
(a)  Prohibited.- A person may not follow another in or about a public place or maliciously engage in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys the other: 
(1) with the intent to harass, alarm, or annoy the other; 
(2) after receiving a reasonable warning or request to stop by or on behalf of the other; and 
(3) without a legal purpose. 
(b)  Exception.- This section does not apply to a peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others. 
(c)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.  

The information posted here on this blog is not intended to harass any of the parties named, but merely to provide information to others in social media of those who may be a threat to their safety and well-being by publicly being part of, publicly agreeing with, or publicly re-posting material from the Gender Identity Watch hate group, and are published under 3-803(b)

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