WHO@ Newsletter - April 4, 2011
Boy cries on video because he can't be NJ governor
As Internet infant videos go, it's not as viral as the nattering twins or the baby that reacts to mom's sneezes.
But a YouTube clip shows a 4-year-old New Jersey twin crying because he can't be governor of New Jersey.
When Jesse Koczon's mom asks why he was upset, Jesse responds, "'Cause everyone tells me I'm too small to be the governor of New Jersey."
Dawn Koczon told the Asbury Park Press the video was taped on Election Day 2009 after Koczon and her husband took Jesse and his brother to the polls in Old Bridge.
Gov. Chris Christie responded on Twitter: "Don't worry Jesse, people gave plenty of reasons why I couldn't be Governor, though being too small wasn't one of them."
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Man Stalked Females In 4 States, Deputies Say - 04/04/11
A man accused of cyber stalking females in four states is accused of threatening to harm an Alamance County girl's family if she didn't provide him with naked pictures of herself.
Digital Sticks and Stones - 04/04/11
Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month are in April. Additionally, April 10-16, 2011 is National Crime Victims Rights Week. What do these events have to do with cyberspace? I mean, cyberspace isn’t real right? No one gets harmed by 1 s and 0 s. Sure there are hackers and virus writers that harm or steal data but that has nothing to do with this month’s “real victims.” Oh contraire mon amie! Let me show you how what happens in cyberspace can have real world consequences.
Bullies find anonymity on popular social network - 04/04/11
In waves throughout the school year, counselor Julia V. Taylor has found herself consoling students who have been taunted - often anonymously - on the social networking site Formspring.me. "We say this happens outside of school," said Taylor, of Apex High School. "If they're in my office and they're upset about it, it's affecting school."
New York Legislators Threatened With Attack, Another 'Gabby Giffords' - 04/04/11
Daniel Barry/Getty Images(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York state police have opened a "full-blown" investigation into an e-mail threat against state senators and assemblymen from a writer who asks, "Give me a chance to pull a Gabby Giffords." The reference to the shooting of the Arizona Congresswoman has alarmed officials in Albany, where a state budget that could result in layoffs of employees passed early Thursday morning.
Virtual world, real dangers - 04/03/11
Advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has come with its own costs prominent among them are the new forms that violence against women has assumed. According to the UN, 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images in online spaces are aimed at women. It seems that women are even more susceptible in the virtual world than they are in the real one. But by and large they are not aware of the hazards they are exposed to when using technology, much less how to fight them.
INTERNET BULLIES COULD FACE JAIL IN OVERHAUL OF STALKING LAWS - 04/03/11
From this month, police forces will be asked to record incidents of “cyber harassment” in a move which could result in internet stalking being made an offence. It comes just days after more than 80 MPs called for reform of harassment laws to include bullying and stalking online.
NYC model pleads guilty to taking Toronto baby - 04/02/11
An aspiring actor and model from New York City has admitted to abducting a Toronto baby at a bogus Bollywood movie casting call last December. Michelle Marie Gopaul pleaded guilty to one count of child abduction in a Toronto court Friday morning. She has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in addition to the time she has already spent in custody.
Man falls prey to Internet scam - 04/02/11
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a man on Farm to Market Court near Whitefish who said he sent $2,900 to someone who had hacked his friend’s email account and requested the money. Internet usage was the reason for an argument on Rhodes Draw where a man first said a woman was threatening to commit suicide. He later changed his story and said she had thrown pills at him.
North Andover High student arrested in Facebook harassment - 04/01/11
A 16-year-old North Andover High School student was arrested on campus Wednesday, accused of using Facebook to harass another student. North Andover police Lt. Paul Gallagher said the student is charged with violating a harassment order for putting "derogatory statements" about another student on the social network site.
Man accused of cyberstalking Naperville woman - 04/01/11
A man’s reputed obsession with a college acquaintance now living in Naperville has led to his being charged with stalking the woman over the Internet and badgering her in a lurid email campaign.
Man Indicted For Harassing Women Realtors -04/01/11
A Newark man was indicted this week after he allegedly used someone else's identity to activate a cell phone and make sexually threatening calls to five female real estate agents. John Daniels was indicted on identity fraud and telecommunications harassment, all fifth-degree felonies, according to Delaware County prosecutor Carol O'Brien.
Lewd emails found on Hall County computers - 04/01/11
Hall County Jail workers got a fiery lecture Thursday morning from Hall County Corrections Director Fred Ruiz. He’s upset that numerous vulgar, offensive and pornographic emails were found on the county’s computer system “largely circulated” among Ruiz’s staff. It’s not appropriate. You can’t defend it,” Ruiz said. “There will be some changes. You cannot defend what I saw.”
Cathy Malloy: Sex Assaults Continue Not Only in Real Time but on the Internet - 04/01/11
Not only does sexual assault continue, but as it has spread to the Internet and cell phones, observers sometimes seem to forget that what's happening is a serious victimization of people, said Cathy Malloy, director of the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.
Tennessee Man Charged In Alamance Cyberstalking - 04/01/11
A Tennessee man was charged Thursday with cyberstalking an Alamance County juvenile. Christopher Chad Nunis, 22, of Memphis, was charged with seven counts of first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of cyber stalking, according to a news release from the Alamance County Sheriff's Office.
Facebook posts led to teen's suicide attempt - 03/31/11
Scranton Police Capt. Al Leoncini said Wednesday that posts on social networking site Facebook contributed to a West Scranton High School student's apparent suicide attempt. Leoncini said the "inappropriate postings" have since been deleted and detectives are working to recover the posts and positively identify who wrote them.
UWPD investigating threat against student - 03/31/11
University of Wyoming police are investigating a threat made last week against the UW student who sued in court last year to allow former University of Illinois-Chicago Professor and Weather Underground member William Ayers to speak. Meg Lanker said she received an anonymous e-mail last Wednesday, a copy of which was also sent to the Casper Star Tribune two days later. She described the content of the e-mail as specific and radical, most likely from an individual.
Email Chauvinists - 03/30/11
RUDE emails exchanged by two City boys about a "hot" girl are an internet hit after one accidentally forwarded their conversation - to her. Property consultant Harry Fildes, 25, and posh pal Sebastian Marsh, 24, wrote about "looker" Jenni Palmer using their work email.