Member Submission: Doxxing vs. Registry

June 17, 2020, 1:59 pm

The “doxxing” of police officers mentioned in this article is of interest to me and perhaps it will be to others as well.  There are parallels between doxxing and the registry. We know firsthand the struggle to live in relative safety. This story by no means satisfies. Nurtured resentments never fulfill their promise. As a registered citizen I fear for anyone subjected to mob rules! Living in fear is unhealthy beyond measure!

 

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AP Exclusive: Police officers’ personal info leaked online

 

By Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long | AP

June 10, 2020 at 2:19 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON — Personal information of police officers in departments nationwide is being leaked online amid tense interactions at demonstrations across the U.S. over the police custody death of George Floyd and others, according to an unclassified intelligence document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, obtained by The Associated Press.

The document warns that the effort, known as “doxxing,” could lead to attacks by “violent opportunists or domestic violent extremists” or could prevent law enforcement officials from carrying out their duties.

Multiple high-ranking police officials in a number of cities, including Washington, Atlanta, Boston and New York have had their personal information shared on social media, including their home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, the report warns.

 

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/ap-exclusive-police-officers-personal-info-leaked-online/2020/06/10/e6484de6-ab46-11ea-a43b-be9f6494a87d_story.html

 

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