Um, Can We Send the R.I. Attorney General Some Material on the First Amendment?


With it shaping up to be a contentious election year here in Rhode Island and concerned citizens poised to be sharp in their criticism of legislators who voted for the horrendous new tolls, it is easy to agree with a caller to the Tara Granahan Show who finds the timing of this proposal quite … interesting.

But another bill would target a wide range of social media activity that makes people “feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.”

Unlike current state “cyber-stalking” laws, which require police to prove a pattern of harassing behavior, someone could be prosecuted under the new Kilmartin bill for a single post if at least two others pile on with “separate non-continuous acts of unconsented contact” with the victim.