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I’ve blogged about true crime for years and have watched with much dismay, as those who follow cases have become increasingly more aggressive in how they “follow” cases.  There aren’t many of us left who still write about true crime or follow them from the sidelines.  For me, it’s become a chore to get involved with (as in blogging) about some of the cases, and the high profile ones I tend to avoid because of the rabid followers.  Long gone are the days of civil discussion.  Today “discussing” the case means victim blaming, harassing grieving families, stalking and harassing commenters who have a different opinion than the crime groupies.  It’s very disheartening, and probably one of the reasons that I haven’t blogged much for awhile.  I ask myself if the aggravation of dealing with these folks is worth it, and most of the time it isn’t.  I’ve even thought that I should just shut this shit show down and burn the past like napalm.  But then what?  It doesn’t stop the assholes from being assholes and it doesn’t make these people stop what they are doing online to try to ruin careers or harass innocent people.

True crime groupies pick their sides and toss all civil behavior out the window.  They lose sight of the case itself and focus more on who can be the bigger, meaner asshole.  It’s less about the evidence and discussing the case and more about harassing anyone who disagrees with their opinion.  A quick look at any Facebook discussion reveals some of the meanest, nastiest tripe you have ever seen, and it doesn’t stop there.  I have been the target of harassment in the past for discussing the behavior of these individuals or for having an opinion, and I have watched many blogger/journalist friends who have been viciously attacked online  for covering cases.  When these attacks are ignored, the mentally stunted individuals take their beef offline and into the real world. 

For example, my friend, Levi,  is targeted on a daily basis.  Levi is a former HLN correspondent and has had much success even before he received his degree in journalism for case coverage.   A small group of women and two pervy old men make it their day job to spew online trash about him.  Even when ignored, these fools can’t stop themselves.  It gets old…real fast.  We have a right to defend ourselves and to fight back and we do so at our own peril because say nothing…it doesn’t stop. Fight back…they have e-orgasms that you have acknowledged them and continue with their belligerent behavior.

This woman uses her Twitter account daily to harass Levi.  Her harassment doesn’t end on the internet.  She actively contacts potential media who may employ him.  She and her ilk have made wild accusations about all of us – from being satanic cult leaders to implicating us in child murders, but there are so many others just like them slithering around the internet behind pseudonyms.

It’s not just the fanatical and mentally stunted idiots that we have to deal with, but it’s the genre in general.  For instance, the “Caylee Warriors”, a group of old women who make it their day job to keep Casey Anthony unemployed and living in fear.  People spying on her and following her in her own neighborhood just because they didn’t like the verdict that was rendered in her case.  Or the deranged women who harass the grieving family of Heather Elvis and conspired to hire a hacker to identify a group of women they were stalking online.  Or the freaks who call the FBI regularly and implicate innocent people in the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey just because they are being malicious pigs.  WTF is wrong with people?

I don’t know…I just don’t understand people, and probably never will.

Author, activist, lover of all animals and a few people.

Defend speech because it’s free; not because you agree with it.

prinnie – who has written posts on Prinniefied.com.


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  1. These are the people who as kids thought it was fine to throw that cat in the dryer to make it dizzy, to throw puppies into the fire pit to see if they could scramble out before they got burned, the ones who picked on slow kids and bullied them. They are the worst that humanity has to offer.

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