ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings: Nov 21, Dec 19 – Details / Recordings

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Phone only)

International

Northern Ireland: Sex offender awarded £20,000 in damages against Facebook

A convicted child abuser who featured on a Facebook page set up to monitor paedohphiles in Northern Ireland is to be awarded £20,000 in damages, a High Court judge ruled today.

In a landmark verdict, Mr Justice Stephens held that both the social media giant and page operator Joe McCloskey were liable for misusing private information. He also ordered that the ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe From Predators 2’ profile at the centre of the lawsuit is to be terminated. Full Article

Related: Facebook case: ‘I’d rather go to jail than pay paedophile’

Join the discussion

  1. Gerald

    He held that Mr McCloskey set up the Facebook page to “destroy the family life of sex offenders, to expose them to total humiliation and vilification, to drive them from their homes and to expose them to the risk of serious harm”.

    yes, yes, yes.

    Wake up America. Don’t let our shine diminish. Let justice glorify our nation once again.

  2. Avig

    This guy is a vigilante trying to stir up violence against a registered citizen. I don’t think a big fine is enough, prison time is what is needed; and Facebook needs to be handed a big fine and prohibited from allowing this to go on.

  3. Q

    “the judge said information published indiscriminately could have threatened public order and incited violence and hatred.”

    It appears the system in this land; from the highest court down to the smallest police station don’t give a damn about public order or inciting violence and hatred when it comes to registrants, as recently evidenced in the city of Hemet, as well as all of the murders, attacks on property and registrants, and the never ending string of new laws all directed at registrants.

    Collateral damage, like wives and children are never mentioned or considered, so I assume they are even less than the registrant, in fact they must be non entities. All of this makes me ashamed to be an american and in fact I wish I was born in some other land.

    Hooray for “CG” and shame on facebook. That site should be taken down in it’s entirety. All the registry seems to do is incite hatred and perverted thoughts of violence. And I still fail to see how the registry is good for anything. I believe this country has lost God’s blessings (not individual blessings) because of the lesser men and women in public office. They are evil.

  4. Robin Banks

    He held that Mr McCloskey set up the Facebook page to “destroy the family life of sex offenders, to expose them to total humiliation and vilification, to drive them from their homes and to expose them to the risk of serious harm”.

    – Isn’t this exactly what the Megan’s Law website does?

    • Timmr

      Exactly. I believe what will bring down this public shaming registry is not that it will be declared ex post facto punishment. What will bring it down is the chaos and violence that insues when people are encouraged by their government to hate their neighbor. Megan’s law was only the spark. Social media is now spreading decention like a wildfire in a Santa Ana wind.

  5. mike

    Great news although he should’ve been awarded millions and the perps prsocuted crimanaly its still great news.

  6. Bluewall

    Could we do this to Homestead?

  7. cool CA R.C.

    can we do this in California? if YES Sign me up!

Leave a Reply

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
 

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

.