E-mail flames not criminal, judge rules

Here's an Associated Press article involving a Maryland woman charged with criminal e-mail flaming.

Rachel L. Riffee, a death penalty opponent, was charged with criminal harassment after she sent nasty e-mail messages to a pro-death penalty Web site. A judge said a few e-mail messages didn't amount to harassment. (The unfortunately-unnamed-Web-site in question was created by Fred Romano, whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. While you're at it, check out Prof. Eugene Volokh's recent post on incarceration and punishment.)

Tags:
Tech Culture
About the author

Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNET. You can e-mail him or follow him on Twitter as declanm. Declan previously was a reporter for Time and the Washington bureau chief for Wired and wrote the Taking Liberties section and Other People's Money column for CBS News' Web site.

 

Discuss E-mail flames not criminal, judge rules

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

CNET How To

MacBook Pro running slow?

Speed up your MacBook by reclaiming hard-drive space with these quick and easy tricks.