Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wikipedia encourages "criminal viligantism"
Yesterday, I get this email from a guy who was distraught because Perverted Injustice had targeted his MySpace page. They accused him of being a pedophile but he has no past sex crime convictions. PJ snuck in and joined his Myspace group and then contacted his friends. Then they contacted MySpace and they deleted his acct. Is this guy really a pedo? I have no idea. Here is what he said to me. I am keeping his identity confidential:
Hello all. A couple of you know me but most of you don't. The thing we all have in common is that we've all been profiled on Perverted Justice's Wikisposure site. If you're unaware of the fact that you've been profiled, check the link below and click on the "new pages" tab. You're there.
If you want to know who I am go to that page and click on "******". That's me. The folks at PJ profiled me and outed me to all of my myspace friends about a month ago. The people on my myspace friends list included family members, coworkers, longtime friends and YFs who've known me for years and whom I've never been sexual with, ever. I have no criminal record and have never committed a sex offense. I've never once advocated adult-child sex in any way or the legalization of it. Not once. Not ever. Still, the folks at PJ saw it necessary to try and ruin me with their sleazy, underhanded tactics, much as they have the rest of their hapless, defenseless victims whom they have little to no proof of any actual wrongdoing against.
"The holder of this account, www.myspace.com/wikisposure, is in routine violation of myspace's photo policy. Without permission, they have Stolen photos of myself and others from their myspace sites and have posted them on their website, which they have a link to on their myspace site. Their site is used to bully and slander people, claiming that they are pedophiles, with little to no proof of their claims. I ask that myspace administrators demand the immediate removal of any pictures taken from myspace without permission from their website, or face closure of their myspace account. Also, I ask that they be forbidden from ever posting a link to their site from myspace again, unless they agree to remove the unauthorized and stolen photos. Thank you for your action in this very serious matter."
And they took these "stolen" photos over and POSTED them at their "Wiki" site. Hey Jimmy Wales, That is a COPYRIGHT violation in case you didn't know!
Let's look at what else PERVERTED INJUSTICE did. This is copied directly from their vigilante forum: **** means I deleted Identity info****
Screen Name: *****
Real Name: **** ******
Info: 38 y/o pedophile from ********, ***, spent most of his life in ****,*** area but moved to **** after **** ****** moved there.
All 120 MySpace friends HAVE BEEN notified. Will update with any responses received.
We could use an address list and fliers sent to his community. If you are interested in compiling a list but are not sure how to get started, please feel free to contact me and I'll help you get started.
Also, if you would like to create and mail out fliers but need help, give me a yell for that too. I can create a flier for you or help guide you in making your own. Remember, fliers are what lead the police to **** and several others who have been arrested as well, so these are a very important part of our activism efforts. These fliers really do work to help save kids.
Also, he is a ************ who works at a ****** on *********************** . There are ****places on *** **** alone, so if anyone wants to contact those restaurants, let me know and I'll get you the list with addresses and phone numbers. Note that this is JUST for ***** Road and does not include the rest of ******* ***** places.
I've sent fliers to the following:
(I deleted the mailing addresses here)
I have 20 more I'm going to send out but I have a strategy in place for them so I'm not going to send to the addresses that EB posted above - those are still available to anyone who wishes to mail fliers to those addresses. I'll post mine once I complete them.
So let's recap what we have here: A guy "accused" of being a pedophile. A guy whom hasn't been convicted of any kind of sex crime. Perverted Injustice contacted his MySpace friends and has mailed out nearly 30 "fliers" to local businesses in the guy's town where they "think" he might work at. PJ copied his MySpace photos and posted them over at their Wikipedia site in violation of copyright laws. PJ has started an harassment compaign based on undocumented facts as to whether he is a pedo or not. These are the GOALS of Perverted-Justice...Harassment/vigilantism!
Hey Jimmy (Founder of Wiki) what are you going to do about it ???????????