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Does Wiki encourage or condone "vigilantism"? I believe Wiki does and I will show you why. The no personal attacks has to do with the "Editors" who post content based on whatever subject applies. Lets look at the Editors over at:
And finally here: (Florida activists as the example)
Most are registered sex offenders. Clink on the link and you read information Perverted-Justice pulled off the Florida SO registry. So what you say, its "public" information. Yes and no. Everything is public except for the PHONE NUMBERS listed. Phone number are NOT listed on the Florida SO registry. You call one of those numbers and "threaten, harass or extort" and you have violated Florida law.
Enter "Brett Franklin". He lives in Missouri. He is associated with Pervert Justice and Absolute Zero United. Plain and simple, he is a VIGILANTE. He might even be a wiki Editor who knows since these Editors hid in anonymity.
Last year, Brett took it upon himself to call up several registered sex offenders and THREATEN physical harm. Here is one such comment he made:
"Hey you fucking baby raper, I'm gonna kill you"!!!
Brett has the IQ of a turnip but thats besides the point! And the person he called, was and is not, a "baby raper". Let's look at what Perverted Justice has to say in their "disclaimer":
Warning: The information contained within this Wiki project is made available for the purpose of informing the internet community, creating awareness for parents, and deterring individuals such as the people profiled in this Wiki. Anyone who attempts to use any information contained within this Wiki to commit a criminal act against another person can be subject to criminal prosecution or civil action. Wikisposure.com condemns the attempt, use, or even thought of physical violence, extortion or harassment against the individuals profiled in this Wiki. Such actions are not in the spirit of what our goals are all about and would put your own personal safety at risk.
IF they "condemn" as they say, why list phone numbers? Now these Wiki Editors are quite AWARE of Brett Franklin's threats but they refuse to DELETE the phone numbers! Duh. Talk about endorsing such bullshitting order to harass "sex offenders".
Now, does Wikipedia "support vigilantism"? I say yes because it serves no purpose to list phone numbers!
I am going to post all this over at the Wiki Founder's blog (Jimmy wales) and see if he supports this kind of crap. Well Jimmy? The ball in your court!