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    UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo - UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube
    Lawton_An animal abuse story that has sparked outrage across the country has Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley saying that two local boys are responsible. The teen was filmed beating and torturing a cat, and uploaded it to YouTube over the weekend. It was viewed about 30,000 times.

    7News telephones rang of the hook, and Reporter Robert Richardson took a number of the calls. Viewers read that the abuse happened in Lawton, and YouTube deleted the video, along with the user's account on Sunday. Edited portions - featuring ‘Timmy' lead his camera operating friend inside a shower where a cat lay waiting for its fate.

    The boy picked up the cat in what he called his ‘laboratory' and slammed it against the wall and floor before striking it with his fists.
    If you can find this video online, it is quite shocking. Now, I know what you're thinking, "But ROC this is really just shock media! Yeah it sucks for the cat, but its really not any worse than the stories about kidnapped/murdered/molested kids that get posted on here over 9000 times a day. Well let me tell you how this is different and I thought it would make for some good discussion.

    Lately I've been spending a lot of time on a board called 4chan.com's Random or /b/ board. The site allows users to post anonymously. This leads to posts of gore, pornography, child pornography, bestiality, but mostly utter randomness. It's become a site of inside jokes and racial and sexual slurs that spread across the Internet. Ever told someone on this board that there post "was fail?" You got it from /b/, you just don't know it. Users constantly refer to each other as "faggot" and tell posters who don't make interesting posts to post "TITS" or "GTFO."

    This website has spun a strange sort of sub-culture callings itself "Anonymous." Anonymous is basically a group of Internet pranksters that pull of practical jokes online and in real life. Their acts include raiding the social networking site Habbo Hotel, Hacking into an epilepsy forum and replacing the background with randomly flashing lights and colors, and sending prank calls and death threats to McKay Hatch, the starter of a national No Cussing Club. Anonymous refers to itself as the "Internet Hate Machine" and their motto is "We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect Us."

    As cruel as some of their actions might be yesterday I witnessed in real time the actions they did to bust the sick child who abused his cat and posted videos of it on youtube. They tracked down his youtube account, myspace, facebook and discovered evidence matching him to the video he posted. They discovered his home address and informed PETA, local law enforcement, and his school. In the aftermath both children in the video were arrested and the cat was taken to an animal shelter.

    My question to you, DP, is what do you think about this? Is this kind of Internet vigilantism OK?
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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

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    KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo - UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube


    If you can find this video online, it is quite shocking. Now, I know what you're thinking, "But ROC this is really just shock media! Yeah it sucks for the cat, but its really not any worse than the stories about kidnapped/murdered/molested kids that get posted on here over 9000 times a day. Well let me tell you how this is different and I thought it would make for some good discussion.

    Lately I've been spending a lot of time on a board called 4chan.com's Random or /b/ board. The site allows users to post anonymously. This leads to posts of gore, pornography, child pornography, bestiality, but mostly utter randomness. It's become a site of inside jokes and racial and sexual slurs that spread across the Internet. Ever told someone on this board that there post "was fail?" You got it from /b/, you just don't know it. Users constantly refer to each other as "faggot" and tell posters who don't make interesting posts to post "TITS" or "GTFO."

    This website has spun a strange sort of sub-culture callings itself "Anonymous." Anonymous is basically a group of Internet pranksters that pull of practical jokes online and in real life. Their acts include raiding the social networking site Habbo Hotel, Hacking into an epilepsy forum and replacing the background with randomly flashing lights and colors, and sending prank calls and death threats to McKay Hatch, the starter of a national No Cussing Club. Anonymous refers to itself as the "Internet Hate Machine" and their motto is "We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect Us."

    As cruel as some of their actions might be yesterday I witnessed in real time the actions they did to bust the sick child who abused his cat and posted videos of it on youtube. They tracked down his youtube account, myspace, facebook and discovered evidence matching him to the video he posted. They discovered his home address and informed PETA, local law enforcement, and his school. In the aftermath both children in the video were arrested and the cat was taken to an animal shelter.

    My question to you, DP, is what do you think about this? Is this kind of Internet vigilantism OK?
    I watched the video and it is extremely hard to watch. If anybody is stupid enough to do something like that to a cat let alone post it on the internet they deserve everything they get. I only hope that someday someone does to this kid what he did to the poor cat.

    I've heard of 4chan before and this isn't the first time they've engaged in internet vigilantism.

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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    I've heard of 4chan before and this isn't the first time they've engaged in internet vigilantism.
    It's not. They do this from time to time. They've stopped school shootings. They've caught pedophiles. This is just a very concrete example and I was really startled to actually see it in action. It worked quickly. They had the cat out of the house in a matter of hours.
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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    It's not. They do this from time to time. They've stopped school shootings. They've caught pedophiles. This is just a very concrete example and I was really startled to actually see it in action. It worked quickly. They had the cat out of the house in a matter of hours.
    Well, good for them. I personally applaud them. To me this says that law enforcement needs to stay on the up and up as far as the online world goes. These guys worked faster and were more apt than law enforcement. Kudos to them. I hope the little bastards who filmed it get what they deserve.

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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    My question to you, DP, is what do you think about this? Is this kind of Internet vigilantism OK?
    They located information that the kid voluntarily posted on pubic websites and immediately turned it over to the proper authorities. What would be wrong with what they did?

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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    It's actually nice to see that there is more to 4chan than childish pranks and internet memes.

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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    They located information that the kid voluntarily posted on pubic websites and immediately turned it over to the proper authorities. What would be wrong with what they did?
    His information wasn't public. He didn't put his name on the internet. They found him through being pretty damn sneaky. They found his address by calling the police department, or so I've read.
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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    His information wasn't public. He didn't put his name on the internet. They found him through being pretty damn sneaky. They found his address by calling the police department, or so I've read.
    I am okay with it, as long as they are using their well known hacking and phishing skills for benevolent purposes.
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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    So what if he would have posted the video on 4chon.com instead of youtube?

    Sounds like cat torture would be something right up their alley.

    I'm grateful that I don't get any of this. All I know is that I never want to see a video of a cat being tortured.

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    Re: UPDATE: Lawton teen films himself abusing cat, posts on YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    His information wasn't public. He didn't put his name on the internet. They found him through being pretty damn sneaky. They found his address by calling the police department, or so I've read.
    It's too bad that law enforcement agencies aren't this crafty and quick.

    What do you find wrong with it? Don't you think that the guy deserves what he gets?

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