Post A Picture That 'Causes Emotional Distress' And You Could Face Jailtime In Tennessee
Post A Picture That 'Causes Emotional Distress' And You Could Face Jailtime In Tennessee | Techdirt
New law would read:
Post picture to facebook. It causes someone emotional distress. You are now a criminal in Tennessee.(a) A person commits an offense who intentionally:
(4) Communicates with another person or transmits or displays an image in a manner in which there is a reasonable expectation that the image will be viewed by the victim by [by telephone, in writing or by electronic communication] without legitimate purpose:
(A) (i) With the malicious intent to frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress; or
(ii) In a manner the defendant knows, or reasonably should know, would frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress to a similarly situated person of reasonable sensibilities; and
(B) As the result of the communication, the person is frightened, intimidated or emotionally distressed.
What a horridly vague and abusable law. Somebody must have goatse'd the governor...