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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Would you feel threatened enough, say early evening, in a very public place, to attack them without discussion of what was going on?
    What? If it was in a public place why would I attack them? I'd rather just slip into the crowd and try to get away.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Following someone may or may not be an aggressive act; however it is definitely aggressive if after following them you rough them up because you wrongly thought they were guilty of some crime.

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    Re: Following someone.

    Is holding a loaded gun an aggressive act?

    The answer is, "No, not in and of itself."

    But in some circumstances, it clearly is and in some it's clearly not.

    I am not sure what your poll is hoping top establish.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Following someone.

    Following someone is not a forcible felony (right?) and therefore is not cause to attack someone under Florida SYG.

    Sure it can be aggressive, but it doesn't justify battery without discussion.

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    Re: Following someone.

    Would it be safe to assume that pedophiles and rapists would enjoy this luxury, all they have to do is say "that person looked suspicious to me" so I had to follow them.

    I have been followed before, once because a couple of people thought I seemed suspicious and when the police had to get involved there it got pretty weird. Strangely enough it was I who had been kicked out of the local police station and told to never visit that town again.

    Following can be very dangerous activity whether justified or not.
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    Re: Following someone.

    You think people should be arrested for following, regardless of "excuse", to make sure we get the pedos and rapists before they strike?


    when the police had to get involved there it got pretty weird. Strangely enough it was I who had been kicked out of the local police station and told to never visit that town again.
    Nevermind. Pretend I didn't respond.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Is following someone an aggressive act?

    Simple question, simple answer.

    I don't believe that it is. If it was then police would not be able to legally follow people. Investigators (PI's) would not legally be able to do it. Paparazzi would not be able to do it.
    Did somebody get caught stalking?

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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    Did somebody get caught stalking?
    You'll never know.

    Seriously though, I have been known to follow people that I thought was suspicious.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Put yourself in the position of someone being followed. Would you fell threatened? Put yourself in the position of a parent whose child is in the act of being stalked. Would you view it then as a threat?

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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You'll never know.

    Seriously though, I have been known to follow people that I thought was suspicious.
    And if such following leads to a confrontation which results in death, you could very well be liable. See Trayvon Martin.

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