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.
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.
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.
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.
You think people should be arrested for following, regardless of "excuse", to make sure we get the pedos and rapists before they strike?
Nevermind. Pretend I didn't respond.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.
Last edited by ecofarm; 04-16-12 at 02:35 PM.
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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?