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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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?
    Feeling threatened doesn't mean that the following is aggressive.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Feeling threatened doesn't mean that the following is aggressive.
    To who? Id say your response is a pretty good indicator. Actions have consequences.

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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Feeling threatened doesn't mean that the following is aggressive.
    Why would you follow anyone?

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    Re: Following someone.

    I think in the case paparazzi there is a point where it is harassment.The ones who try and take a picture of some women's breast falling out her top.Imagine that as a defense "why where you following her ?" "In hopes i could take a picture of her nipple as she got into a taxi"
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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Feeling threatened doesn't mean that the following is aggressive.
    If someone verbally threatens to cause you physical harm (and imagine them waving a closed fist in your face), do you consider that being aggressive?

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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Stalking is following in many cases and is a crime or something can be done. The examples don't seem to fit. The paparazzo can be destructive and in a way stalk people.
    Stalking is different than just following someone. Stalking under the law requires repeated attempts to follow so it is not quite the same thing. Now if it is a one time deal? No problem under the law. If you continue to follow the same person around, it can become a threat and lead to restraining orders etc for stalking.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    If someone verbally threatens to cause you physical harm (and imagine them waving a closed fist in your face), do you consider that being aggressive?
    Total strawman. Has nothing to do with his statement. You are trying to compare waving a fist at someone (assault) to simply following someone which is not a crime.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Stalking is different than just following someone. Stalking under the law requires repeated attempts to follow so it is not quite the same thing. Now if it is a one time deal? No problem under the law. If you continue to follow the same person around, it can become a threat and lead to restraining orders etc for stalking.
    Why would you follow someone? Are you a police officer or a private detective?

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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Total strawman. Has nothing to do with his statement. You are trying to compare waving a fist at someone (assault) to simply following someone which is not a crime.
    Actually, I interested in what Kal'Strang considers "aggressive." This is the problem when you take people's posts out of context. I was somewhat shifting the focus onto Kal's interpretation of "aggressive." I wanted to see if he viewed threatening behavior in general as aggressive.

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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.
    The police can't follow you without a solid reason.

    So - likewise - any old joe shouldn't be able to tag along behind you, either.

    If someone is being blatantly followed - and they feel threatened - I don't feel it would be wrong for them to confront the person in order to ask 'why' and to get them to stop.
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