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    Following someone.

    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.
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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.
    All the examples you mentioned are quite different than one person following someone else. Those are all related to someone doing their job, the first two due to enforcing the law/fulfilling their contract. A private citizen following another private citizen is wrong as it can be considered stalking and/or harassment.

    EDIT: To make things clearer, I want to say that depending on the context, a private citizen following another private citizen can be wrong.
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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.
    In and of itself, no. However, there are circumstances (I would say the Paparazzi would sometimes fall into this catagory) in which it is.
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    Re: Following someone.

    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.
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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.
    Agreed. Yet they are allowed to do so.
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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 definitely wrong, but that is an intent situation. Following in itself is not aggressive without intent, for instance if I am on my property and follow strangers off of it my intent is to let them understand that they are not welcome and I want them to respect my boundaries, following a strange looking individual may simply be to remain aware of the situation. However if someone continues to follow another after it has been stated they are not welcome to do so is absolutely aggressive.

    Stalking is the intent to remain in contact when unwelcome in the most simple definition. Following to cause mental anguish or discomfort is harassment, and of course following to commit an attack is assault so it really boils down to the end goal.
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    Re: Following someone.

    Ok if intent is what matters then is following someone because you think that they are suspicious and maybe going to commit a crime an aggressive act?
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    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Ok if intent is what matters then is following someone because you think that they are suspicious and maybe going to commit a crime an aggressive act?
    Could be, if someone gives you clues that they are not the threat and you are. The aggressor is the one who escalates the situation, at least legally that ends up being the difference in charges.
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    Re: Following someone.

    "Following someone" in what way? Walking behind them and going wherever they go? I would certainly feel threatened if someone did that to me.
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    Re: Following someone.

    I figured I had gathered the context of what you meant, so I responded in the affirmative.
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