REPORTING AN ALLEGED CRIME IS LIBELOUS SLANDER AND SHOULD BE ILLEGAL

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    Your public reputation is your most valuable asset.

    So there should be laws that keep people from saying mean things about each other in public.

    Especially famous people.

    Nobody should be able to use a photograph of you or talk about you ("use your name or your corporation's name as click-bait") WITHOUT YOUR EXPRESS CONSENT.

    Celebrities and other public figures are constantly being accused of "not caring" about things like "the environment" and or "justice" and the like.

    These kinds of claims are LIBELOUS SLANDER AND SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.

    Caring about the "right" or "wrong" things is not a crime yet.

    And since it is an indisputable fact that people don't know the inner thoughts (actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea) of the people they hate, they should not be allowed to speak publicly on the matter without facing steep fines and penalties.
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    Question: IF somebody like; let's use Dwayne Johnson, just as an example; allegedly stole from a store. The video was leaked to the internet somehow and we know pretty reliably that Dwayne stole, would it be illegal to say: "Dwayne Johnson is a thief,"?
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    Your public reputation is your most valuable asset.

    So there should be laws that keep people from saying mean things about each other in public.

    Especially famous people.

    Nobody should be able to use a photograph of you or talk about you ("use your name or your corporation's name as click-bait") WITHOUT YOUR EXPRESS CONSENT.

    Celebrities and other public figures are constantly being accused of "not caring" about things like "the environment" and or "justice" and the like.

    Celebrities and other public figures are constantly being accused of totally false "crimes" that are just made up by people who are obviously jealous of them, I mean if you were super rich and famous would you ever commit any crimes? 

    Of course not!!


    These kinds of claims are LIBELOUS SLANDER AND SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.

    Caring about the "right" or "wrong" things is not a crime yet.

    And since it is an indisputable fact that people don't know the inner thoughts (actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea) of the people they hate, they should not be allowed to speak publicly on the matter without facing steep fines and penalties.

    I mean, how can we ever have truly "free-speech" if these idiots are allowed to just say whatever the heck they want??
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    Question: IF somebody like; let's use Dwayne Johnson, just as an example; allegedly stole from a store. The video was leaked to the internet somehow and we know pretty reliably that Dwayne stole, would it be illegal to say: "Dwayne Johnson is a thief,"?
    HAVE YOU PERSONALLY AUTHENTICATED THE OBVIOUSLY FAKE VIDEO?

    You should always report alleged crimes to the police and only to the police.

    You should never make public accusations.

    And anonymous crime reports are no longer accepted, so be prepared to fill out some forms and face the person you're accusing, because they're required by law to know your name and home address.
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    Yay satire, anyway, the entire point was to poke a hole there - that is a reasonable accusation to make - that isn't libel. Let's get the dictionary definition shall we?

    Libel - "a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation."
    Slander - "The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation."

    Both of these suppose that the crime has not been committed; therefore you are assuming that to be the case - but the preponderance of evidence would point to the other side. Also, illegal actions such as libel or slander, require INTENT, if you are trying to argue against Donald Trump being criticized, don't because again - a preponderance of the evidence.

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    Libel - "a published false statement [not necessarily an accusation of crime] that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation."
    Would it be illegal to say: "Dwayne Johnson is a thief," - - the answer is "YES".

    (IFF) Dwayne Johnson was not already legally convicted of the crime you accused them of (THEN) you could very easily be dragged into court and forced to prove the legitimacy of the "evidence" (costing you thousands, if not millions of dollars in court fees regardless of whether or not you "win").

    Slander - "The action or crime of making a false spoken statement [not necessarily an accusation of crime] damaging to a person's reputation."
    Would it be illegal to say: "Dwayne Johnson is a thief," - - the answer is "YES".

    (IFF) Dwayne Johnson was not already legally convicted of the crime you accused them of (THEN) you could very easily be dragged into court and forced to prove the legitimacy of the "evidence" (costing you thousands, if not millions of dollars in court fees regardless of whether or not you "win").

    Now imagine trying to prove a claim like, "George W. Bush doesn't care about black people".

    Do you personally believe you could prove this statement is true in a court of law?
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    Also, illegal actions such as libel or slander, require INTENT, if you are trying to argue against Donald Trump being criticized, don't because again - a preponderance of the evidence.
    Please explain.
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    False. IN every regard. In the court of law, the responsibility of the burden of proof falls onto the person bringing it to court. The entire point of the example would be to point out that there is evidence of such a claim - it would be unreasonable to say that this person has to prove that this is true being brought to the court of law, what makes more sense and is the case, is that the person claiming the thing to be untrue has to demonstrate that it is untrue before the case even be tried. This is the standard all cases have to reach before they are brought into court. Furthermore, there has to be a demonstration of INTENT to harm their reputation, not merely saying a false thing. Even FURTHER MORE,  it has to be a factual matter not an opinion. Therefore if were to say, "Factually speaking, Dwayne Johnson robbed a store" would be different from saying, "Dwayne is a thief" Because I could be referring to different things.
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    I did.... you have to INTEND to bring down his reputation in order to be charged for Libel or Slander... do you not know how it works? 

    And more, privacy... isn't the most important thing... what would be more important is to warn people who are supporting that person that it is plausible that that person has done a bad thing... because you usually shouldn't support people who do bad things. I suppose you could make pragmatic arguments against it, but they wouldn't be consistent.
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     In the court of law, the responsibility of the burden of proof falls onto the person bringing it to court.
    Are you suggesting that Dwayne Johnson must PROVE THEIR OWN INNOCENCE before a judge will allow their libel case against you to go to trial?
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    The entire point of the example would be to point out that there is evidence of such a claim
    EVIDENCE =/= PROOF
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    the person claiming the thing to be untrue has to demonstrate that it is untrue before the case even be tried.
    Are you familiar with the concept of SLAPP Suits
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    I did.... you have to INTEND to bring down his reputation in order to be charged for Libel or Slander... do you not know how it works? 
    How exactly does someone PROVE they did NOT intend to "bring down his reputation"?

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    And more, privacy... isn't the most important thing... what would be more important is to warn people who are supporting that person that it is plausible that that person has done a bad thing... because you usually shouldn't support people who do bad things. I suppose you could make pragmatic arguments against it, but they wouldn't be consistent.
    Specifically dissuading supporters is a very direct demonstration of "intent to bring down their reputation".

    And more, privacy... IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

    because you usually shouldn't support people who do bad things.
    you're kidding me, right?

    have you ever purchased a product that happened to be stamped, "made in china"?
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    No, I'm saying that IF Dwayne Johnson wanted to claim somebody was guilty of a crime, he would have to prove that, It simply happens that it includes his alleged innocence in that case. Unless you're saying that I would have to prove my innocence before a judge?
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    Evidence doesn't equal proof is irrelevant, it is justifiable to believe such a thing, moving on
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    Nope, and I don't care to investigate, explain why this is relevant

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    Do you not know what deduction is? How do you prove somebody had malice of forethought, its the same concept, you seem awfully unfamiliar with case law to be discussing with this much confidence
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    I want arguments not examples - explain the relevance of each claim - furthermore - demonstrate the claim that "Pricay is the most important". Most as in, more important than anything else. And are you claiming that EVERY aspect of china is bad? I wouldn't take you for a generalized. I don't accept the claim, support it this time.
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    I'm suggesting that Dwayne Johnson could probably hire a raft of private investigators to dig up any unsavory information about you personally and or about your family and or about your friends.

    You are very likely to end up in court, one way or another, if you attempt to punch above your weight-class.
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    Do you not know what deduction is? How do you prove somebody had malice of forethought, its the same concept, you seem awfully unfamiliar with case law to be discussing with this much confidence
    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ PEOPLE'S MINDS.

    DOUBLY SO RETROACTIVELY.
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    IF somebody does a crime, AND that crime is easily proven, THEN you should report it and talk about it - IF that thing is proven untrue, then take back that claim, and then you have a responsibility to discredit the previous notion, but that is IF AND ONLY IF, that claim has been proven untrue.


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    Again, I ask, do you know what malice of forethought it, it is very possible what is likely the case in the majority of instances. Also... yes, you can read minds, by establishing what a specific brain wave equates to in terms of thoughts, you can make a fairly accurate "mind reader" not really relevant but just wanted to be pedantic since you enjoy it so much.
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    demonstrate the claim that "Pricay is the most important".
    WITHOUT PRIVACY YOU HAVE NO AUTONOMY.

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    And are you claiming that EVERY aspect of china is GOOD? I wouldn't take you for a generalized.