Special Loser Laws
"What special law or special treatment is this, then? The relevant law is the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, which prohibits"
Normal laws make an ACT illegal, punching someone in the stomach is a crime whoever the stomach belongs to. But victim laws are different, they are either a crime or not as defined by the 'victim'.
People threaten me often, I just delete their comments, but here North has not deleted the comment. Same act in both cases, but depending on the behaviour of the recipient, it's either a crime or not.
It encourages people who want to use this special law to exaggerate their victim status. This is what North did, she didn't delete the comments from her blog and ignore the others, she's taken the comment and exaggerated the implied threat.
(In the comment 'I hope someone slits your throat', 'someone' is a 3rd party not the speaker, but North said it was a death threat, which makes 'someone' the person making the comment. i.e. North misrepresents the comment to exaggerate the threat).
This is why it's a bad law.
Now image a scenario where North is arguing with me and both of us are angry and making 'I hope a terrorist kills you' comments. Only North would be able to use this victim law, because only North could play a plausible victim. Aren't all people equal? Well no, people who can portray themselves as 'Victims' get these special Nanny powers!
It's a bad law and should be rewritten to avoid using terms like harassment which are subjective depending on the interpretation of the 'victim'.
"If you think that’s harsh here in California she could have been convicted of terrorist threats, intimidation, and harassment. Each one of those counts carries maximum sentence of five years. If she got convicted of stalking in California she could be sentence up to 25 years."
*Cyber*stalking, nothing I type here can do real harm to you. They're just words. USA is where this victim culture originated from. It's why people sue when the use their fridge as a step and fall off. I hope it never gets so bad over here.