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A public official is stocking a gay college student?!

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5208/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2529

Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student assembly president of the University of Michigan, is being stalked and harassed by Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell.

Shirvell, an anti-gay bigot, has started an appalling blog called Chris Armstrong Watch, an online forum for his rants about Chris. But he has also crossed a line. Shirvell has shown up at Chris' house and he regularly posts lies about Chris' personal life. He's obsessed, and it's gotten scary.

This is unacceptable and bizarre behavior from anyone, let alone a public official.

What the hell?

 
MamaK88

Asked by MamaK88 at 12:56 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • he has a 1st amendment right to say what he wants, however unpopular

    No, he doesn't. He has a first amendment right to speech which does not cause intentional harm to another. Stalking someone (a crime in itself) and slander and libel (publicly speaking or printing falsely about someone in a manner which intentionally does harm).
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:22 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • He does have the right to say whatever he wants, its his freedom in this country, but that does not mean that he does not have to be responsible for the consequences of what he says. He should be fired in my opinion, that is a consequence to his actions. His public position requires integrity to uphold the law, and this man, no matter how you feel about gays, targeting one boy like this is wrong, and he does not have the integrity for the job. Not to mention I believe that this boy can sue him for defimation especially if he is saying things that arent true. We do have freedom of speech, but we also must suffer the cosequences of the words we say.
    -LovingMamma-

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 1:14 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • MamaK88

    Comment by MamaK88 (original poster) at 12:56 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • he has a 1st amendment right to say what he wants, however unpopular

    Does that include cyber-bullying?
    MamaK88

    Comment by MamaK88 (original poster) at 1:00 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Thats sad but people are sick.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:02 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • His public position requires integrity to uphold the law,

    If he is not doing this on the state's time, but on his own, then legally the state can't fire him
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:12 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I complain about both too!! if anything, I'm consistent in my opinions!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:51 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • WHOOPS! Wrong post! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:52 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • i'm sorry i don't usually comment on spelling/grammar mistakes but i found this to be hilarious. i think you mean stalking?
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:56 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Wow. That guy is nuts.
    annabellelee

    Answer by annabellelee at 8:12 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

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