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Monday, March 25, 2019

[snip] The following day, Lofton was doxed by one of the two accounts according to a press release from YAL. "Doxxing" is the researching and broadcasting of private or identifying information about an individual or organization via the internet.

Less than a week later, someone set Lofton's dorm room door on fire around 12:20 a.m. He was reportedly not in the room when the fire started but his roommate Jackson Arnold was. The flames triggered the smoke alarm system which caused Arnold to head toward the door. Upon seeing the fire, he quickly put it out.

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This is sick.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-25 02:48 PM | Reply

--This is sick.

This is today's New Left.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-25 03:44 PM | Reply

"It was not clear why Lofton believed the alleged arson was political in nature. Strecker said the investigation was ongoing and the trio's motivation was not immediately clear."

www.nola.com

However, the YAL sign on the dorm room door was set on fire (not the dorm room itself), so it seems likely the arson was politically motivated:

According to TUPD officials, a plastic sign attached to a door in the Weatherheard Hall dormitories was set on fire just after midnight Saturday.

TUPD officials said as the investigation continues, it is not clear what motivated the sign burning. However, the political group Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a libertarian organization with chapters at several colleges across Louisiana, said the burning was meant to target one of their Tulane chapter members.

www.wwltv.com

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-25 04:07 PM | Reply

"Doxxing" is the researching and broadcasting of private or identifying information about an individual or organization via the internet."

Oh, so it's Freedom of Speech.
I take it you're opposed to this manner of expression?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 12:29 AM | Reply

This is that microaggression that you guys have been saying doesn't exist since the dawn of time.

It's sort of like when the cops get called on a dad for taking his kids for ice cream while black, except you haven't ran into Lieutenant Aldo Raine so you're free to not wear your hood, your hat, or take the sign off of your day anytime you want to.

If I were you I'd find me someone from the LGBTQ community and get tips on how to closet your views and try to hide who you really are.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-03-26 05:39 AM | Reply

off of your DOOR anytime you want to.

Fixed.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-03-26 06:01 AM | Reply

College pranks.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-26 07:52 AM | Reply

#4

Comments like that are why it's hard to take you seriously.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-26 09:01 AM | Reply

Oh, but I'm entirely serious.

Do you think doxing should be illegal?
Why or why not?

This is about as simple and direct as a question can get.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 01:54 PM | Reply

It should be illegal for the same reason we have libel laws.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-26 01:56 PM | Reply

Feel free to frame your argument around the fact that you're a huge defender of the First Amendment when it comes to Nazis speaking on college campuses.

This story involves a college campus, and Trump's Exective Order protecting Nazis who want to speak on college campuses.

What a koinkdink!

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 02:00 PM | Reply

"It should be illegal for the same reason we have libel laws."

And what reason is that?

Libel is false. Doxing is not false.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 02:01 PM | Reply

Libel is false. Doxing is not false.

#12 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Libel is premised on the fact that the person who has false things said about them is also harmed.

This really shouldn't be something that is difficult to understand.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-26 02:02 PM | Reply

If I publicly said you are great at basketball, and you in fact suck at basketball, my false statement is probably not libelous.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-26 02:03 PM | Reply

"Libel is premised on the fact that the person who has false things said about them is also harmed."

Doxing is saying true things, not false things.

If you're harmed by having the truth known, how is that a crime?

"Otis O'Neal Horsley, Jr. (April 15, 1944 – April 13, 2015[1]) was a militant anti-abortion activist and Christian Reconstructionistknown for producing a website called the Nuremberg Files, which provided the home addresses of abortion providers in the United States."

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 02:10 PM | Reply

Florida newspapers routinely publish the addresses of people arrested. That's doxing too.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 02:20 PM | Reply

Can somebody explain to me how this is a case of doxing?

"Peyton Lofton was recently doxxed by an anti-YAL social media account that exposed him for being a part of YAL... .

Peyton is a current YAL chapter officer and played a crucial role in YAL's Operation Win at the Door deployment in Missouri in 2018, electing Dirk Deaton to the Missouri State House. "

Wasn't the fact that he is a YA chapter officer public knowledge? If it wasn't, was he trying to hide his affiliation with the group?

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-26 02:41 PM | Reply

YA=YAL

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-26 02:42 PM | Reply

It doesn't sound like YAL is a secret society:

Operation Win at the Door was the brainchild of Young Americans for Liberty ("YAL") President Cliff Maloney Jr. Originally developed from the Students for Ron Paul movement, YAL is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on college campuses with over 900 chapters and 300,000 activists nationwide.

townhall.com

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-26 02:54 PM | Reply

JeffJ your thoughts?

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 03:27 PM | Reply

I guess the question got too hard again.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-26 05:32 PM | Reply

Arson is bad. Doxxing is bad. Being a conservative attracts these potential crimes to you.

Its like how most people wear helmets, but some people don't. Do they deserve brain damage? No. Are they partially to blame for getting brain damage? Yes.

#22 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-26 05:36 PM | Reply

Lofton's roommate, who was in the room when the sign on the door was set on fire, said he doesn't know if the arson was politically-motivated or just a drunken antic. He also said the sign that was set on fire wasn't a political sign but rather a college sports-related type sign. So, we'll have to wait and see. And, yeah, I'm still waiting to for someone to explain how Lofton was doxed.

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-26 09:24 PM | Reply

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