California and Federal Laws Regarding: Harassment, Shunning, Using Electronic Devices, Slander, Libel, Stalking, ETC.

FYI – If you have agreed to do anything that is to “tease”, annoy, say something that I know, take an item or move an item, communicate to someone where I am, drive in a manner meant to cause discomfort you have committed harassment under California Law:

The civil harassment laws say “harassment” is: Unlawful violence, like assault or battery or stalking, OR. A credible threat of violence, AND. The violence or threats seriously scare, annoy, or harass someone and there is no valid reason for it.

  • Since vehicular harassment and threats by vehicles have occurred, you are part of this harassment which is intended to threaten a person.
  • AND: Civ. Code § 45 defines LIBEL as “a false and unprivileged publication by writing, printing, picture, effigy, or other fixed representation to the eye, which exposes any person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or obloquy, or which causes him to be shunned or avoided, or which has a tendency to injure him in his occupation.” —–Fixed representation to the eye would include a text or photo or other image.
  • AND: SLANDER is “a false and unprivileged publication, orally uttered,” that does one or more of the following: “Charges any person with crime . . .” Civ. Code § 46(1). (2) “Tends directly to injure him in respect to his office, profession, trade or business, either by imputing to him general disqualification……, or by imputing something with reference to his office, profession, trade, or business that has a natural tendency to lessen its profits.” Civ. Code § 46(3). (3) “[B]y natural consequence, causes actual damage.” Civ. Code § 46(5).

18 U.S. Code § 2261A – Stalking

Whoever—

(1) travels in interstate or foreign commerce or is present within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or enters or leaves Indian country, with the intent to kill, injure, harass, intimidate, or place under surveillance with intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate another person, and in the course of, or as a result of, such travel or presence engages in conduct that— (A) places that person in reasonable fear of the death of, or serious bodily injury to— (i) that person;(ii) an immediate family member (as defined in section 115) of that person; or(iii) a spouse or intimate partner of that person; or

(B) causes, attempts to cause, or would be reasonably expected to cause substantial emotional distress to a person described in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of subparagraph (A); or

(2) with the intent to kill, injure, harass, intimidate, or place under surveillance with intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate another person, uses the mail, any interactive computer service or electronic communication service or electronic communication system of interstate commerce, or any other facility of interstate or foreign commerce to engage in a course of conduct that— (A) places that person in reasonable fear of the death of or serious bodily injury to a person described in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of paragraph (1)(A); or

(B) causes, attempts to cause, or would be reasonably expected to cause substantial emotional distress to a person described in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of paragraph (1)(A),

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