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1. Reporting Threats of Violence
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**Step 1:** If you are receiving threats of violence, *do not hesitate to report them to the appropriate
authorities*. Even if nothing comes from it immediately, it is wise to have an incendent report and case
number if things escalate. Harassers will intimidate and dismiss reporting threats as "hysterics" -- *ignore
them and report the threats*.
Government Authorities
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.. _local-authorities:
Local Police
^^^^^^^^^^^^
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TODO: No sources or authorship cited, so I'm loathe to include this, but the content seems spot on. Find more sources.
Inner-Truth.Net, Harassment [IT1]_
What can you report to the Police.
* Any verbal or physical abuse in a public place which may be classed as a breach of peace.
* Any written abuse in a public place. [Twitter - *Ed.*]
* Any distributed material which discloses personal information. [Doxxing - *Ed.*]
* Unwanted telephone calls, text messages or emails which are of a threatening, demanding or
persistent behaviour.
* Any damage to your property or belongs[sic] caused by a third party, this includes theft.
[Possibly webiste hacking or DDoS'ing - *Ed.*]
Don't call *911* (or your local equivalent emergency number) unless there is an immediate physical threat;
call the main station number. You might be asked to request your private data from Twitter and other social media:
- Twitter, `Guidelines for Law Enforcement <https://support.twitter.com/articles/41949-guidelines-for-law-enforcement#17>`_
- Facebook, `Information for Law Enforcement Authorities <https://www.facebook.com/safety/groups/law/guidelines/>`_.
See "User Consent" for information on where to download your information
.. _national-authorities:
National
^^^^^^^^
The `FBI <http://www.fbi.gov/report-threats-and-crime>`_, also the `Internet Crime Complaint
Center <http://www.ic3.gov/faq/default.aspx#item1>`_.
Social Media
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Twitter
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`Twitter's Abusive User report form <https://support.twitter.com/forms/abusiveuser>`_
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.. image:: img/twitter_abusive_user.png
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**Caveat:**
Twitter will not (as of this writing) review threat reports from third parties:
.. raw:: html
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is how insanely broken Twitter&#39;s reporting system is.
If someone&#39;s life is being threatened you can&#39;t report it.
<a href="http://t.co/JFfjBjk43W">pic.twitter.com/JFfjBjk43W</a></p>&mdash; Frank Cifaldi (@frankcifaldi)
<a href="https://twitter.com/frankcifaldi/status/520747048996704256">October 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
**WAM and Twitter**
`Women, Action and the Media <http://www.womenactionmedia.org/>`_ has created a
`reporting form <https://womenactionmedia.wufoo.com/forms/wam-twitter-harassment-reporting-tool/>`_ where
you can report harassment, threats etc on Twitter. These reports are checked by a human and then passed on
to Twitter:
Just use the form below to tell us what's happening. If it checks out, we'll escalate it to Twitter
right away (24 hours max, hopefully much less than that) and work to get you a speedy resolution.
But please note: we're not Twitter, and we can't make decisions for them. We're going to do our best
to advocate for you with them, though.
.. rubric: Sources
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[IT1] Inner-Truth.Net, `Harassment <http://www.inner-truth.net/life/harassment.html>`_ - Site has no
authorship or sources quoted, but the content here follows what we've