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The purpose of this petition is to serve as notice of libelous acts. The constitution grants us the right to free speech up to but not including libel, slander and defamation of character. Libel is defined as any written or public statement tending to expose a person to public ridicule or contempt or to injure his or her reputation in anyway, in other words defaming a persons character in print. Today we speak of a group that the undersigned agree can be defined as a hate group. That group is known to you as The_real_DOG_CHAPMAN. This groups description states,

Professional Bondsmen/women * Bail Enforcement Agents * Private
Investigators ...oriented group. Post anything you'd like about "BOUNTY HUNTER" Duane "DOG" Chapman and his crew, and about their actions on the show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter". Post about their effects on the Bail Industry. Do you feel their helping or hurting the profession. Feel free to discuss the actions of other Bounty Hunters/ BEA's through out the country. POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE. FACTS FIRST, then opinions.,

however their goal is to discredit the work of a public individual, Duane Dog Chapman. The Supreme Court has a balance to the right of the individual with the right of freedom of the press. In New York Times vs. Sullivan the court established a strict standard for libel of a public person. There are three conditions that must be met before libel can actually be proven in a court of law. 1) The statement must be false. 2) The writer must have known that the statement was false. 3) The writer goes ahead with the story because he or she has the intent of defaming the person in question. It is necessary to prove that the statement was made with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not. That is, the author acted with malice.

According to the law, it must be a malicious defamation expressed either in print or writing or by signs or pictures, with the intent to lie about the memory of one who is dead or the reputation of one who is alive and to expose him or her to public hatred, contempt or ridicule.

Malicious defamation can be defined as an intention to do an injury. The important thing to remember is that it is not enough to merely print something that isnt true. The author has to know it isnt true or be questioned about the truth and does it for the expressed purpose of doing damage to the reputation or memory of the particular person in question. We pose this petition as proof that they have violated constitutional right as well as yahoo rules and are operating in a libelous and malicious manner. In specific, the owner of the group and the moderators of the group are allowing messages to the board that are libelous and malicious in nature. Responsibility also falls on the service provider however, meaning Yahoo in this case. 1st District Court of Appeal in California decided in Barrett v. Rosenthal, (docket A096451) that Internet service providers can not enjoy absolute immunity under federal law as they become "distributors" of defamatory material, in other words are held liable for libel.
Specific examples of these acts are as follows, post 1490 - 1505 and post 1508 - 1515. These post are examples only and not the only instances. Now in post 1507 they were notified of possible untruths of these post regarding criminal charges , and given examples though news articles showing the opposite and asked to provide proof that they were not being libelous. They failed to comply and continued to circulate the same story. In common way they "expressly aimed" their statements to harm the reputation of Duane Dog Chapman and his family and employees and agents.

At this time we, the undersigned ask that you judiciously disallow organizations and / or groups that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or malicious defamation to post messages to their own boards or any others. Furthermore, such organizations should not be listed as a fan site or disguise itself as a crime site on any group board at any time. We ask that you stop supporting such organizations by allowing them and their owning and moderating members to continue owning and moderating this and other message boards.
In closing, it is assumed these conditions will be met with no further delay and immediate changes will take place as to the responsibility you take in being a distributor of libel.

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    I think that if you dislike someone then you shouldn't say anything at all. it isn't fair to let someone slander a person who is trying to do good in a world where there is alot of evil.
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