Creeping is Still Stalking

New York Penal Law § 120.45 Stalking in the fourth degree. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/PEN/120.45

A person is guilty of stalking in the fourth degree when he or she
intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, engages in a course of
conduct directed at a specific person, and knows or reasonably should
know that such conduct:

1. is likely to cause reasonable fear of material harm to the physical
health, safety or property of such person, a member of such person’s
immediate family or a third party with whom such person is acquainted;
or

2. causes material harm to the mental or emotional health of such
person, where such conduct consists of following, telephoning or
initiating communication or contact with such person, a member of such
person’s immediate family or a third party with whom such person is
acquainted, and the actor was previously clearly informed to cease that
conduct; or

3. is likely to cause such person to reasonably fear that his or her
employment, business or career is threatened, where such conduct
consists of appearing, telephoning or initiating communication or
contact at such person’s place of employment or business, and the actor
was previously clearly informed to cease that conduct.

For the purposes of subdivision two of this section, “following” shall
include the unauthorized tracking of such person’s movements or location
through the use of a global positioning system or other device.

Stalking in the fourth degree is a class B misdemeanor.

Can I help you find anything?

Those of you who have faithfully followed my blog since its inception in 2015 have clearly watched it grow and transform with changes to purpose, content and even address changes from subdomains to domains.

For years, I have tried to secure the bearmcdonald.com domain as it is a nickname which I have been known, and I also thought it would be a nice way to remember my late grandfather; so when I secured the domain, I was thrilled!

Unfortunately, friends, I have been dealing with the unpleasant circumstance of someone cyberstalking me and even soliciting the help of others to harass me. While there is always some level of accepted vulnerability when we share our lives on social media, especially doing so publicly, this person knew I had blocked them across my social media platforms and found my blog as a back door. This kind of narcissistic abuse will not be tolerated.

As for those responsible, this will be dealt with and it will be dealt at the time and venue of my convenience—not theirs.

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