Stalkers Will No Longer be Told Their Victims’ Locations Under Bafflingly Common-Sense New Law

Stronger anti-stalking legislation was passed on Thursday, including the revolutionary idea of no longer divulging victims’ locations to their stalkers.

In the past, offenders were given the name of their victim’s city of residence on their warning listing (presumably to caution them from visiting) but an unwanted, yet undeniably obvious, side-effect was that this information helped stalkers relocate the very people the law was supposed to be protecting.

"At the next junction, turn left and raise hood" (pic: Shutterstock)

“At the next junction, turn left and raise hood” (pic: Shutterstock)

The new changes also require police to write to victims when warnings have been issued, and explain their reasoning when a decision has been made not to issue one. Since July harassing emails can also be considered harassment, but other forms of online communication, such as social media, have inexplicably been excluded from the legislation.

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