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Tre Kitchens Responds About Hateful Tweets to Ashley Judd

Our very own Tre Kitchens was featured on THV11 (Little Rock’s CBS affiliate) after being consulted by reporters on whether or not there was a case to be had and if it was a necessary action.

“There are consequences for what you say, no matter where you say it,” Kitchens said. “People are sitting behind a keyboard or a phone, as the case may be, and they feel like they have a degree of anonymity that they simply don’t have.”

Some of the messages shared on Twitter were “so vulgar and inappropriate that [they] (CBS) can’t share them,” which allows room to assume that these tweets contained threats that flirt with actionable offenses.

“If someone threatens to kill you or cause grievous bodily harm or grievous property damage, that’s a D felony that you can serve zero to six in the penitentiary for committing,” Kitchens said.

By taking action and attempting to legally reprimand the offenders, Judd teaches a valuable lesson to anyone with a social media profile: words are not just words, and in the shape of a threat—no matter the forum it’s shared on—it is not to be taken lightly and can be a serious actionable offense.

“We’re not talking about comments, we’re talking about threats,” Kitchens said. “We’re talking about threats to kill someone; threats to rape someone.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1477670438450{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #1c7fc2 !important;}”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”thefox_mc_sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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