The Twitter trial you never heard about: Toronto man found guilty of harassing Michelle Rempel

Michelle Rempel was alone in a Winnipeg hotel room in the dark depths of winter when a stream of violent threats started filling her Twitter mentions.

The message was so vulgar it has since been expunged from the Internet; so dangerous that the Conservative MP — then a Cabinet minister traveling for work — called the police.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Blocking tweets does not work above the 49th parallel?

    • In this instance the jerk was communicating genuine threats. Given the left’s propensity for violence and their inbred misogyny she was right to alert police.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        In reading the story I didn’t see any samples of what exactly was tweeted to her.
        Still, don’t engage if they are obviously a loon, just block them.
        Now it’s very possible what that guy said was indeed criminal.

        • Exile1981

          “The 140-character missives sent to the Calgary MP weren’t mere
          political disagreements, but explicit threats of rape and murder.”

          He made explicit threats to kill and rape her because he didn’t like conservative policies. He was a liberal loon who’s first response to an idea he didn’t like was to make threats. She blocked him but he used multiple accounts to continue the threats.

    • Exile1981

      He also used multiple accounts to get around the blocking.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m not defending the guy, I was just wondering why blocking him was not enough.
        It seems he certainly crossed several lines of decorum and good taste with that whole “rape-kill” thing.
        I need to invent a reverse or counter “troll bot”.

        • Exile1981

          Never thought you were defending him. I just assumed you missed the little bit in the article about 6 accounts and what kinds of threats he made.

  • David Murrell

    And since the media are on the federal Liberalm payroll, this story went largely unreported.

  • Ho Hum

    The guy who sent her tweets is a well known nut-case who is obviously mentally disturbed. Of course if he issued death threats that would be technically illegal but when it comes to social media I think people take things too seriously. If you don’t want to be exposed to the crazy people then get off twitter.

    The other night a SJW issued a veiled threat to me on twitter and I didn’t run to the police

  • I am amazed and grateful this man didn’t end up dead like Don Dunphy.
    We don’t know what was tweeted at her, so I don’t know why people like
    Warren Kinsella rushes to her defense (he said his wife Lisa is “best
    friends” with Rempel… OMFG). Michelle is an ignorant thin-skinned
    moronic Conservative so I 100% do not trust her judgement at all.