the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, the policy of the Ridgewood blog is to never share information about posters with anyone friend or foe. There is one major exception and that is with “terroristic threats “. Law enforcement must investigate all “terroristic threats”, failure by local police to investigate “terroristic threats ” could lead DHS and or the FBI to do so. It is all part of the “war on terror” and the broader anti-terror laws .
The Ridgewood blog has an “anti threat policy” ,ie no threats allowed ,so Information is shared with law enforcement is a professional courtesy and for everyone’s safety.
“A terroristic threat is when a person threatens to commit any crime of violence against another person with the intent to terrorize. Because this is a speech based crime, it can often be difficult to determine if a person’s actions constitute a criminal offense.”criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/violent…/terrorist-threats.htm
First we determine we are being contacted by law enforcement , if the person requesting information is not law enforcement then no information is shared .
2nd we check to distinguish if there was any threat or it is some bogus claim. If we determine there was no apparent threat made the Police would have to get paperwork like anyone else to take a look .Given there is well over 100,000 comments live on the blog that might take the later half of the 21st century to find anything .
Remember there really is no anonymity on the internet , you IP address gives away your location , sometimes people can invest in stealth IP’s based on
Canadian servers or else where, as some of the blog stalkers do making them more difficult but not impossible to trace.
Most importantly the anonymity of the blog means you take soul responsibility for your own comments , you are not a protected source like with a newspaper.