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Revenge porn victims start Cyber Civil Rights Initiative in US

14:10 Oct 8 2013 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Holly Jacobs, the woman who started the End Revenge Porn movement is now working with the support of many people on the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). "Every step in building CCRI has been a learning experience, both in the logistics of starting an organization and in how a movement takes on a life of its own", she admits.

"We have barely begun, but we find ourselves buoyed by overwhelming support, even as we receive a stream of hateful messages from strangers. This is a culture war, but it is one I have faith we will win, perhaps more quickly than our opposition expects" says Jacobs.

Difficulties will not make her step back. "CCRI has been successful so far because I don't just see the gaping holes in our legal system; I experience them firsthand. On Thursday, I received word that the criminal case against my ex is being dismissed. The police told me that they were able to link the IP address from his house to the postings. However, without a warrant to prove he was the one sitting behind the computer committing the crime, which could only be obtained if his crime was a felony, they have nothing" she considers as she tells her story.

As victims continue to suffer the physical and psychological fallout of this violation, the public will demand action. The purpose of CCRI and the End Revenge Porn campaign, beyond supporting victims, is to speed the public to that conclusion by making people acknowledge the suffering of those victims.
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