[SpamCop-List] Re: Nanae on SpamCop
Antoine J. Mechelynck
antoine.mechelynck at skynet.be
Sun Feb 23 19:18:56 EST 2003
"Brian K. O'Neill" <briank.o at prodigy.net> a écrit dans le message de
news: b3b2dr$68l$1 at news.spamcop.net
> The police here would act on it, I know this because I anonymously
> called the cops about a domestic dispute in the apartment next door,
> and they were shortly there.
> The police and other branches of law enforcement constantly act upon
> anonymous tips. It is in their best interest to.
Depends what is being said to them. On the one hand, an anonymous tip about
someone passing a red light would be unlikely to be acted on, because
(unless there is an accident) by the time the police arrive all material
indices will have disappeared. OTOH, other anonymous tips, even about legal
but alarming events, will make them move. A few days after I moved in here
(some 20 years or so ago), I saw a woman being pushed out of the nearby pub.
She sat on the doorstep and began crying. A call to the friendly
neighbourhood police office and less than a minute later, they were there
talking gently to the woman and, IIRC, walking her home.
I think a parallel can be drawn with ISPs: a sufficient number of reports,
even anonymous, about a single spam run, ought to make them move.
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