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what's up gamers, anyone know how to deal with a stalker without the police being involved?

· · SubwayTooter · 2 · 18 · 1

About stalking. Long. I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. 

@dandelion_jam_

First, I gotta say that it's a good idea to get a lawyer, and possibly a private detective. They work within the legal system, but there are ones who share your views about the police system. Organizations that help victims of domestic violence can have helpful connections and resources. There are lawyers who provide low-cost or free service to people in such situations. Even without a lawyer, a person can go to a courthouse and find out some things one can do on one's own, such as filing a restraining order. Though I guess that starts involving the police, as the usual routes for responding to stalking would do.

Violet Blue's book "Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online" (2015) has some solid advice for preventing and mitigating the risks of stalking. It's focused on the Internet side of things, and it's not about alternatives to policing, though. More info about that book:

nostarch.com/smartgirlsguide

This is a database of local alternatives to police that you can call for help in various cities:

dontcallthepolice.com/

This is part of a subject I've been researching for a project I've been working on for a few months. I want to write some educational resources about Internet safety. I'm interested in learning more from this thread as it continues about what can be done about this type of problem. We don't know one another, and I'm not any kind of expert or professional about this subject, but would you like me to DM you and help you figure out some things you can do?

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