The use of online social media sites to harass or intimidate has become a national issue after a number of suicides and incidents stemming from online harassment have been prosecuted in criminal courts. In Montgomery County, a woman who allegedly unleashed a tirade of angry posts on Twitter has been charged with stalking and harassment.
The video of a Philadelphia police officer striking an unarmed woman during the city's Puerto Rican Day parade has gone viral over the Internet, and could result in criminal assault charges being levied. As reported by CBSPhilly.com, Lieutenant Jonathan Josey of the Philadelphia Police Department was identified as the officer who hit the woman in the face, which knocked her to the ground. Josey then handcuffed her and she was led away by two other officers.