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Vigilante Facebook Page Incites Violence And Harassment, Cannot Substantiate Allegations, Blocks Anyone Who Questions Them

So, we recently came across a post by a Facebook page called “Providence Fight Club”, and I personally found it rather unsettling.

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First of all, who the fuck is “we”, exactly? This page has a whopping 219 likes and is called “Providence Fight Club.” Doesn’t exactly seem like a crack team of investigators or victim advocates. Then there’s the fact that there is exactly NO substantiating evidence to support the allegations against this guy. Don’t get me wrong, he sure looks like a fucking scumbag. And he could very well be a dangerous predator, I don’t know. All I know is that if you’re going to smear someone across the internet with serious allegations, you better have some receipts, somewhere. I looked. There’s no public arrest record, no allegations outside of what’s posted on this one page. That’s an issue in and of itself. And they took it a step further by encouraging people to bother this guy at his places of employment, which is just not O.K. This is why we have due process and a court system. Because violence and harassment are in fact, illegal. And make no mistake, despite what they make claim, that’s what this page is inciting.

 

“We are in no way advocating vigilante justice.” – The page that posted pictures of an person, full name, work places and phone number and encouraged followers to “pay him a visit or call him at work.” For what? To drop off an Edible Arrangement?

If that’s the case, Providence FIGHT Club, that’s not how people took it.

   

 

And let’s not forget, most importantly of all – there is absolutely no evidence to corroborate these claims available to the public at this time.

 

 

Which certainly doesn’t mean this kid is innocent, but it doesn’t indicate he’s guilty, either. We’ve already seen how these internet mobs can play out. If you’re going to publish something regarding another human being, you better do your due diligence and come with some proof. And under no circumstances should you ever be inciting violence, come on now. Yes, rape is a terrible crime. But assault and harassment are crimes, too. And honestly, from a look at the rest of the posts on this page, they aren’t particularly interesting in vetting information, or doing any research, or even so much as the public interest, really. It appear they’re just interesting in stirring up drama.

When questioned about the lack of proof, the page did what any rational individuals would do and….just kidding. They hit the bitch button and just starting blocking and banning people who didn’t agree.

That’s always a good sign.

And when you’re not actively doing any research and relying on hearsay to determine what you post, like Providence Fight Club, you are engaged in a constant and malicious crapshoot. Maybe this one really is a sexual predator, and the next one isn’t, and you’re none the wiser either way. Not to mention, that posting this shit and encouraging people to take matters into their own hands doesn’t just hurt the alleged offender – it hurts the alleged victims as well, by negatively impacting any potential ongoing or future investigation and/or criminal case. And yes, this was brought to the page’s attention – but they don’t give a fuck, because online mobs are exciting!

 

Trust me, I see these sort of things in our inbox frequently. And I always pass on them. Not because I don’t believe victims, or want to protect purported domestic/sexual abusers. But because first and foremost, we are not the police. We cannot protect victims, and blasting accusations all over the internet can put actual victims at actual risk, without being able to offer any of the protections that law enforcement and the courts can. And furthermore, we are not the police – meaning we can’t prove these allegations beyond a shadow of a doubt. We just don’t have the resources. When we do write stories, we vet them. We research things before we blast them all over the place. The internet is written in ink, not pencil. Once something is out there, it’s out there. You can’t undo it. I don’t know about the assholes behind Providence Fight Club, but I personally couldn’t live with myself if I wrote something that resulted in a victim being harmed or killed, or resulted in an innocent person being ruined. I just couldn’t. It’s unfortunate to know that douchenozzles like this are out there who are perfectly fine with it.

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18 Comment(s)
  • Miranda Barnett
    July 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Let me start by saying i absolutley agree that u need solid 100% proof. However….
    Vigilante justice use to keep the streets clean. My grams old boston neighborhood had one weirdo who TRIED messing with the kids and neighborhood men beat him into submission and also made him fear going out in the street. Im sure if u caught your neighbor jim bob diddlin your kid u would pat his head and say to yourself well the law is the law. Cause im sure hed go to jail for a loooong time
    Hahahahahahaha

  • Kettle
    July 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Hello, Pot. How are things at TBS? I can’t believe PFC would run a smear campaign.
    Sincerely,
    Kettle

  • WeRFucked
    July 11, 2019 at 6:46 am

    A boy who works at Hot Topic is a serial rapist?

    That’s gold Jerry. That’s gold. (Seinfeld reference)

  • Yo mum
    July 11, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I know of at least 2 blogs turtleboy has done that was so far from the truth Anoit a completely innocent person religious person who has no business being on this site and a few I stay very skeptical of

    • Dick Scratcher
      July 11, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Can anyone translate this fucking moronic gibberish into something that has some semblance of the English language?
      Anyone at all?

      Thanks in advance,

      DS

  • Cuckold kicker
    July 11, 2019 at 12:26 am

    There are trolls in their fucking 30s and 40s. They are the ones that life has kicked the shit out of. They are an embarrassment and live with shame. Everyone can see it, but they are obvious to how pathetic people know they are. Inferior.

    • Conan the Grammarian
      July 11, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Uh, I believe you meant “oblivious?”

  • CrispyC
    July 10, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I am so sick of the fake internet tough guy hardo faggots. What a dumb fucking Facebook page.

  • Phil McGraw
    July 10, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Providence Fight Club is a loose organization of loser weanies who were bullied in school and grew up physically, but not enotionally. They’re looking to get even, and by soliciting victims of violence, they want to preemptively apply the law (as judge, jury and executioner) to make up for their own pathetic inadequacies.

  • Scott
    July 10, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Sounds like the film Magnum Force. A vigilante site finds out there’s an even more insane vigilante site.

  • No mirrors in your house?
    July 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Yeah what kind on an online site posts names and picture of people who are only accused (not convicted of crimes) ?

    ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THIS SHIT?

    • Alice
      July 10, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Lol, I was thinking the exact same thing

      • The Slutcracker
        July 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        Very cute. Not quite the same thing. That group openly calls itself a ‘fight club’ and within a blatantly hostile context, gives out addresses and work places.

        • Turtle Rider
          July 11, 2019 at 8:37 am

          TB’s gone soft. I remember when they’d encourage Turtle Riders to FB message losers and post links to their work. They also had links in the sidebar for gun stores and a Turtle Boy Graveyard and things would take care of themselves. I remember helping to harass a guy so much he killed himself. I remember Turtle Riders camped outside some gutter muppet’s house with a truckload of AR-15s. Needless to say this site has lost its fastball.

          • Bret
            July 11, 2019 at 9:41 am

            You’re as full of shit as the last dickridge that fucked you.
            Stop lying….lol

          • Turtle Rider
            July 11, 2019 at 10:47 am

            Poor Brett. Triggered liberal snowflake. Get him a tissue.

        • Such BS
          July 11, 2019 at 10:39 am

          TB clearly told us all the guy who found the phone on the Springfield train tracks was the murderer. Without a doubt.

          Fast forward. He was never charged. Where was HIS presumed innocence?

          • Dick Scratcher
            July 11, 2019 at 11:01 am

            He was never charged, correct.
            He was clearly guilty as hell of something, but there just wasn’t enough forensics to pin anything on him
            After almost 20 minutes of ceaseless searching he found a fully functional iPhone in the snow after days of being frozen and soaked? No, just no.

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