When troll-hunting goes terribly wrong

Once upon a time there was an evil troll. He didn’t live under a bridge; he dwelt on the internet, where he delighted in sending people messages which caused them deep pain and suffering. For example, when he learned that a man named Allan Bryant Jr had disappeared in 2013, having last been seen outside…

Paedophile hunters may not be what they seem

As yet another self-styled “paedophile hunter” finds himself convicted of falsely accusing a man to “groom” teenagers, things are beginning to look grim for the vigilante-style paedo-hunting industry. Stephen Dure of Southampton, also known as “Stevie Trap”, was convicted Friday and will be sentenced Monday for accusing Paul Farhad of Eastleigh of being a “violent…

Dehumanisation fosters dangerous hatred, vigilantism

We’ve talked before about the ways in which the Hoaxtead mob and their followers create a climate of fear via their threats and intimidation, and we’ve noted that it only takes one unhinged troofer to potentially cause a tragedy: Just one vigilante, one person who believes in the tripe that’s been spread about the men,…

Sabine claims police are asking vigilante groups to do their jobs

It’s been some time since we heard from Sabine—she’s been keeping her head down since she “starred” in that Portuguese video in mid-January. The title of her latest post on her National Inquiry into Organised, Orchestrated & Historic Child Sexual Abuse blog caught our eye, though: “UK #Paedophile Epidemic So Big #Police Ask Vigilante Group…

More threats from Rupert…yes, again.

Rupert Quaintance is back on the warpath. Again. In his latest, ahem, ‘radio broadcast’ he’s been blustering and bragging about what he’s planning to do when he finally arrives in London, which will be…er, any day now. Really. He’s not kidding this time. For reals.