All of your examples are SMS messages and email. Those don't stay on the internet forever, and therefore don't need any special law.
If there's a law against bullying, then that law should be applied. If there's not, then it's not a crime. There are already laws against making death-threats.
Adding new "... on the internet!" laws only allows them to charge you with two different crimes that are actually the same thing. This ensures that someone who actually killed a person will be elligible for parole long before you get out for sending a hot-headed e-mail.
And if anyone disagrees, I'll ki.. uh... kid... them about it?
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
They didn't make a new law, they revised an existing one. Laws in these sorts of cases are generally quite specific. The existing law probably covered written and spoken threats to do harm. SMS and e-mail are, technically anyway, not written in the literal sense. Modifying the language of the law to fit the times seems appropriate to me.
If threatening harm to a person is a crime, do you believe a person should get to walk simply due of the means they used to deliver the threat? I don't.
D'oh, didn't proofread enuf.
*If threatening to do harm to a person is a crime, do you believe a person should get to walk simply due to the means they used to deliver the threat?
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