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Sunday Reflection XI

For the longest time, I've been trying to figure out where I stand with these online witchhunts that just seek to destroy someone (and maybe their family at the same time). On one hand, I get it, people feel the need to be vindicated or see the abused vindicated. I get it, I understand and to a point, I agree. On the other hand, I see people going after someone before an investigation is made and just because one person said something. And while that source might be credible I guess I am wondering at what point is the line in the sand drawn between due process and vigilantism? I'm not trying to stir the pot here at all and please don't misconstrue what I am saying as "Jeff doesn't believe justice should be had" or "Jeff doesn't believe the victims." Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm all for justice and all for believing the victim but I'm also for not pulling the trigger on destroying someone earlier than necessary.