The ability to find someone’s private information and release it publicly with malicious intent, also known as “doxing”, has become easier and more popular with the advent of social media.
A bill heard this week in the Judiciary Committee would make it a crime to dox a law enforcement officer or a member of their family. Doing so places these individuals at high risk of harm, as tensions between communities and law enforcement have remained high and we’ve seen bad actors go out of their way to threaten the personal safety of our law enforcement community.
The bill passed with bipartisan support and was sent to the floor.
Senate DFLers recognize this tension and continue to work for transformational criminal justice and policing reform, while acknowledging the good work many of our law enforcement officers to do keep us safe. (SF 1197)