Serial cyberstalker could avoid prison again under plea deal

"University of Maryland law professor Danielle Citron, author of the book “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace,” said state criminal statutes outlawing such behavior typically are misdemeanors with light punishments that don’t deter offenders. The criminal justice system tends to view online abuse as “no big deal,” she said, and perpetrators get empathy while “we forget and erase the victims.”"