Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Crazy Stalker Arrested For Targeting Fox News Host And Her Brother

Catherine Pavlich
33-year-old stalker, Charles Moreland, has been targeting Townhall.com journalist and Fox News commentator, Catherine “Katie” Pavlich, whom he is in love with, resulting in the FBI indicting him on criminal charges, such as cyberstalking. Previously, Morelanad was jailed for cyberstalking and making threats against U.S. congressional senator, Harry Reid. 

Moreland, sent Palvich a barrage of unwanted and threatening emails at the online address posted on her website articles. Such email addresses are meant for public feedback, which includes compliments, constructive criticism or requests regarding what people would like to see on a website. Said email addresses are not meant for threats and abuse. Writers don't mind emails that criticize their writing and written opinions. You can even tell a writer via email that their work stinks or is biased. However, when it crosses the line into threats, that's when it becomes illegal.

Moreland used fake names and various email addresses to submit a multitude of harassing, threatening and abusive items to Palvich, in conduct psychologists attribute to stalkers. Moreland took his conduct even further in sending threatening and crazy items to Palvich's brother on social networking. Papers in psychiatric journals by psychologists do state, stalkers often target the family members, spouses and or love interests of their victims. It is a crazy means of indirect contact with a victim they are stalking and getting no response from, leading to greater restlessness. However, it is unwise to respond to a stalker. 

Harry Reid
Moreland became so obsessed with Palvich, everything she or her brother posted online, he crazily misinterpreted it as something directed to and written about him. Moreland made statements that reveal he is in love with pretty Palvich and wanted to marry her. Many people have crushes on public figures, post comments to that effect on social networking and even send fan email. That's no crime. However, once again, Moreland veered into completely illegal territory in sending threatening items via email, where Palvich and her brother began to reasonably fear for their safety.

Moreland was jailed and given court orders not to use a computer, laptop, tablet or any other device to cyberstalk and harass people. However, the minute he got out of jail in the Reid case, he began targeting Palvich to greater degrees, sending more and more threatening emails. This case further alarmingly proves many stalkers cannot be rehabilitated. It is a serious mental disorder that not even shock therapy can fix. 

Stalkers are not harmless. Many of them engage in criminal violence against innocent people. Their minds are gone, believing they own and or are in a romantic relationship with their victim, who wants nothing to do with them. The justice system needs to take a hard line with stalkers. Too many of them have killed innocent people. Stalkers belong behind bars indefinitely or in a mental institution to protect the public.

Fore more information on this case, please visit the Smoking Gun website, to view the full indictment: http://thesmokinggun.com

FBI Probing Stalking Of Fox Commentator

Suspect was convicted for death threats against Sen. Harry Reid
MAY 19--The Oklahoma man convicted of threatening to kill U.S. Senator Harry Reid is now the target of an FBI investigation into his alleged online stalking of a prominent conservative journalist and frequent Fox News Channel contributor, court records show. According to an FBI affidavit, Charles Moreland, 33, has spent most of the last year harassing Catherine “Katie” Pavlich, a Townhall.com editor. Pavlich, 27, has received more than 250 e-mails from Moreland, a barrage that left the journalist “in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury,” federal agents allege. 

Moreland, a Tulsa resident, pleaded guilty in January 2015 to sending Reid messages stating that the politician was a “dead man.” One e-mail warned Reid that if he did not resign his Senate seat he and his family members would “face stern, harsh, unimaginable consequences.” In another message, Moreland wrote that if the Democratic power “opens his mouth again, we will take action against him and his family immediately.” 

In a misdemeanor plea deal, Moreland was sentenced to a month in jail and five months of home detention. He was also placed on probation for a year. Beginning last May, investigators charge, Moreland inundated Pavlich with creepy and menacing e-mails. While claiming in one e-mail, “I am not going to harm anyone,” Moreland stated in a later communication, “If I come to DC you will ignore me and say you have no idea who I am.” 

Upon receiving some of Moreland’s initial e-mails, Pavlich told a colleague that, “I think this guy…is a serious harm to himself and possibly a legitimate stalker of me.” Pavlich, identified as “CP” in the FBI affidavit, did not respond to TSG e-mails seeking comment about the federal probe. 

In other e-mails, Moreland appeared infatuated with Pavlich, asking, “When are you going to seduce me?” and “Does that mean you are going to kill me if I don’t marry you?” When Pavlich solicited reader questions in advance of an interview with Carly Fiorina, Moreland wrote, “Ask her if she thinks I should marry you.” 

Moreland, the FBI affidavit notes, even monitored an Instagram account maintained by Pavlich’s brother. When Pavlich’s sibling uploaded video of himself shooting at a Tulsa gun range, Moreland interpreted the clip as a direct threat. “I have no interest in harming you or anyone you care about. I honestly do not,” Moreland wrote to Pavlich in a September 2015 e-mail. “However, if you have interest in harming me, please make sure you follow through on the implied.” 

Moreland’s e-mails to Pavlich stopped after he was arrested in November for violating terms of his probation. He was cited for failing to disclose his use of a tablet and laptop that were capable of accessing the Internet. Additionally, court records show, Moreland sent “threatening” e-mails to the White House, Hillary Clinton, and other public officials. The Clinton e-mail, forwarded to the Secret Service by the campaign’s correspondence director, prompted agents to confront Moreland about his unhinged communications...