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Death Threats Aimed At 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' and Family

chapman familyIt is no surprise that Duane Chapman, the infamous 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' is not well liked. However, one fan has taken it to the extreme. The family has received their fair share of hate mail in the past, but nothing comes close to what they received recently. One internet user sent the family an email that described how they were going to kill him and his entire family. The first email came on the 30th of April 2012 and it seemed like a normal threatening email stating that he would fly to Hawaii and kill him and his family. However, when another email from the same user came days later describing how he would kill them all, that is when the FBI stepped in to investigate.

Celebrities seem to receive a lot of disturbing letters from fans and enemies. However, when it becomes serious, it is good that the law step in and aide in the investigation and catch these sick individuals. The family released a statement earlier this week saying, "The Chapmans are taking these threats seriously and are very concerned about the safety of their family. Duane Chapman said that when the person responsible is found, he will prosecute to the full extent of the law for the threats made against his family. A referral of the case has been made to the FBI in Honolulu." Needless to say, the family is dealing with this threat in strides.

This is one of the many disturbing accounts that celebrities face on a constant basis. Is it fair that celebrities have so much press on them all the time or should they be able to live normal lives? 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' is a reality show that airs on A&E.

Source: E! Online


Details
Show:
- Dog the Bounty Hunter
Person:
- Duane Lee Chapman
Network:
- A&E

Written by: tvaholic
May 17th, 2012, 6:08 pm

JigShaun

Message Posted On Dec 27th, 2013, 2:41 pm
Hey ankjevik. Like Marco said, if you don't like the show, CHANGE THE CHANNEL! I think if a show is dangerous, or subversive, or openly advocates violence or hate then yes, we have an obligation to say or do what we can to get that show removed. But Dog isn't dangerous to anybody except criminals in Hawaii. I don't enjoy any reality TV, so I don't watch the show. But it's true, there are people out there who watch it JUST so they can rant and moan about it. Life is too short! Your television has MANY channels. You don't like what's on right now, go find something else. Let the people who like Dog watch him. And when that number drops below a certain point, the network will take him off the air. In the entertainment world, ignoring something is a much more powerful statement than complaining about it!
marconetwo

Level 1 (32%)
Since: 14/Jan/10
Message Posted On Aug 25th, 2013, 5:04 pm

People have the right to express their religious views, and while I agree with the sentiment that

in private relations it's good to not pass verbal judgement, asking/telling others not to is just as much

passing your own verbal judgement on others.  Who are you to tell others what they should say?

Let others express their views and let the chips fall where they may.  If I consider you a qualified

spititual pasteur in my religious path, I will come to *you*  and ask for your view on my behavior.

 

Second.  The legal system makes a clear distinction between "public" figures and "private"

individuals.  These people are PUBLIC figures, and thus open to public criticism.  In fact, in general,

the only way to know we actually still have the right to free speech is to occassionally purposely

express offensive statements.  First ammendment rights are not tested or authenticated by the

expression of "pleasent" speech.   We could all feel comfortable that we still have some remanents

of 1st amm. rights left by publically ripping "The Dog" and his feral pack a few new a-holes.

 

I really dislike Dog, and how he chooses to support his family.  I watched numerous episodes

before drawing that conclusion (Unlike the idiot NYT reviewer who gave the Howerd Stern show

a negative review w/o ever watching/listening to him.  Upon admitting this she was immediatly

fired! kudos to NYT for that: she deserved what she brought upon herself).  Anyway, after deciding

I despised Dog's show, I had a revelation:  my remote had a channel changer.  Ever since that I

never had to watch another episode!  What kills me is these people who claim they hate hate hate

a certain show, thing, person, group, etc., but yet continue to watch and patronize what they claim

to hate, just so they can continue to enjoy getting angry and spreading that negativity.

 

I'm a relatively happy person.  I have lots of personal problems and issues, but who doesn't?

I relatively happy because I *don't* focus on what don't like.   I leave a slice of time/energy

(%20) to focus on outside issues that are wrong with our society: items I've deemed narrow

enough where I can make a difference, yet not become overwhelmed and frozen with fear.

Another %20 on my own personal problems/growth.  And the rest is work and play.

 

Being a public figure means being open to public criticism that a private citizen is not

legally open too.  Death threats are NOT criticism.  Neither public figure, nor private person

is allowed to be the target of threats.  My disliking "Dog" has nothing to do with my

outrage over his being threatened.  Threats come in all forms, too numerous to list, all

heinous, and I hope they catch the Muther-Bleeping scum that have done this.

 

-Marc

Anonymous

Message Posted On Sep 13th, 2012, 3:08 pm
I wish people would leave the Chapman family alone and let them live in peace and keep working,I know some people don't like other people but keep it to youself. I was always told if you could'nt say anything good don't say nothing I'm A godly person and there is nothing wrong with that and some people live for the devil. But good always prvail over evil so whwn the people that is threating the Chapmans they need to put them under the jail for good.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 5th, 2012, 8:24 am
it is to bad that some people do not like god and family . That is what is all about. Heavenly Father and family is everything to most everyone. I hope that the FBI will find those wackos and stop them hurting the Chapman family. Good Luck to them all.
Therese S.

Message Posted On May 19th, 2012, 3:38 am
If sainthood was required to be on TV, there wouldn't be any entertainment to speak of. Get lost, god freak.
ankjevik

Level 4 (61%)
Points: 0.4
Since: 12/Jul/10
Message Posted On May 17th, 2012, 10:44 pm

i could understand people dont like them, because they are all x criminals also... But are walking around talking the usual BS, i have found god and all is well!!! who the f.... do you think you are dog and co!? you guys aint no freaking saints neither!!! so i say get the f... of my telly!!

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