By now you’ve certainly heard about the attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their home in San Francisco. Unfortunately such incidents are no longer rare as the divisive nature of our national politics continues to intensify.
In just this current election season, a knife-wielding man attacked Lee Zeldin, a candidate for New York governor; a man tried to assault Senate candidate Don Bolduc at a campaign event, and a gunshot was fired at the family home of North Carolina Congressional candidate Pat Harrigan.
We don’t know the specifics of how the man who assaulted Mr. Pelosi found out where he lived or gained access to the home. Nor do we know how the gunman learned Mr. Harrigan’s address. What we do know is attacks like this, and threats of attacks, are increasing at a very disturbing rate – on politicians, on judges, on police officers, on social workers, and on election workers. And that trend is not likely to stop any time soon.
What Can Be Done?
Removing your home address from being displayed online with online privacy protection is one of the most effective strategies to reduce the likelihood of these incidents. If someone who is angry with a candidate or judge can quickly find where they live with a simple Google search that increases the danger to that public servant.
Some states like California have laws that allow people more control over how their information is shared and sold, but these laws still have to be enforced. For politicians, judges, and other public servants, that is another demand on their time that just isn’t feasible.
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