Last night on twitter, threats were made.
I love this woman, this is her public announcement tonight regarding the above tweet.
“IMPORTANT NOTE: I became involved with a Facebook group back in September that supposedly raised money to buy iPads for children with special needs. Since my involvement with this group, there have been MANY questions surrounding more money being raised than iPads being distributed. I am one of 25 parents who have asked for full disclosure, but have been responded with intimidation and bullying by the page owner. A complaint was filed with the Connecticut Attorney general and they are taking it very seriously and it has been forwarded to the CT Consumer Protection division. I have not relented, as this mann continues to raise money and take advantage of parents with special needs children. I was threatened on Twitter last night and based on the severity I was forced to get the Calgary Police and Oxford, CT police involved. So, if you have gone to A4cwsn or A4cwsn-Canada based upon my recommendation, I wanted to alert you that it is a page that you should steer clear of ANY solicitations or promotions offered. I really thought that this was a legitimate organization, but have since found out that they are not a registered non-profit and have collected more than 50k in just a few short months. I plan to continue my fight to take this guy down. He has started a new group where developers pay him to promote their apps in return for positive ratings on iTunes. Again, I apologise for exposing my friends to a scam.”
Anne is the mother of two boys, one who has special needs. She was an admin for the A4-Canada page, and participated in the App party that took place in October. She held impromptu photo contests that got people interacting and promoting developers and their apps.
She is an avid advocate for children with special needs and their families. I am very fortunate to be able to call her my friend.
Last night, I had veiled threats directed at myself as well.
(There are more, but it would take me ages to post them all. You get the idea, I'm sure)
Although, they were not so blatantly obvious as the one that Anne received, threats none the less they were and are.
After Anne shared with me that the Calgary PD told her to inform ANYONE who had been intimidated and bullied and harassed such as herself to report it to authorities, I got on the phone.
I too, put in a complaint with the CT Police, and then with my local police station. A very kind officer came to my house this morning and took my statement from me. He was able to give me some great advice, and I was very appreciative of his reassuring words.
No one EVER deserves to be threatened. Not ever. I don't care what accusations that they make towards you, or what bitchy ass names they call you. You do NOT threaten people. Period.
Threats will NOT silence me. And as stated by Anne, they will not silence her either.
Below is the contact information for the Oxford, Connecticut Police Department. If you have been a victim of A4CWSN/Gary James and his bullying, intimidating or threats, I urge you to contact them along with your local police department.
429 Oxford Road
If you are interested in contacting the Attorney General who is working the case, please contact me and I will privately send you this information.
Please feel free to email me here for the contact information.