I don't appreciate people jumping to conclusions and spending a day falsely accusing me of all kinds of shit that I haven't done and know nothing about firsthand. The only concrete thing I did was defriend several related journals a week or two ago because I was becoming uncomfortable with the drama level. Some people have opinions about certain subjects that run contrary to mine, and I respect that. And, there are a lot of people on my LJ who are having bad troubles and being honest (as poignantly puts it) in their journals about it; troubles are part of life and some people deal with that by posting. I respect that as well. But at the same time, I have my own life and my own concerns, most of which I choose not to post about, and when I no longer feel comfortable reading what someone writes I will quietly drop their journal in order to manage my own stress level.
I have empathy for the situation, but I also have feelings, and to be accused directly or indirectly of acts that one has literally no knowledge of is grossly unfair and it hurts. Of course, it happens to many in our criminal justice system every day, and if they can roll with it, so can I. On top of that, I've been on the 'net long enough to know that witch hunts and such (including baseless insults from people who don't know me because we have had little or even NO contact) occur, although it's annoying when you're trying to get away from a situation that you think is going to blow and people suck you back into it and beat on you anyway.
If anyone honestly thinks that I am a liar, harasser, etc. I'd appreciate it if they'd drop my journal. I like to feel I am among friends here, no matter how casual the contact might be. 'Nuff said.