Congressional Conversations: Rep. Katherine Clark On State Of The Union, Internet HarassmentPlay
Rep. Katherine Clark, of the state's 5th District, will be at President Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday. She previews the speech with us, and looks forward to the coming year in Congress.
Rep. Katherine Clark, representing Massachusetts' 5th District. She tweets @RepKClark.
The New York Times: In Final State Of The Union Address, Obama Aims To Set Tone For ’16 Campaign
- "For the final time, President Obama will mount the rostrum in the House chamber on Tuesday to deliver a State of the Union address. But this time, aides said, he will not bring with him a long list of proposals that will languish in Congress — after all these years, a victory of experience over hope. Instead, Mr. Obama plans a thematic message that effectively will be as much a campaign agenda as a governing document."
The Washington Post: Online Abuse Is A Real Problem. This Congresswoman Wants The FBI To Treat It Like One.
- "There are a lot of problems with the way we deal with the thorny issue of online harassment. As a recent Supreme Court ruling on harassment shows, the country's best legal minds are still grappling with how to deal with threats made on the Web. Few deny that online abuse occurs; when it comes to addressing it, however, there seem to be a lot of roadblocks in the way."
Boston.com: Mass. Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Combat ‘Swatting’
- "This past spring, a man called police and told them he had just shot someone and was ready to fire again. But when police rushed to the house in Framingham, they found a 70-year-old woman and her 95-year-old mother-in-law. There was no gunman in sight. The incident was a case of swatting, which the FBI defines as a situation where a person calls 911 and fakes an emergency that causes law enforcement—usually a SWAT team—to race to an unsuspecting victim’s home."
This segment aired on January 12, 2016.