I was recently threatened on Facebook. Someone commented (several times) that I should die a painfuln miserable death and that he knew how to find me where I live. He then escalated this to 12 harassing tweets on Twitter.
I filed a report to FB (which they are still "reviewing" since January 1) and filed a police report. One statute an officer found relates to threatening someone's life online, but it has to be both more imminent and more definitive than the comments that were made to me, in order to rise to that level of a felony.
In other states, it is a misdemeanor to threaten someone or harass them like that.
My question is: Are there statutes (outside of the education code) in California that would apply to this kind of harassment? What are the statutes?