Hi everyone, I did a search on the above topic but didn't come up with anything of this nature. I'm 28 years old. My younger brother who is 23 years of age has just never really seen eye to eye with me. This goes back for as long as I can remember. Obviously, there's far too much history to discuss in this thread. However, an issue arose approx. six weeks ago. An e-mail was sent out by him to myself and the rest of my family. I didn't appreciate the tone of his e-mail. People often forget that sending out an e-mail is quite often just as though you're speaking to that individual face to face. At any rate, I didn't appreciate the manner in which he addressed the group. And while I certainly didn't speak on their behalf, it was enough to offend me. I replied and called him on it. 45 e-mails later that day (I shit you not) he and his fiancee sent several threatening e-mails. The funniest part is *they* actually threatened me with going to the local authorities... when upon scrutinizing the 45 e-mails, I never mentioned any threat whatsoever! My other brother who refuses to get involved, suggested the joke be on them. I don't quite see what they would be presenting to the local authorities since again, I never typed any threatening message at all. However, I have two statements from my brother who is involved threatening me in a physical manner and wishing I were dead. I know typing this out sounds completely silly and immature. But does anyone knows if I'd be able to get a restraining order placed on my brother and his deranged fiancee given the threatening e-mails they've sent?? Is that valid grounds for a restraining order? If so, what do I have to do? The ironic part of it all is my brother is a community service officer for a local police department in a different jurisdiction approx. 10-15 miles away. From what I understand, I don't believe I can file the report with his particular precinct? (although, I think his superiors would love to hear about his behavior) Any information anyone can lend would be most helpful. And if any of this sounds childish and immature that's because it is. Scott.