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A man has been jailed after he admitted to posting pictures of a Grenfell Tower victim on social media.
Omega Mwaikambo plead guilty to two offences contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act, Scotland Yard said.
The 43-year-old was sentenced to three months at Westminster Magistrates' Court, the force added.
L inkedit on 17-6-2017 by justb0b because: try to fix link
127Improper use of public electronic communications network
(1)A person is guilty of an offence if he—
(a)sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character; or
(b)causes any such message or matter to be so sent.
originally posted by: SBMcG
Is it wrong that I clicked on this thread in the hopes of seeing the picture?
grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: justb0b
Radical muslims are allowed to spread jihadi indoctrination content all over FB and twitter with no repercussions, not even a warning.
Then this guy posts a picture of a corpse (I'll admit it was in very poor taste) and gets hauled off to jail for 3 months.
So yea, as it has been pointed out already, where is the due process?
He should have posted it on liveleak. Nobody would have cared then.
originally posted by: pheonix358
Rape someone, murder someone or rob a bank!
These trials take months and sometimes years.
But post a picture and it seems like Justice is nearly instant.
Where was due process?
When did the two sides swap information.
This could well be one of the fastest trials in modern England.
All for posting a picture.
The Brits have gone flaming mad.
ETA: Here is a working link. L INKY
... Section 127(1)(a) relates to a message etc that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character and should be used for indecent phone calls and emails.
... If a message sent is grossly offensive, indecent, obscene, menacing or false it is irrelevant whether it was received. The offence is one of sending, so it is committed when the sending takes place.
... A person guilty of an offence under section 127 CA 2003 shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine or to both. This offence is part of the fixed penalty scheme.