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Originally posted by Orkojoker
If you are of the opinion that the best thing to do is put this guy in jail, what is your reason? I can think of a couple possibilities. Some people may feel that a few months in jail will prevent him from committing the same offense after he gets out. Others might think that his punishment will deter other people from committing similar offenses. A certain percentage of people probably just don't like what he did and want him to be hurt as revenge. I'm interested to know how many people fall into each category.
Originally posted by Wolfie_UK
He posted offensive and abusive comments on the internet because he felt safe doing so, if he went and said those comments to the parents and families affected his own safety would have been severely compromised.........he is just slightly luckier he didn't and is in jail.........guaranteed he will still get a smack off someone whilst doing his time and rightly so.
Originally posted by mnmcandiez
reply to post by fooks
Words are JUST words. PEOPLE are jerks at times, stop being sensitive and get over it.
If you don't have freedom of speech you have nothing.
Originally posted by joshter
reply to post by sepermeru
Lol that's not illegal at all. If I walked around telling everyone that I think they're ugly and a waste of space I wouldn't be arrested or given a ticket if the cops were called....
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by BetterCallSaul
Yes illegal, hate speech, causing emotional distress, misuse of communication.
It would be illegal to kick the living crap out of the guy, so jail is the next best thing.
If you truly believe this man does not deserve jail for causing misery to others, you need to check your human morality.
Originally posted by Flyer
reply to post by Bridge_Boy
Hes already been given a caution and didnt stop. Hes a repeat offender so the 2 options for me would be to ban him from computers permanently or send him to prison.
He would have probably preferred the latter if he had a choice.
Alcohol is no excuse, neither is Apsergers which is know a knee jerk defence for everyone who gets arrested for doing something online.
You're engaging in a well-known logical fallacy known as the slippery slope.