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Fabrice Muamba: Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days (Right or Wrong)

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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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A bit extreme for a first time offender. Just some idiot typing before thinking. Maybe a fine and a warning would have sufficed. So many people do this online and get away with it, if you jail one you have to jail them all, surely?




posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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reply to post by judus
 


I have no problem with anyone being jailed for racism



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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This has got to be
the dumbest most
childish thing I have
seen done by people.
Jailing people for something
they say>? SICK! What the people
are so PC that they can not handle
a heated comment. Makes
no sense to monitor twitter
trying to catch someone
saying something illegal.
They need to go catch some burglers,
murderers, rapist, home invaders,
ect... and get off twitter,



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by Cythraul
 


Looks lawful to me.

en.wikipedia.org...

Er, the first line reads:

"Hate speech laws in the United Kingdom are found in several statutes..."

WHat did I say about Statutes?

"A LEGISLATIVE RULE of SOCIETY given the FORCE of law by the CONSENT of the GOVERNED, a RULE, as of a CORPORATION."



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by sitchin
use free speech where it matters ..not for degrading its own self worth

Free speech applies everywhere within a society or exists nowhere within it. The most important demonstration of free speech is to hear things you disagree with.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Pub singer's 'racism' arrest over Kung Fu Fighting performance

A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racial harassment after singing King Fu Fighting in front of two Chinese people.




Simon Ledger says he fears he will end up with a criminal record for performing the 1974 disco classic at a seafront bar on the Isle of Wight on Sunday after two people walking past apparently took offence.

The 34-year-old, from the island, regularly features Carl Douglas’s 1974 number one hit in his set when he performs at the Driftwood Beach Bar in Sandown.

But after striking up the melody in front of customers at the weekend he noticed a man of Chinese origin walking past with his mother, making gestures at him and taking a picture on his mobile phone.

He said that he later received a telephone call from police - while he was dining in a Chinese restaurant - asking him to meet officers about the incident.

He was then arrested and questioned before being bailed.

The Telegraph


What has become of the UK?

It's sad. It's worse than sad if you are white walking on eggshells.
edit on 28-3-2012 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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so many people are just begging for a world where thought crime is a real thing

its horrifying and pathetic

just because you disagree with someone, its no reason to think that they should be locked up



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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reply to post by Rising Against
 


I think the tweet was before the incident.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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reply to post by Cythraul
 


he was charged with racially-aggravated public order offence to incite violence .. he did use his version of free speech ...a version that died out in the 60's ..hence his jail time



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Oh noes... he made a racist comment on a forum.
LET'S EXECUTE HIM!!!


/sarcasm


This goes to show how easily people get hurt by words. Grow up morons, not just the racist.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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A judge has branded the prosecution of a schoolboy (aged 10) for alleged racism as "political correctness gone mad".


The ten-year-old from Irlam, Greater Manchester appeared before Salford Youth Court charged with racially abusing a fellow pupil.

He had been accused of calling the other boy names such as 'Paki' and 'Nigger'. The boy had admitted using one racial insult, but said that that the other boy had called him 'white trash'.

The court heard that the boys were now friends who played football with each other.

Judge Jonathan Finestein said that he thought the decision to prosecute the boy was "crazy" and urged the Crown Prosecution Service to drop the case.

He said: "Have we really got to the stage where we are prosecuting 10-year-old boys because of political correctness?"

www.4ni.co.uk...


Yes, the UK is at the stage of prosecuting 10-year old boys for political correctness.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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I think the tweet was before the incident.


You're mistaken.


Twitter troll Liam Stacey has been jailed for posting racist tweets about footballer Fabrice Muamba after the midfielder collapsed from a heart attack during a match.

Millions watched in horror as Bolton player Muamba collapsed on the pitch during an FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday March 17.

But Stacey, a 21-year-old student from South Wales, took to Twitter to write: "LOL. [SNIP] Muamba. He's dead!!!"
(Source)

He carried on after that of course with some rather unsavory comments. He was then reported to the police by other twitter users.
edit on 28-3-2012 by Rising Against because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by sitchin
reply to post by Cythraul
 


he was charged with racially-aggravated public order offence to incite violence .. he did use his version of free speech ...a version that died out in the 60's ..hence his jail time

The criteria for and definition of free-speech cannot die out or change. It either exists or does not. There are no alternate versions of it. It either is or it isn't. Which would you prefer?



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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There is no grey area - you either have FREEDOM of speech or you don't. Clearly, the UK no longer does.

Or, we need to redefine what 'freedom' means. I think some people are confused.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
Wrong:
Freedom of speech means freedom to offend. Even though it happened in the UK, I still feel freedom of expression should prevail in any country.

edit on 27-3-2012 by RealSpoke because: (no reason given)


Yea how long till some of us get extradited for offending the Queen or the royal bank (FED) or whatever? Then again hillary just accepted the UN gun treaty and in 2011 they accepted a set of bank-speach-laws (seriously illegal to disparage the solvency of banks built on fractional reserve without any fraction left in it now, fiat).

And who can get a jury and the right to address your jury directly any more? Suggesting nullification gets contempt charges too. So when is harvest time?

+ref FL law:

836.06 Punishment for making derogatory statements concerning banks and building and loan associations.—Any person who shall willfully and maliciously make, circulate or transmit to another or others any false statement, rumor or suggestion, written, printed or by word of mouth, which is directly or by inference derogatory to the financial condition or affects the solvency or financial standing of any banking institution or building and loan association doing business in this state, or who shall counsel, aid, procure or induce another to start, transmit or circulate any such statement or rumor, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

edit on 3/28/2012 by reitze because: +ref



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by YipMan
for the people who think this kind of behaviour in this thread is fine and free speech should be allowed
feel free to google "Bradford Riots" thats what happens when you let this kind of free speech loose in flashpoint areas

now unless you live with your head in the clouds or are completley oblivious to such racial tensions
such speech that has this kind of reaction should be made illegal

for all the "i will say what i want as i have freedom of speech"
you go into 1 of these racially tense areas and excercise your free speech against a minority/people who are diffrent from you
see how that goes for you


sorry to say but a few of the replies on this topic have been absolutley absurd in my eyes

maybe britain should go back to "if your not white bugger off home" but of course some ppl on here have never had to live through that so wont know what point im trying to make

edit on 28-3-2012 by YipMan because: (no reason given)


Britain should never go back to that, ever, as someone who is white but from a family that is only one quarter English (hey, who in England or come to thing of it most other countries isn't at some point in their family tree is), that would be a shocking waste and would ruin this country



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by popsmayhem
This has got to be
the dumbest most
childish thing I have
seen done by people.
Jailing people for something
they say>? SICK! What the people
are so PC that they can not handle
a heated comment. Makes
no sense to monitor twitter
trying to catch someone
saying something illegal.
They need to go catch some burglers,
murderers, rapist, home invaders,
ect... and get off twitter,


Yeah, you're right, we are all stupid. He should have got on the football pitch and shot the guy and called it self defense shouldn't he? With your avatar at the moment your opinion counts for even less than if you were actually in the UK where the law applies so if you don't like - what are you doing here?



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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PC Run Amok: UK Cops Bust Teen For Calling Scientology a Cult



Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology 'cult'

If there’s any doubt that the enforcement of political correctness in the U.K. is turning ordinary citizens into criminals, a 15-yr-old youth was issued a criminal summons after he had written on a sign that Scientology was a cult.

Police confiscated his protest sign at a demonstration against the Church of Scientology at their headquarters in London and then issued him a criminal summons. According to the British newspaper the Guardian, the 15-yr-old had written on a sign: “Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult”. The police called it “abusive and insulting”.

deathby1000papercuts.com...
www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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I think the governments are out of control. If there was no "physical" harm caused by Stacey to Muamba, then there should be no physical punishment. Give him a small fine. If he does it again, give him a bigger fine. Much worse is said on Facebook and Twitter by other non-white racially and radically motivated activists.

One stupid law fits all or one stupid law fits none.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Councillor found guilty of racial harassment over 'coconut' jibe



A black councillor has been found guilty of racial harassment after describing an Asian political opponent as "a coconut" during a heated debate today.

The Guardian



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