Originally posted by something wicked
Originally posted by InfoKartel
Originally posted by judus
reply to post by Rising Against
People Die all the time what makes this case so special ? Why should the MSM hype this as a national tragedy.
Football player. Dropped on live tv watched by millions at the time. Did you really need to ask? What with the godlike status that's given to sport
But if a grown skinhead spouts all kinds of racist diatribe to some poor fellow on the street, it's no problem. Fine? What fine? Let alone
edit on 27-3-2012 by InfoKartel because: (no reason given)
There's a difference isn't there? If said skinhead (my, talk about stereotyping by the way) makes the same comments this guy did and police are able
to apprehend and there are reliable witnesses then he would, or should face the same charges. Twitter provides that witnessing and also effectively a
confession by default.
This is all about the fact that the target was a footballer, and that it was a dramatic event which caused a public outpouring of grief.
That's the only reason any of this happened.
It has nothing to do with the fact that it was hate-speech, or racist opinion. It has everything to do with masses of people getting so worked up
about it they all reported it to the police.
In the UK, hate speech is a criminal offense. If someone verbally attacks you in the street based on your race, religion, sexuality or gender etc they
can be charged.
That's fine by me, I'm happy with that, we shouldn't live in a society where one person thinks they have the right to attack another in public.
But they wouldn't face national humiliation, public flogging, hanging in the town square. They wouldn't be imprisoned, and they probably wouldn't be
They'd get a warning, and they'd be told that if they are caught doing it again then they will face harsher punishment.
This guy made some stupid attention-seeking rants while he was drunk (something many millions of others are guilty of all across the country every
single day), and instead of getting a knock at the door and warned about the consequences of his actions by the local police, he was dragged out and
broadcast across the nation, made a target for the hatred of millions of idiots, lost his career and his education...
This is just not on. The police and judge in this case should be ashamed and outed for the damage they have done needlessly.
We live in a society where people praise hollow celebrity, demand blood through media attack, gang up like rabid dogs when it suits their sense of
personal outrage - and now we have JUDGES placating them!
This is sick, people should not be tried by public opinion and moral perception. If law comes down to who shouts loud enough we are in a very bad
I said it before, but there have been thousands of tweets since this suggesting that people hope he's raped in prison. All of those people should now
be arrested, charged and locked up for expressing support for a violent crime. That's far worse than someone mouthing off about how they hate
And like I said before, nothing will happen to those making vile statements like that because there isn't a footballer being threatened with it, and
there isn't a large enough crowd of neanderthals demanding it.
People should have some common sense, especially a freakin' judge! The guy was already a national target of hatred, that should have been punishment
What will all those people think if this kid takes his own life? Will they be proud that they were part of the baying mob of pitchfork-wielding
lunatics? Or will they have calmed down by then and realize that they just participated in a hunt that cost a young man his life for the sake of
something that deserved nothing more than a quiet word in an ear.
edit on 29-3-2012 by detachedindividual because: (no reason given)