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Recently, many people have been going against one of our human rights, Freedom of Speech is an important thing in our society, and it is being taken away from us. One of the main incidents of this is that Matthew Woods was arrested and prosecuted for posting a “grossly offensive joke” on Facebook. This joke was about the missing child April Jones. I for one think it is unacceptable that he was arrested for this. Who is to decide what is offensive? What one person finds offensive, another might think is perfectly acceptable! it is purely a matter of opinion, and do we really want to be arrested because of someone elses opinion?
A Tory MP is trying to sue 10,000 Twitter users for calling him a paedo. Is this what our government has come to? Suing because people called you a name? The Twitterers had probably seen the story on the news, so thought they had it right when they said it, this is no reason for legal action!
The time has come people, we must protest, we must protect our right to freedom of speech.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Matthew Woods, 20, made a number of derogatory posts about April and missing Madeline McCann.
He appeared at Chorley Magistrates' Court where he admitted sending a grossly offensive public electronic communication.
Woods, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, was handed the maximum sentence.
Chairman of the bench, magistrate Bill Hudson, said his comments were so serious and "abhorrent" that he deserved the longest sentence they could pass, less a third to give credit for his early guilty plea.
Mark Bridger, 46, appeared before Aberystwyth magistrates earlier charged with April's murder.
He is also charged with child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive
Originally posted by UltraMarine
reply to post by cconn487
Well if things don't change, at some point we will have people arrested and thrown in prison
Yep . All ATS members be ready to get arrested . This is the Beginning of The Brand new 1 world order .
During the Olympics a 17-year-old called Reece Messer sent two unkind tweets to Team GB diver Tom Daley, saying he'd let his recently-deceased father down by failing to get gold. Tom retweeted the comments to shame his troll into silence, and it caused a storm with people demanding Reece be barred from tweeting and picking fights with him. He responded by being even more offensive.
Targeted: Tom Daley was the subject of vile Tweets from a teenager with ADHD who appears to have revelled in his notoriety attention
It led to the police raiding Reece's flat, where he lived alone, at 2.45am and hauling him into custody. He was cautioned for harassment and bailed, and police were expected to look at thousands of other tweets on his account which, by and large, are all offensive to someone, somewhere.
You'll be pleased to know that your proposal is being implemented, in Iran, of all places.
In order to secure the freedom of speech , My proposal is Worldwide Movement or Protest . People should raise their voices and come forward .