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Originally posted by Grimpachi
reply to post by DoYouEvenLift
Then show me a similar US case where someone was prosecuted.
If you can’t then I will take it you concede.
Originally posted by Charmeine
reply to post by Rising Against
Agreed. I think it's time people took responsibility for what they say on the Internet. It's easy to hide behind a fake user name and screen and blast others for their actions. Would these people be so brave to say these things using their real names? I think not. People should think twice before posting on the net.
Originally posted by SteveR
He was obviously mentally unstable because of his out of control emotional display and more importantly his threats and references to a recent spree killer.
I'd like to think those were the reasons he was arrested, and I'd support that. But if the Police had arrested someone for articulating their views, no matter how disagreeable they were, I'd be the first to criticise that. In this case however, the man was not just speaking his mind, he was also being extremely threatening.
Originally posted by DoomDoomDoomy
This is my first post on ATS - as I felt I must sign up to address some of the finer points regarding this guy & his video.
I am from Liverpool, been living here for 25 of my 28 years on this planet. A friend sent me this video as a share on facebook the other night - already I was astonished by the amount of shares it had by the time I saw it (1500+). Now, from what I read regarding the comments from his friends the guy had obviously had a bad run of luck with regards to his musical ambitions and felt that people he knew were turning others against him (others being those he believed would help with his music). By the way, a vast majority of his friends leaving comments were more or less condemning this video - and the Hillsborough comment (more on that later).
Anyway - for those passing judgement without the benefit of seeing the video for themselves - here is a little run down. The guy starts off calm enough, yadayada. However, after about a minute into the video he sets off, screaming into his camera, obscenities left right & centre. A majority of what he says is about the people of Liverpool and how he personally views them (or us, even). There is a PASSING mention about HIllsborough and even then he, from what I remember, only references the song that has recently been released.
Now. A vast majority of his heated & vitriolic focus is on scoucers (people from Liverpool) themselves. It does get to a point in the video where he, quite clearly, insinuates violence of some sort - whether it be to the people he feels has wronged him or not is never made clear. Ergo, his angry tirade boils down to threatening people - once he crossed that mark then the police have full right to step in.
This has nothing to do with offending people. What I witnessed when I watched his video was a very angry, paranoid and torn shell of a person. He made ONE passing comment about the Hillsborough song and repeated insinuated threats of violence towards people. This has nothing to do with free-speech - this is a case a potentially dangerous person who was at the end of his tether. And, in my opinion, the police acted accordingly.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
Oh hey, welcome to ATS, and perhaps you can clarify your professional experience in being able to diagnose psychotic behavior?
"Potentially" dangerous person.....who gets to clarify that one? All I saw in that video is a man who clearly wants to better himself, attempting to do so when people are smearing # on his reputation. I myself would be angry - to that extent, who knows.
Appears that some people are so scared of life they want the government to regulate everything.