Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jail for speech in Britain

We read:
"A UK college student was jailed after posting offensive comments on Twitter following the collapse of Bolton soccer star Fabrice Muamba.

Liam Stacey, 21, was sentenced to 56 days in prison after he admitted a racially aggravated public order offence at Swansea Magistrates' Court.

The biology student, from Pontypridd, South Wales, made the offensive tweet after EPL player Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing on the field late in the first half of Bolton's televised FA Cup quarter-final clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on March 17.

He wrote, "LOL. F*** Muamba. He's dead!!! #haha."

When other Twitter users reacted angrily to the tweet, Stacey went on to post further abusive messages, including racist posts directed to black users.



Bird of Paradise said...

No free speech in the EUROPEAN(SOVIET)UNION thats why we must oppose the NORTH AMERICAN(SOVIET)UNION by opposing THE DREAM ACT

Anonymous said...

I'd bet that many of the replies to his tweets were just as nasty has his. I haven't heard anything about anyone else involved being charged. Sounds like a probable double standard in action.

I can't believe the first tweet warranted a jail sentence, even in PCUK. What a sad country they have become, with the USA following right behind them.


Anonymous said...

This is not surprising. In order to become a true outpost for radical Islam, Britanistan must first rid itself of things like free speech and free thought. Just as they are doing.

And the response from the British people? Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z.

Anonymous said...

The response from this British person is - we could say the equivalent about your dreadful race relations, shocking crime rates and violence and why the American people don't seem to care about it and would rather go round the world trying to make other countries just like the US by military force or political and economic manipulation.

Anonymous said...

Per capita, the UK has more crime than the US. Brits suffer from more assults, more rapes, and more car thefts - the US has a LOT more murders.

About 25% of Brits are victims of crime - only 20% of Yanks.

But yeah, being the world's policeman sucks.


Anonymous said...

And if you took blacks out of the equation, the US would have much lower crime rates. The same could probably be said for taking muslims out of the equation in European countries.

So violent crime rates are much more shocking in European countries, which everybody thinks are so evolved. They generally don't have race issues because they are homogeneous, but just aske the average frenchman about muslim youth. And while you are more likely to be shot in the US, if you are not black or a criminal, you are actually less likely to be murdered. But of course, one can get statistics to say just about anything.

Look it up.


Anonymous said...

Anon 7:02 - And 120 years ago if you took out crimes committed by Irish immigrants in America the crime rates would have been much lower too.

There's always going to be a part of a society that has the highest crime rate. I picked the Irish for my example in part because by 75 years ago the stereotypical Irish descendant was a policeman, communities can be changed for the better.

What we need to identify is how to expunge the gangsta culture from our communities and replace it with the more typical American can-do attitude. Once thing is for certain, what calls itself black leadership these days is anything but leaders.

Anonymous said...

I'm very dubious about percentage-style statistics between countries that are so different in size and demographics. The US is of continental size and of hugely contrasting regions, whereas the UK and other European countries are very much smaller and more densely populated.

Anonymous said...

And if you took criminals "out of the equation" there would be less crime in the US (or anywhere)!

Anonymous said...

The US is only the "world's policeman" to protect its own global interests. If anyone else benefits is merely coincidental.