Friday, March 23, 2012

No free speech for racially derogatory utterances in England

We read:
"A law student’s future lay in ruins yesterday after he admitted sending racist messages on Twitter to former England footballer Stan Collymore. Joshua Cryer, 21, was arrested after the Liverpool striker turned radio pundit contacted police in January.

Cryer, the son of a company director, initially denied sending the messages on the social networking site, claiming his account had been hacked into. But he later admitted sending grossly offensive messages and yesterday was given a two-year community order.

The final-year student at Newcastle University’s acclaimed Law School was also told to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.

The judge said he expected Cryer ‘to have put his education to better use’. One message from the student, who captains the law school’s football side Barca-Law-Na, read: ‘Has anyone ever called you Stan ****ymore.’

A second, also sent from user @joshuacryer1, said: ‘Has anyone ever referred to you as semi pro as in a semi pro ****.’

Source

With a criminal conviction, he would appear to have no future as a lawyer

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Bird of Paradise said...

No free speech in england Look what happens in the EUROWEENIE UNION

Anonymous said...

Is "shit" what's censored? Are you effing kidding me? Is it racist because he is comparing a black to shit?

I can't wait for the nukes to start falling!

-L

Anonymous said...

When it's "no free speech" in the US you blame the President or leftists or some other grouping, but when it's England/Britain or some foreign country, then the whole country is damned. Xenophobic much? or Amero-centric much?

Use the Name, Luke said...

With a criminal conviction, he would appear to have no future as a lawyer

Unless he wants to work for the Democrats.

Go Away Bird said...

I guess that means no more RUE BRITTANIA

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:01 said...
"When it's "no free speech" in the US you blame the President or leftists or some other grouping, but when it's England/Britain or some foreign country, then the whole country is damned. Xenophobic much? or Amero-centric much?"

Perhaps that's because we see, nor hear, nor read, one utterance of protest from the British people, leaving the clear impression that they don't mind.

Anonymous said...

Your comment just shows that what you "hear" or "read" in the US is utterly parochial (I've also been in the US and seen its utterely parochial so-called news), but even on this site it doesn't say that all people in the UK (or other countries) are totally pro-PC, in fact the reports are usually about opposing views in those countries, so your comment is "dumb" (no comment on whether or not you are!),