Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Britain is awash with real crime so cowardly police arrest a kid for poor taste

A teenager who drunkenly posted a picture of himself burning a poppy on Facebook was in police custody last night.

Officers arrested Linford House after they received a complaint about the image that was published in the early hours of Remembrance Sunday.

When police called at his parents’ home that evening, the 19-year-old had already taken down the image on a friend’s advice..

His father Keith, 50, branded him ‘idiotic’ and said the whole family had been disappointed by his behaviour.  But he questioned whether it was right to hold the teenager.

‘He has been stupid but it’s totally out of order to arrest him over one complaint,’ he said.

House was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a £5,000 fine.

The family from Aylesham near Canterbury has the support of civil liberties groups, which claim the arrest is an infringement of free speech.

Nick Pickles, from pressure group Big Brother Watch, said: ‘It is not illegal to offend people and, however idiotic or insensitive the picture may have been, it is certainly not worthy of arrest.

Convictions for internet abuse have more than doubled in the space of five years, alongside the enormous growth in social media sites.  The number has grown from 498 in 2007 to 1,286 in 2011


See HERE for the disgusting real crime situation in Britain.


Bird of Paradise said...

They need to start arresting all the real crinimals in their nation and especialy the terrorists

Anonymous said...

More proof that britain is a dying nation. And, like the US, it's rotting from within. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Assholes in englandstan. The ragheads, the real criminals do what they want to and the englandstan pigs go after some kid for posting a harmless picture on a facebook page. The whole country deserves to become a sharia paradise,fucking assholes.

Anonymous said...

It is sad when a once great nation starts to fade into oblivion.
The law is stupid and should be changed - simple. However, too many people fail to recognise the absurdity this law creates and its fundamental attack on basic freedoms.

Go Away Bird said...

Look what happens toa once great nation when they allow a bunch of whimpotards to take over

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Islam, great nations like this are fading fast.

If you ever think that world could be a wonderful place once Islam takes over, consider the state of the exclusively Muslim countries in the Middle East.

Stand against Islam, and stand up for our God-given freedoms and liberties.

Anonymous said...

Peter Hitchens is a "crumpy old man" who's famously biased in his negative view of the modern world, even if there is obviously some truth in what he says, but he sees the glass as less than half-full.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:23, that doesn't change the reality, which we all know.

And Anon 3:27, don't blame Islam. Blame the weak and gullible peoples of those countries. It is their weakness and stupidity that Islam feeds on.

Anonymous said...

8:03 - and "the reality, which we all know" is what journalists and the media tell us in their oh so un-biased, un-angled, un-agenda-promoting way!!

Kee Bird said...

King Richard the Lionheart would have put these muslim butchers to the sword