UK Proposes Prison Time For Offensive Online Posts

Authored by Amy Balog via The Daily Caller,

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted new guidelines  proposing prison sentences of between 26 weeks and six years for social media posts deemed hostile toward a race, religion or sexual identity.

The proposals have been made in relation to the Public Order Act, which prohibits all activities “intended or likely to stir up hatred” against minority groups, including transgender people. Many of the examples in the document reference social media use.

Those “in a position of trust, authority or influence” abusing their position to stir up hatred are facing the harshest sentences. The suggested punishment will also be more severe if the offender has a particularly large online following or if he or she is associated with any groups promoting hatred based on race or religion.

Three types of offences are considered the most serious. The first of these, understandably, are “cases where activity is encouraged which threatens or endangers life.” However, more surprisingly, the other two categories are “cases involving widespread dissemination of material and/or a strong likelihood that many would be influenced.”

Matthew, 60, a speaker on Christianity, gestures on a stepladder at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, Britain May 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

“Volumes of these offences are extremely low and there have been no offenders sentenced for some offences,” the document says. However, the Council still believes that the use of social media channels as vehicles for hate crimes is a growing problem, “given the recent social climate and an enhanced focus on this type of offending.” Their proposals are the start of a three-month consultation process.

In August last year, the UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced that it intended to punish online hate crime as seriously as personal, face-to-face abuse. They threatened to treat offences via major social media platforms the most strictly. In October 2016, CPS notably determined that a hate crime needs only to be so perceived by a victim, without the need for objective evidence.

In January this year, Germany began enforcing a law demanding social media companies to remove hate speech and fake news from their platforms. This legislation is currently being revised, following criticism that press freedom was negatively impacted, after more content was blocked than necessary and a satirical magazine’s account was suspended.

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hedgeless_horseman Jack McGriff Fri, 05/11/2018 - 08:53 Permalink

 

Sentenced to just a few weeks at the Ministry of Love, Room 101.

In the beginning of Orwell's novel, 1984, the main character Winston writes that, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.” At the end of the novel, after being tortured, he sits at the cafe and writes, “2 + 2 = 5,” in the dust on his table.

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FireBrander SpanishGoop Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:11 Permalink

To this day:

Google:
Hillary is a ___
Top result is "Democrat"

Trump is a ___
Top result is "Chump"

Really? The want me to believe that the number 1 thing people are searching for about Hillary is her political party affiliation?

And the number one search for Trump is whether or not he's a Chump? Who even uses that word?

DuckDuckGO
Hillary is a Crook

Yahoo
Hillary is a Crook

Bing
Hillary is Indicted

AOL
Hillary is a Crook

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Crash N. Burn ZENDOG Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:58 Permalink

"Fuck you"

Originally "pluck yew" - Back in the day when the longbow was king because of the extended range provided by the wood they used in its' manufacture (yew tree), the French had a rather nasty habit of cutting off the finger we all know and love on English prisoners so they couldn't draw a bowstring.

 After one battle the English filed by their French prisoners raising that particular digit saying "I can still pluck yew"

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SocratesSolves JerseyJoe Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:51 Permalink

That's it. The Satanic Jews have been an absolute black plague of evil upon Europe. 

It is not longer enough to shake off the Satanic Parasite at this point in history. 

It must be cured, which means, burned down to the ground. This is how you end a plague. 

The Jewish religion with its ugly nasty and very dumb Black Magic is being burned off the World Stage even now. Permanently. 

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SocratesSolves tmosley Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:57 Permalink

That's right. They took away the balls of England by taking away the right to defend. The guns go, and then the people go. Look what the Jews did by design in Russia. They took the guns, and then the wiped out upwards of 66,000,000 with Jewish created Communism, which is just Jewry rubbing their hands in Oligarchy. 

It is not going to work. It is time to take down the Jewish religion. All the way down. I suggest putting Israel First, in order to start getting nations back. Once the sick Satanic Jew becomes visible, and their evil is seen, they are done for. Israel is their visible Supra State. So, simply put Israel First just like the Black Magic infested United States does. 

 

No borders and flooded with immigrants? ISRAEL FIRST. 

No atomic weapons? ISRAEL FIRST. 

No "preemptive" aggressive wars? ISRAEL FIRST. 

Five G invasive damaging technology? ISRAEL FIRST. 

Fluoride in the water? ISRAEL FIRST. 

Aluminum in the air? ISRAEL FIRST. 

Smart cities of 1984 control grids? ISRAEL FIRST. 

Dumbed down Protocols of Zion's schools? ISRAEL FIRST. 

Stolen tax dollars flowing back from Israel to America? ISRAEL FIRST. 

American non-Jews infiltrating and controlling the Mossad? ISRAEL FIRST. 

American non-Jews serving in the Israeli government and calling the shots? ISRAEL FIRST. 

False flag 911 events carried out in return to Israel? ISRAEL FIRST. 

 

The time has come to put Israel first all right. First right into line in the back of the line. It is time to make this nation walk the line rejoined with humanity as the Satanic Jewish religion is finally burned down to the ground and the psychosis, the supremacy affliction, is cured. The time is at hand to grab this runaway screwed up Sauron false bandit asshole Rothschild nation by the short hairs and put an end to crazed holy book fantasies gone to hell in a real world that will no longer allow it. 

 

 

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Amicus Curiae cheech_wizard Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:18 Permalink

oh FFS an ex appears to have stalked and killed the wife 4 kids and maybe the inlaws

we have lots of legal locked up n traceable guns

thing is now we have a shitload more UNregd and traced ones, as well as stolen legals.

this is a targeted personal vendetta not a bloody mass shooting  as the usual some idiot killing as many strangers as they can sort of event.

sad news but not a media picnic.

i hope the asshole did remove himself at least

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