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Link: Man avoids jail for website 'sick jokes' | Uk News | News | Telegraph.

What a happy and peaceful nation we must be, if the police and prosecutors have the time and energy to pursue a man for "sick jokes" on an obscure website which go "beyond the realms of bad taste."

Never mind free speech. Never mind the need to deal with crime of the quaint old-fashioned variety. This is the really serious stuff; so serious that the court "considered a custodial sentence".

How can the Government hold back on building more prisons when there are such monsters at large?

It's hard to feel sorry for this convicted felon. He disgraced himself by his pathetic snivelling to the jacks-in-office who appointed themselves arbiters of his comedic taste. His sucking up has secured him a sentence of 160 hours of community service. He should have done his jail time like a man. It would have been the least of his punishment anyway. He now has a criminal record and will be denounced as a self-confessed racist for the rest of his life. Was avoiding jail really worth the indignity of grovelling?

Meanwhile, one of the 100,000 professional criminals who wreck our lives by driving up our insurance premiums, putting us to the cost of fortifying our homes and systematically violating our privacy will not be pursued, so that the police can continue to rig the crime statistics. And the warped logic will continue to prevail whereby a student humourist moved to a place of safety to escape Muslim wrath is accused of causing a breach of the peace, while those who actually threatened him violence are not.

Does a society with such priorities even deserve to survive? I might not relish the prospect of Sharia Law in Britain, but at least I could understand the principles behind it. At least it has some.


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A fairly big logical leap there, john b. Careful you don't strain yourself. How many thousands of other injustices did I not comment on? Have I condoned all of them? Or are you just throwing around the standard insult of "racism" which is such a useful modern substitute for thought?

Personally, I think that even incitement to murder should not be a crime. A free man thus incited should say "no" (or take the consequences of his weakness alone).

That's a fairly radical libertarian view though.

On the law as it presently stands, incitement to murder is a crime and those Muslim protesters were guilty. Bad law in my view, but a correct decision. To say that a man who posted tasteless jokes was guilty of a breach of the peace is, on the other hand, bad law both in principle and on current legal facts.

I don't support the distinction, but most of our fellow citizens think there is a difference between tastelessly taking the **** and urging someone to kill. Obviously you regard the former as being just as bad as the latter. I regard both of them as equally unimportant.

john b

No comments on the Muslim protestors sent to jail for six years for waving angry banners? Or is it OK to send people down for what they say as long as they're brown...?

Dave Petterson

It does fit into their agenda of having us all without a soul. No real jokes, views outside the establishments views. Appeasement of the big mouthed anti-anything groups.

A sacrificial lamb to the PC gods.


and Cornish Nationalists are arrested on suspicion, fingerprinted and DNA taken, and their books and literature seized (all freely available in bookshops locally) and subjected to 'friendly' phone calls telling them they are going to be arrested. Devon & Cornwall Police have set up a task force to deal with 'Cornish Terrorism. Truro First London next.


Tom, you're in fine form today.

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