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UK Proposes Prison Time For Offensive Online Posts

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.

UK Proposes Prison Time For Offensive Online | The Daily Caller
Sharing hate posts online could lead to six months' jail as judges recommend harsh punishments for internet trolls who torment racial, religious or sexual minority groups
•Critics say the proposals mean heedless insults could result in prison sentences
•Someone who creates hate speech that threatens life should expect three years
•Aggravating factors include activity ‘in a particularly sensitive social climate’

Social media users who share or comment on racist or anti-gay postings will face jail under rules proposed yesterday.
Advice for judges and magistrates recommends harsh punishments for those found guilty of stirring up hatred against racial, religious or sexual minority groups.
Among those jailed should be people who post comments or share online hate speech because they have been reckless as to whether they stir up hatred, say the proposals from the Sentencing Council.


Read more: Sharing hate posts online could lead to six months' jail | Daily Mail Online
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thought police on the rise, internet censorship at the door.
do we love big brother yet?

But it's the conservatives that are the Fascist?
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What does the UK flag look like--a big snowflake with tears dripping, against a yellow background, I think.

A slight variation of Simon Phoenix's quote from DEMOLITION MAN--


I'm sorry to say that the UK has become a p*ssy-whipped, Brady Bunch version of itself, run by a bunch of robed sissies.
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Well at least "it will never happen here." Right?
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People can't go to parts of Europe, or the Middle East... or China and express themselves freely.
Freedom is shrinking in the world,
Far Left Secularist,
far Right religious Muslims...
total state secular Chinese.

big brother totalitarianism takes many forms.
That's one reason why I harp so much on the ORIGINAL constitutional freedoms and boundaries in every area. Against the left and the right's insistence that the Feds/CiC/Congress -have to do something- in areas they have ZERO constitutional authority in.
Because In each case like this one the UK or elsewhere, the problem is based in the gov't having/assuming authority over areas that it ... in the U.S.'s case... does not.

Freedom of speech (no hate speech laws or hate crimes), Freedom of assembly (without permits BTW), Freedom to bear arms (w few limits), Freedom from Gov't spying, from gov't searches (not even TSA), trial by jury, freedom of the press (even to be biased), freedom of religion (even at work), etc etc..

The line should be pressed ALL the WAY back to original constitutional levels.
Our federal system was set up to block tyranny and totalitarianism, secular or religious.
It's not really meant to address many of the current left-right disagreements.
Those were meant to be played out socially or locally.
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People can't go to parts of Europe, or the Middle East... or China and express themselves freely.
Freedom is shrinking in the world,
Far Left Secularist,
far Right religious Muslims...
total state secular Chinese.

big brother totalitarianism takes many forms.
That's one reason why I harp so much on the ORIGINAL constitutional freedoms and boundaries in every area. Against the left and the right's insistence that the Feds/CiC/Congress -have to do something- in areas they have ZERO constitutional authority in.
Because In each case like this one the UK or elsewhere, the problem is based in the gov't having/assuming authority over areas that it ... in the U.S.'s case... does not.

Freedom of speech (no hate speech laws or hate crimes), Freedom of assembly (without permits BTW), Freedom to bear arms (w few limits), Freedom from Gov't spying, from gov't searches (not even TSA), trial by jury, freedom of the press (even to be biased), freedom of religion (even at work), etc etc..

The line should be pressed ALL the WAY back to original constitutional levels.
Our federal system was set up to block tyranny and totalitarianism, secular or religious.
It's not really meant to address many of the current left-right disagreements.
Those were meant to be played out socially or locally.
And its starting here. No official prohibitions yet, unless you want to take a hard look at "hate crimes legislation", but people are losing their jobs over statements made outside the work environment. Censorship comes in many forms, not just government action.
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And its starting here. No official prohibitions yet, unless you want to take a hard look at "hate crimes legislation", but people are losing their jobs over statements made outside the work environment. Censorship comes in many forms, not just government action.
Bullying and the Heckler's Veto...
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