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British Police Brag About Arresting 67-Year-Old Man Who Cussed Out a Speed Camera

The U.K. police have made themselves a laughing stock yet again, this time by gloating over the arrest of a driver who swore at a speed camera.

Next, they’ll require a license to use social media correctly.

Timothy Hill, 67, gave speed cameras the middle finger three times whilst driving in north-east England last December. His car was equipped with a “jammer,” a device that would tell him when speed cameras were near and would jam the camera lasers to prevent police from recording his car speed.

When cornered by the police at his house, he reportedly threw his jamming device into a river. Hill admitted he had the device fitted in his car when interviewed by the police later on. He was then charged with perverting the course of justice, and pleaded guilty. He was banned from driving for a year and given an eight-month prison sentence.

North Yorkshire Police’s official Twitter account, however, caused outrage and hilarity by boasting about their hot arrest.
Now they're arresting people for mean tweets and offensive social media posts.

https://oursocialtimes.com/prosecuto...l-media-posts/
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Prosecutors clarify UK law on offensive social media posts
The Director of Public Prosecutions has said that people should only face trial if their social media comments go beyond being offensive. This year there have been a..
How posting on Facebook could send you to jail - BBC News
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How posting on Facebook could send you to jail
https://www.dailywire.com/news/17807...-joshua-yasmeh

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British Police Just Imprisoned A Man For Posting Mean Things About Muslims On Facebook
Woman guilty of 'racist' Snap Dogg rap lyric Instagram post - BBC News
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Woman guilty of 'racist' Snap Dogg rap lyric Instagram post
Edit to add, she's not a 'woman' she's a teenager. The po-po deemed it 'hate speech'.


https://www.quora.com/Is-free-speech-dead-in-the-UK
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Is free speech dead in the UK?

Yes, I fully agree.

The most recent example was Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, speaking at the Conservative Party Conference last October. She called for firms to record how many foreign workers they employ to help ensure they are …

“not taking jobs British people could do”.

Sadly for her, some virtue-signalling, attention seeking progressive liberal academic with little else to do, reported her for hate speech, and it was recorded as a hate incident.
The Slow Death of Free Speech in Britain (America, You're Next!) - Reason.com

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The Slow Death of Free Speech in Britain (America, You're Next!)

From the Internet to the press to the public square, Brits' speech is being policed and punished
Brendan O'Neill | April 26, 2015


Freedom of speech no longer exists in Britain. The land that gave the world the Magna Carta, the Levellers, and John Stuart Mill—three of the key foundation stones of the modern conception of liberty—is now arresting and even jailing people simply for speaking their minds.

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To see how bad things have got, consider three cases from the past week alone:

Twitter Crime

A man has been investigated by the police for a hashtag he used on Twitter. Seriously. Never mind speechcrime, or even tweetcrime—now we have hashtagcrime, the criminalisation even of those snarky, ironic asides people pepper the internet with. The man in question, Stephen Dodds, committed the sin of taking a photograph of two Muslims praying at Anfield, the home ground of Liverpool Football Club, and posting it on Twitter alongside the tweet: "Muslims praying at half-time at the match yesterday. #DISGRACE." That hashtag saw him become the victim of a furious Twitterstorm, the modern version of a tomato-wielding mob, and he was eventually reported to the cops. They investigated the matter for two weeks—two weeks!—before finally instructing Liverpool FC to take appropriate action against the evil hashtagger. Liverpool this week said it is deciding how to punish this man who dared to type the word "DISGRACE" on the internet.

Aggravated Meanness

2. A journalist, Katie Hopkins, has been reported to the police, and, bizarrely, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), for writing a column for the Sun in which she referred to the African migrants trying to get into Europe as "cockroaches." Hopkins is known for her outré views. She's been reported to the police before, for "hate crimes against fat people"! She said "fat people are just lazy," which is apparently a police matter now. The police didn't charge her over her fat-shaming, but they might well interrogate her over her migrant-bashing. Her cockroaches column caused the Twittersphere to go into meltdown; 285,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Sun to sack her (my preferred solution to Europe's migrant crisis is to swap these 285,000 intolerant Brits who fancy they have the right to shut down writers they don't like for 285,000 Africans who want to live in this country); and now the Society of Black Lawyers has reported Hopkins both to the UK cops and also to the ICC, demanding it investigate her comments "under the provisions of incitement to commit crimes against humanity." Am I allowed to call this a DISGRACE?

Shameful Bodies

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has launched an investigation into the appropriateness of an advert for protein supplements which features a sexy woman in a bikini next to the words: "Are you beach-body ready yet?" The ads, which appear on the London Underground, have been vandalized by SJW feminists who claim they "body shame" the plump. More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition—again with the petitions—demanding the ads be removed because they make women "feel physically inferior to… the bronzed model." And now the ASA, overlord of advertising in Britain, which has the power to expunge from the public sphere any ad it judges to be offensive, is heeding the feminist vandalizers and subjecting the ad to one of its stiff-lipped investigations. We wait with bated breath to see if this unelected institution will graciously allow the rest of us, the 64 million people of Britain, to keep seeing this actually quite pleasant ad.

These three cases of the past week encapsulate the crisis of free-speaking in 21st century Britain. They show that no zone of British life is free from the peering eyes and always primed red pen of the new censorious set that longs to scribble out or shut down anything dodgy, eccentric, hateful, or upsetting (to some.)
America is slowly and not so slowly following in Britain's footsteps.
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Britain is our closest ally.

Yet I have been severely disappointed in the UK's recent refusal to allow parents of an ill child to take that child to Rome, which has already offered treatment.

The officials in the UK say that the child is already too far gone.

But that really begs the question: Is the government or are the parents the ultimate authority over the child?

To claim the former is to embrace authoritarianism.

My guess is that not many Americans would go along with this...
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Britain is our closest ally.

Yet I have been severely disappointed in the UK's recent refusal to allow parents of an ill child to take that child to Rome, which has already offered treatment.

The officials in the UK say that the child is already too far gone.

But that really begs the question: Is the government or are the parents the ultimate authority over the child?

To claim the former is to embrace authoritarianism.

My guess is that not many Americans would go along with this...


With allies like those weenies, I would take my chances fighting alone.
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Because it's a sh*t-hole.
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Because it's a sh*t-hole.
And that's because it is still a Monarchy. The people have been fooled to believe different, but Alfie's plight proves them wrong.
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And that's because it is still a Monarchy. The people have been fooled to believe different, but Alfie's plight proves them wrong.
Sadly, the little boy passed away today.
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And that's because it is still a Monarchy. The people have been fooled to believe different, but Alfie's plight proves them wrong.
My hope is this incident will open their eyes and cause some sorta change.
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My hope is this incident will open their eyes and cause some sorta change.
Yes!

Although it is now too late to save little Alfie, perhaps his death might at least spare others the same fate, if is should prompt some change.
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Sadly, the little boy passed away today.
The UK should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. Shoulda let him go to Italy. They were even gonna make him a citizen just to get him there.

F*ck Britain. They killed a baby that coulda possibly survived.
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Britain will take ove the title of Anus of the World, hands down.
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