Friday, June 23, 2017

Speech in (fG)Britain; sure as hell not free

The number of people being arrested for “online crimes of speech” have increased dramatically in London. 

While arrests for aggressive, threatening or hateful speech on social media declined between 2010 and 2013, the numbers rose last year. 

According to the Register, a total of 2,500 Londoners have been arrested over the past five years for allegedly sending “offensive” messages via social media. In 2015, 857 people were detained, up 37 per cent increase since 2010.
'Offensive', that could cover an awful lot.  And it does.
The Communications Act 2003 defines illegal communication as “using public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”. Breaking the law carries a six-month prison term or fine of up to £5,000.
In other words, just about ANYTHING you say that's not PC, or that some victim group can claim triggers them, ANYTHING not approved by someone in authority can get you arrested.

For a Facebook post.  For a Twitter comment.  Anything.

Anyone doubt, at all, that the leftists taking over colleges and assaulting people for unapproved opinions would freaking LOVE to be able to do this?

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