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Could Some SOLers Be Arrested in the U.K. ?

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Offensive online posts could be grounds for imprisonment in the U.K. . Who on SOL are the most likely to offend this law? 

 

 

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.

 

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.”

 

“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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I would minimally get a visit; cannot remember which precinct but I sent a twatter to one in the UK last week saying...more muslims please...def a thought police crime.

 

It's IMHO completely weird to watch the UK submit to sharia.  Oh well, sucks for them.

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A few months back someone had a party. They were playing a song mocking Osama bin Llama and the cops raided them. Even had a helicopter overhead. Arrested the host because one of the cops claimed they were offended when they heard the song.

 

Good little subjects. They want to live like that and the commies over here cannot wait for us to be just like them.

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Thanks for the ARCHIE BUNKER clip!! Imagine how the liberal snowflakes would freak out if that classic piece of American TV was still in no holds barred production. 

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OK - funny story:  I was flying commercial back to Iraq on one of my "visits", had to get there quickly so was booked commercial.  Now mind you, I have ALL my kit with me.  I get to Heathrow and they ask me to open my weapons container.  I told them we should probably do it behind the counter.  They look at me all "sniffish" and tell me they can perfectly decide where it should be opened.  

 

I pop it open and I have my long gun, two pistols,  Radios, batteries and NODS (night vision goggles) all tucked in there and they just sit there aghast at the array.  They didn't know what to do.   Some lady at the counter does the typically British thing and pulls up this mongosso manual and starts going through it page by page whilst all the muslims working their are congregating and giving the stuff and me the stink-eye, (there's a LOT of Muslims working at Heathrow).  Luckily, one of their anti-terror guys comes by whom I suspect was an SAS cat on detail and looks it over and we talk about the nods a bit and one of my pistols (asked me how I got to be carrying such a weapon (it was non-standard) and we laughed it up and he sent me on my way.  Said he'd "see me in Mesopotamia."  

 

  Sad.  My Team and I staged out of London for a mission in Belgium back in the mid-80's and never had any issues.  Good time and wonderful people.  Going through there in early 2000's was a whole different story.    

 

 

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8 mins ago, JimP said:

OK - funny story:  I was flying commercial back to Iraq on one of my "visits", had to get there quickly so was booked commercial.  Now mind you, I have ALL my kit with me.  I get to Heathrow and they ask me to open my weapons container.  I told them we should probably do it behind the counter.  They look at me all "sniffish" and tell me they can perfectly decide where it should be opened.  

 

I pop it open and I have my long gun, two pistols,  Radios, batteries and NODS (night vision goggles) all tucked in there and they just sit there aghast at the array.  They didn't know what to do.   Some lady at the counter does the typically British thing and pulls up this mongosso manual and starts going through it page by page whilst all the muslims working their are congregating and giving the stuff and me the stink-eye, (there's a LOT of Muslims working at Heathrow).  Luckily, one of their anti-terror guys comes by whom I suspect was an SAS cat on detail and looks it over and we talk about the nods a bit and one of my pistols (asked me how I got to be carrying such a weapon (it was non-standard) and we laughed it up and he sent me on my way.  Said he'd "see me in Mesopotamia."  

 

  Sad.  My Team and I staged out of London for a mission in Belgium back in the mid-80's and never had any issues.  Good time and wonderful people.  Going through there in early 2000's was a whole different story.    

 

 

My family and myself would like to thank you and your family for your service to our Country and wish A Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms in your life.

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2 hours ago, pakalolo said:

So  a social media post in the UK referring to black, Muslim homos would be a triple whammy, mkay

Add in female (lesbian) and you have a quadrupole whammy. 

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