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Analysis posted Mar 28 2012, 3:59 PM Category: Big Brother/Orwellian Source: InformationLiberation Print

UK Student Sent to Jail For 'Racist' Tweets

Chris | InformationLiberation

This is the second young man now jailed for free speech in the UK over the last month, the previous was jailed for criticizing the war, which the state deemed 'racist', this one now for an insensitive comment about a footballer.

Via The Daily Mail:
A student who posted a series of racist comments on Twitter following footballer Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest has begun a prison sentence of 56 days.

Liam Stacey, 21, caused widespread revulsion by reacting to Muamba’s mid-game collapse by writing: ‘LOL [laughing out loud], **** Muamba. He’s dead!!! #haha.’ He responded to criticism of that message with vile racist tweets.

The messages were forwarded to the police by several members of the social network, including former England striker Stan Collymore, himself a victim of abuse on Twitter.

Stacey initially claimed his account had been accessed by somebody else, but later pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment. He was sent to prison to ‘reflect the public outrage’ at his comments.
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david

Posted: Mar 29 2012, 7:28 AM

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121218 Some brits have got to set up tent outside the prison in protest of this ridiculous
imprisonment. Put Murdoch in there instead, hes done much more to propagate
racism then this guy. Truely scary how easily the public can feel its OK to imprison 'freedom of speech'. Put him on a program if you feel you need to not prison.


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