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phil-sti

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942 posts

62 months

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Now I know his comments were insensitive and ill timed but 12 weeks for posting a sick joke?

People commit burglary and get less.

Now Frankie Boyle posted a similar joke about Jimmy Saville and Maddie McCann but I haven’t heard of him getting arrested and locked up. What are you opinions on this?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-19...


Jasandjules

50,379 posts

112 months

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No.

And I despair that it not only went to court but he was convicted too.

HRL

305 posts

102 months

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Bit of a disgrace really. As said above, if he'd been on stage and said it as part of a comic routine he might have got some press coverage and demands for an apology but that's probably all.

Pesty

29,900 posts

139 months

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No

phil-sti

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942 posts

62 months

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This is just another example of judges being out of touch with the modern world.
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danjama

1,708 posts

25 months

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What is going on???

Oakey

16,107 posts

99 months

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You are however entirely free to set up a page demanding he be hung from the nearest tree

Adz The Rat

7,338 posts

92 months

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What did he say??


0000

10,855 posts

74 months

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BBC said:
arrested for his own safety
That makes me shudder.

TheD

2,726 posts

82 months

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I can't belive they locked the guy up. Okay he is a scumbag for what he said but 12 weeks!! I know a lowlife that nearly killed a friend of mine by beating him to a pulp and all he got was a suspended. This is way Ott and can't be justice. Make him put on a boiler suit in bright yellow and get him out looking for her. Now that is a punishemnt in my eyes.

Pothole

20,086 posts

165 months

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Sentencing Woods, Mr Hudson said: "The words and references used to the current case in Wales and that of the missing girl in Portugal are nothing less than shocking, so much so that no right thinking person in society should have communicated to them such fear and distress.

"The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive."

He forgot to mention the 'many in society' who couldn't care less what some individual ahole posts on Facebook.

kowalski655

2,219 posts

26 months

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This is madness,its just words, a bit iof bad taste.
The owners of Sikipedia must be expecting life!

don4l

3,762 posts

59 months

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Adz The Rat said:
What did he say??
He apparently made some comment about having the two girls in the back of his van. There were also sexual references.

A gang of 50 people gathered outside his house. It looks like he really made a lot of people very angry.

I believe in free speech. However we don't have the right to yell "FIRE" in a crowded theatre.

He wasn't expressing an opinion - he was deliberately trying to cause as much offence as possible. I'm not sure that we have the right to do this.

Don
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StottyZr

4,843 posts

46 months

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As far as I'm aware he posted a joke along the lines of "What's Mark Bridger and Santa got in common..." although it does say he posted multiple comments. Anybody got an idea what he posted? Its hard to judge without the facts...

He posted them on his own fb page, these were screenshotted and posted on a seperate group asking people to report him rolleyes thats when the trouble began.

Without him posting the jokes to Aprils family I can't see how this would be grossly offensive, but I will reserve judgement until I see what he actually put. Not even worthy of arrest from what I've seen so far.

StottyZr

4,843 posts

46 months

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Eugh I've just heard the punchline, I won't post it as its not very nice.

Saying that, it is clearly a "joke" very dark humour and tasteless but a joke nevertheless.

Definately shouldn't have been arrested.

edit: Just heard the full joke now, daren't repost for fear of jailtime.

Its not bad.

Edited by StottyZr on Monday 8th October 17:26

Frik

12,474 posts

126 months

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Whilst I worry about the precedent set here, as I understand it he was actively seeking a reaction and posted a number of things to stir the fire, not just a single joke.

Pothole

20,086 posts

165 months

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don4l said:
Adz The Rat said:
What did he say??
He apparently made some comment about having the two girls in the back of his van. There were also sexual references.

A gang of 50 people gathered outside his house. It looks like he really made a lot of people very angry.

I believe in free speech. However we don't have the right to yell "FIRE" in a crowded theatre.

He wasn't expressing an opinion - he was deliberately trying to cause as much offence as possible. I'm not sure that we have the right to do this.

Don
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Of course he wasn't trying to cause as much offence as possible, he posted some stuff on Facebook. The 50 people who gathered outside his house should technically have been arrested for actions likely to cause a breach of the peace. If there is no place in a supposedly civilised society for sick jokes then there is certainly no place in same for vigilante bullst, especially if it's carried out by completely unconnected dheads. ETA the stupid fk who reposted it on another Facebook page connected to the family of the missing child should also be arrested and charged with the same thing.


Edited by Pothole on Monday 8th October 17:34

Sheets Tabuer

12,248 posts

98 months

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scratchchin *looks at EXs facebook*

rover 623gsi

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44 months

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sending someone to jail for 12 weeks for being a being stupid tt is a totally over the top reaction

FunkyChucker

408 posts

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Oakey said:
You are however entirely free to set up a page demanding he be hung from the nearest tree
Yes, and then publish posts from people describing how they would torture and kill him in graphic detail.

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