A victory for freedom of speech.... and sanity

Aituk7

Striker

Police compared to Stasi and Gestapo by judge as he rules they interfered in freedom of speech by investigating 'non crime' trans tweet

Judge says that the effect of police turning up at Mr Miller's workplace "because of his political opinions must not be underestimated".


For those who aren't aware this man was investigated by police for a non-crime hate incident because he posted a limerick that contained a joke about transgenderism in.

A police office called him up to say the tweet had been reported and later literally said to the man "you have not committed a crime but we do need to check your thinking"

The UK judiciary has been on a slippery slope when it comes to police chasing people for this nonsense over the past few years and finally we've seen a pushback.

Well done to Harry Miller.
 

SAFCOldie

Striker
Great news for the bigots of the board, I’m sure. Doubtless this thread will be full of the SMB’s middle-aged, university of life intelli-notsia sharing right-wing YouTube videos.


and as if by magic :lol:
It's always good to get the full facts and this is an appalling case, not to mention a massive waste of resources/money. Pathetic antics by the Police force involved.
 
he sounds like a bit of a dick tbf.

we really need to stop thinking we're some sort of America jnr, with a massive sense of entitlement and chips on our shoulders. free speech this, snowflake that. considering one of the biggest points of Brexit was preserving our British values, we haven't half turned into a country of complete fannies (on both sides).

whatever happened to a bit of humility and a level of respect for each other?
 

banburysafc

Winger
Do you get some sort of alert for this type of news? Seriously! Seems like a waste of time mind if the OP is accurate.

Edit: Transgenderism seems to really outrage the more, er, excitable elements of the opposing 'sides' for some reason.
 
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banburysafc

Winger
he sounds like a bit of a dick tbf.

we really need to stop thinking we're some sort of America jnr, with a massive sense of entitlement and chips on our shoulders. free speech this, snowflake that. considering one of the biggest points of Brexit was preserving our British values, we haven't half turned into a country of complete fannies (on both sides).

whatever happened to a bit of humility and a level of respect for each other?
Never been the same since Diana died personally.
 

SAFCOldie

Striker
The legal system called it right. It's why we have it in place. No harm done especially if the lads gets a bit of compensation or payoff from a paper for his story.
Yes but he could only contest it because he was loaded. Standard plebs would have just accepted the Police OTT bullshit and it would have just continued. He contested it largely because the Police implied it would show up on any CRB check in future.
 

Aituk7

Striker
Likewise it’s worrying how so many people want bigots to have a platform.
Who decides who these bigots are Frijj?

You?

The guy posted a limerick that was a joke.
The police here must be taking the mick.
For a joke about a female dick.
Turning up at work no less,
The whole thing is a total mess.
At least of the cells he got first pick.
A man posted a rhyme about a tranny
And the police said sir that's not canny
He might have a cock
But now you're in the dock
So you've got to pretend he's got a fanny.
 
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Curlyteeth

Central Defender
So is it the police who are in the wrong here cos they over reacted? If he'd been criticising gay men would that have been okay?
 

JonMc

Striker
Yes but he could only contest it because he was loaded. Standard plebs would have just accepted the Police OTT bullshit and it would have just continued. He contested it largely because the Police implied it would show up on any CRB check in future.
As we would have accepted it as us plebs have done througout history. I've been on the recieving end of police shenanigans.

But the system did work on this occasion.
 

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