This Is No Free Speech Right In England.

When visiting the UK, be careful of one's speech, or one might be wearing the Queen's Broad arrow and visiting the Old Bailey.  There is no free speech amendment in the UK.  Political correctness reigns supreme -- even at the cost raping 1,400 young girls. (I've posted on the Rotherham situation several times.

"Matthew Doyle of London ruined his life when he confronted a Muslim woman in his neighborhood and asked her to “explain Brussels”—a reference to the recent Muslim-perpetrated terrorist attack in the capital of the EU. “Nothing to do with me,” the woman replied, a response that failed to satisfy Doyle. The two parted ways, which should have been the end of it.

But then Doyle made the fatal mistake of recounting the incident on Twitter. His story was not well received in cyberspace where several people tweeted their disapproval, some of whom called upon his employer, a well-known London talent agency, to fire him. Finally, Doyle did the unthinkable and—gasp!—tweeted a slur.

“Who cares if I insulted some towelhead?? Really.” Shortly thereafter the bobbies were leading him away in handcuffs.

It’s not clear if he was arrested for his original tweet or any of his subsequent tweets but we do know that he was charged with “inciting racial hatred” under the Public Order Act, a regrettable abortion of a law that ought not exist in any country that claims to be free. Passed in 1986, the law originally banned “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior” and it was supposedly intended to curtail soccer hooliganism, though I suspect that that was actually a pretext. In 2013, the law was amended so that speech that is merely “insulting” is no longer a crime as long as no specific “victim” can be identified. If the Doyle incident is any indicator, the change was merely semantic. Whiners have simply learned to describe offensive speech as “abusive” rather than “insulting,” two words that mean more or less the same thing.

You’d think that the cops would have bigger fish to fry. This is Britain after all, which happens to have the highest violent crime rate in Europe. Shouldn’t the police concern themselves with street gangs or something? It might free up some of the cops’ time and resources if they’d quit policing internet thought crimes for a while. Just a suggestion.

It bears remembering that this is the same country where multiple child sex rings were exposed starting in 2013, the largest and best known of which was centered on the city of Rotherham. The Rotherham scandal involved mostly Pakistani men trafficking school aged white British girls. Authorities were alerted to the existence of the sex ring in 2002 but chose to do nothing for fear of inciting hatred against religious and ethnic minorities. A whistleblower was pressured to keep quiet and ordered to take an “ethnicity and diversity course.”

So there you have it—British law enforcement ignored a child sex ring for eleven years but not for one moment will they tolerate a white guy using the word “towelhead.”

More at:

http://freedomdaily.com/stuff-...-child-rapists-suck/

TRUTH -- THE NEW HATE SPEECH!

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direstraits posted:

When visiting the UK, be careful of one's speech, or one might be wearing the Queen's Broad arrow and visiting the Old Bailey.  There is no free speech amendment in the UK.  Political correctness reigns supreme -- even at the cost raping 1,400 young girls. (I've posted on the Rotherham situation several times.

"Matthew Doyle of London ruined his life when he confronted a Muslim woman in his neighborhood and asked her to “explain Brussels”—a reference to the recent Muslim-perpetrated terrorist attack in the capital of the EU. “Nothing to do with me,” the woman replied, a response that failed to satisfy Doyle. The two parted ways, which should have been the end of it.

But then Doyle made the fatal mistake of recounting the incident on Twitter. His story was not well received in cyberspace where several people tweeted their disapproval, some of whom called upon his employer, a well-known London talent agency, to fire him. Finally, Doyle did the unthinkable and—gasp!—tweeted a slur.

“Who cares if I insulted some towelhead?? Really.” Shortly thereafter the bobbies were leading him away in handcuffs.

It’s not clear if he was arrested for his original tweet or any of his subsequent tweets but we do know that he was charged with “inciting racial hatred” under the Public Order Act, a regrettable abortion of a law that ought not exist in any country that claims to be free. Passed in 1986, the law originally banned “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior” and it was supposedly intended to curtail soccer hooliganism, though I suspect that that was actually a pretext. In 2013, the law was amended so that speech that is merely “insulting” is no longer a crime as long as no specific “victim” can be identified. If the Doyle incident is any indicator, the change was merely semantic. Whiners have simply learned to describe offensive speech as “abusive” rather than “insulting,” two words that mean more or less the same thing.

You’d think that the cops would have bigger fish to fry. This is Britain after all, which happens to have the highest violent crime rate in Europe. Shouldn’t the police concern themselves with street gangs or something? It might free up some of the cops’ time and resources if they’d quit policing internet thought crimes for a while. Just a suggestion.

It bears remembering that this is the same country where multiple child sex rings were exposed starting in 2013, the largest and best known of which was centered on the city of Rotherham. The Rotherham scandal involved mostly Pakistani men trafficking school aged white British girls. Authorities were alerted to the existence of the sex ring in 2002 but chose to do nothing for fear of inciting hatred against religious and ethnic minorities. A whistleblower was pressured to keep quiet and ordered to take an “ethnicity and diversity course.”

So there you have it—British law enforcement ignored a child sex ring for eleven years but not for one moment will they tolerate a white guy using the word “towelhead.”

More at:

http://freedomdaily.com/stuff-...-child-rapists-suck/

No different than the USA.

direstraits posted:

So far, the free speech battle in the US is still limited to the university campuses.  Here's a good website:

http://www.thecollegefix.com/

Not really, the battle is everywhere with everyone (except blacks) supposed to "watch what they say".

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PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh television station WTAE said Wednesday it has ended its relationship with anchorwoman Wendy Bell over racial comments she posted on Facebook about an ambush shooting at a cookout that left five people and an unborn baby dead.

In a statement, parent company Hearst Television said Bell’s comments were “inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards.”

Bell, who is white, speculated about the identities of the two men who fatally shot five black people in the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Willkinsburg on March 9.

In her March 21 post on her anchor Facebook page, she said in part: “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday. … They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested.”

In the same post, she also praised a black restaurant worker in a way some readers felt was condescending.

 

After a social media backlash, Bell apologized, saying her words “were insensitive and could be viewed as racist.” The station also apologized, saying Bell’s remarks showed “an egregious lack of judgment.”

Authorities have not made any arrests in the killings or provided a description of the possible suspects. Siblings Jerry Michael Shelton, 35, Brittany Powell, 27, and Chanetta Powell, 25, along with two cousins, Tina Shelton, 37, and Shada Mahone, 26, were killed in the ambush shooting, police said. Chanetta Powell was nearly eight months pregnant.

On Wednesday, Bell defended herself, saying she didn’t get a “fair shake” from the station, and that the story was not about her, but about “African-Americans being killed by other African-Americans.”

 

“It makes me sick,” she said when reached at her home on Wednesday. “What matters is what’s going on in America, and it is the death of black people in this country. … I live next to three war-torn communities in the city of Pittsburgh, that I love dearly. My stories, they struck a nerve. They touched people, but it’s not enough. More needs to be done. The problem needs to be addressed.”

Bell joined WTAE in 1998 and has won 21 Emmy Awards.

Her post drew mixed reactions from viewers. Some saw her comments as offensive and called for her firing, while others said the comments were not racist and applauded her honesty. Facebook pages in support and opposition of Bell were created in the wake of the incident.

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/new...article69103282.html

 
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There's a bit of difference between the concept of rights in the US Constitution and the modern concept of rights . Those who created the Constitution believed that rights don't come from kings and governments and the modern concept is that governments grant rights. In most countries, rights created by the state can be revoked by the state.

Natural and legal rights are two types of rights. Legal rights are those bestowed onto a person by a given legal system. (i.e., rights that can be modified, repealed, and restrained by human laws). Natural rights are those not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable (i.e., rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...ral_and_legal_rights

Scotland Yard police, which have jurisdiction in England and Wales were the subject of my original thread.  The craziness has spread to Scotland, once the origin of the Scottish Enlightenment, as the Scottish police enforce their own version of PC, which has spread to Twitter and Facebook.

"Glasgow Police have threatened social media users, ordering them to be “kind” and not “hurtful” unless they want to “receive a visit… this weekend

Using the witty acronym ‘THINK’, and the hashtag #thinkbeforeyoupost, they cautioned people to consider whether something is true, hurtful, illegal, necessary or kind before sending.

Responding to the tweet, users took to their keyboards, mostly expressing ridicule at what they considered the force’s ludicrously wide scope.

Picking up on the ‘THINK’ acronym’s warning over “unnecessary” activity, one user queried what action the force will take if a tweet is thought to be “unnecessary”. Another quipped that, if “unnecessary” social media activity is inadvisable, then the police force’s Facebook and Twitter accounts should be shut down."

http://www.breitbart.com/londo...are-kind-on-twitter/

If ever there was a justification for hackers to shutdown a website, this is it.

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