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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Offensive, but does it deserve jail time?

British University student Liam Stacey, 21, has been jailed for 56 days for ''inciting racial hatred'' after he used to Twitter to make offensive comments about Fabrice Muamba, a Bolton Wanderers midfielder who suffered a heart attack during a match.
Mr Stacey had been drinking since midday on St Patrick's Day had just watched Wales win a rugby match, and Tweeted ''LOL, F*** Muamba. He’s dead''
He later abused others who questioned his comment. I am by no means condoning or defending Stacey's comments. But, is it worthy of jail time?
And, if it is, why did a gang of drunk Somali Muslims get away with  racially targeting and attacking a white woman, screaming ''kill the white slag''. The group also called the victim a ''white b***h'', whilst kicking her in the head.

UPDATE: If racist tweets are illegal, why wasn't the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Shadow Minister for Public Health Diane Abbott jailed or at least sacked when she Tweeted ''White people love playing divide and rule''? Some Members of the Public lodged complaints with the Met Police, but they said ''no criminal offence has been committed''

Double standards, eh?

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