UK police warns those who post "hate crime" and threatens users with "criminal offences"

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    They have deleted their tweet but many made backups, here's one:

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    And after this, they tweeted this 'gem':

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    George Orwell warned us.
     


  2. Kevinpuerta

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    The emojis make it look like a joke.
     
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  3. lcie nimbus

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    Am I the only one who thinks this might be a good thing ?
     
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    Hey, they may consider your post somehow hate crime.
     
  5. lcie nimbus

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    dude, i say screw privacy if it means getting criminals off the streets, but i'm also pretty sure they can distinguish between trolling and actual "hate".
     
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    Meanwhile in America...

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  7. hobbledehoy899

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    At this point the entire UK government is a joke. (Also, it is in fact possible for jokes to be unfunny.)
     
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  8. Saiyan Lusitano
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    To correct myself, they actually didn't delete the tweet. It's on there and with over 5k comments.

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    Source: https://twitter.com/wiltshirepolice/status/889585359297945602
    Completely. Another UK police branch has said that if any citizens are found with knives or w/e for protection they will be arrested.

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    More at: https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/890193193962262529
     
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    what if I'm coming out of the store and just bought a kitchen knife for home use? :eyes:
     
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  13. the_randomizer

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    And yet people in the UK who illegally hunt foxes are never punished. Damn stupid Tories. Anyways. Sounds pretty ass-backwards like our justice system. Don't they have better things to punish people for instead of trying 1984 bullshit on speech?

    Knives can be weapons
    Cars can be weapons
    Forks can be weapons

    Okay, the UK should ban them all /s
     
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    As long as you try to be sensationalist and scaremongering (example: Daily Mail), it's more than welcome

    No need to give them ideas, they already know
     
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    I herd about this long time ago. Glad they done it.
     
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    Your points are irrelevant.

    1. You can't argue that if one person is allowed to get away without being punished, then everyone should be allowed to get away without being punished as it's impossible to punish everyone. You have to start somewhere.

    2. A kitchen knife has a legitimate purpose. If you've just been shopping and are taking it home then you're fine, if you're walking around on a friday night with it then you're not. Your intent changes whether it's a weapon or not. Of course it's not up to the person carrying the weapon to define the intent, because they're all scum sucking liars who don't have the balls to admit why they are carrying.

    3. 1984 is about controlling thoughts and speech against the government, the police were tweeting about trolls who victimise people who often end up committing suicide.

    If you buy it and leave it in it's packaging until you get home then you're fine. If you "just come out of the store" and take it to a football match where it's no longer in it's packaging then you're not. Law is complex and often has to deal with grey areas where something may be reasonable in one situation and not in another. Recognising the appropriate and in-appropriate situations is what being a grown up is about.

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    I blame those Tory twits for being over-censoring pantywaists.
     
  18. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja How could you hate that face?

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    Bad, because in today's day and age, simply having a different opinion is hate speech. Fuck that noise.

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    I'd also like to point out that they do not state what constitutes hate speech. Double whammy.
     
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  20. TheDarkGreninja

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    It's always fun to see those not from England posting their opinion of hate speech. Here's what British law says:
    "Expressions of hatred toward someone on account of that person's colour, race, disability, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin, religion, or sexual orientation is forbidden.[1][2][3]"

    Just a wikipedia search away (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_laws_in_the_United_Kingdom)

    Edit:

    Find it beyond hilarious how Saiyan thinks that Wiltshire police is our entire police force.
     
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