Cheshire Police Warn Facebook Users That the Words They Use Can Land Them in Prison

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UK: In the wake of the Manchester and London Bridge terror attacks, the Cheshire Police issued a warning to Facebook users to ‘think carefully about what they are saying’, because hate crimes bring hefty fines or up to two years in prison.  Hate crimes are defined by authorities as anything that encourage hatred towards other people. Sounds good, but experience teaches that those in power often have self-serving definitions of hatred and also exempt themselves from actions that put others in prison.  –GEG

Cheshire Police are under fire for issuing a warning to Facebook users to “think carefully about what they are saying” online in the wake of the London Bridge terror attacks, or they might end up in prison.

“We would remind all social media users to think carefully about what they are saying before posting messages online,” the force warns.

“Although you may believe your message is acceptable, other people may take offence, and you could face a large fine or up to two years in prison if your message is deemed to have broken the law.”

The comment quickly attracted swathes of facetious replies.

“Cheshire Police would like to inform you that although they know of 3000 suspected extremists living in the UK currently under investigation including 650 known Jihadi’s [sic] that returned to the country after fighting with ISIS just be aware that they are monitoring Facebook 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week in case anyone’s feelings get hurt,” wrote one user.

“We would like to remind Cheshire Police to be careful when posting on social media. Although you might feel your message is acceptable, others may take offence. Like, for instance, people who feel that your abject pandering to political correctness only goes to demonstrate that you are part of the problem instead of the solution,” commented another.

The force eventually acknowledged the negative reaction, obliquely, in a follow-up post:

“We can see that this has prompted a lot of discussion and we want to clarify our guidance,” they wrote.

“Whilst we are aware social media is a good platform for discussing issues, there can sometimes come a point that it is no longer a conversation and instead comments can be classed as a form of hate crime.

“Hate crime can be committed when someone uses threatening words or behaviour or publications such as social media, which are intended or likely to encourage hatred towards other people.

“Currently, the law covers the targeting of people in this way on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. These crimes are about more than just showing hostility to one person, but about stirring up hatred against a whole group of people, regardless of what platform you use.”

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And Moslems will land you in the grave if you don’t defend yourself and ship them back to the lands they converted into barbaric hellholes a thousand years ago.
The “Cheshire” police or any police for that matter or any government apparatchik are going to protect you from any threat to your life.
Police run like rabbits until the shooting is over and then put yellow tape around the scene so no one can see who really did what and make a great show of their military organization and their guns that they don’t want you to have.