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October 07, 2006

Hate Speech = Jail [Retired Geezer]

Be glad this didn't happen in a democratic country, oh wait, it's England.

A man who posted racist messages on a website in memory of murdered black teenager Anthony Walker was jailed for more than three years today.

This guy wasn't even a Blogger, he was just a Commenter.

Neil Martin, 30, emailed at least six comments to the website - less than a week after Anthony was killed with an ice axe in a racist attack in Huyton, Merseyside, last year.

Where will the DU fans be on this issue of Free Speech?

(his Lawyer said): "He was isolated and living in a fantasy world, spending hours on his computer in his room where his persona could be as he made it, good or bad."

Oops, that hit pretty close to home.

Judge Henry Globe QC, the recorder of Liverpool, told Martin: "The intention of the website was innocent, honourable and well motivated. You accessed that website and you abused its use. You posted highly abusive, insulting and racist messages on the site."

Apparently they deal with Trolls differently in the United Kingdom.


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