Man jailed for posting religious abuse on Internet

by hotspur 22 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • cofty

    Don't forget that under Scottish law he will be out of prison on licence in 4 months if he behaves. No doubt his previous convictions were also taken into account.

    There is a need to let people know the courts are serious about punishing bigotry, that way the otherwise good citizen dad won't find himslef locked up for a stupid moment on a Saturday afternoon.

  • Teary Oberon
    Teary Oberon

    And yet the danger of laws like that is: "who gets to decide what is acceptable speech and what isn't? Who do you give the power to?"

    That is one of the reasons why the Americans adopted the 1st amendment in their constitution in the first place, because giving any single person or group of persons power like that will inevitably lead to abuse and supression.

  • cofty

    The 1st ammendment allows white supremisists to spew racial abuse at black people or Jews while the police are powerless to act.

    Free speech must have limits in a mature society

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