[Marxism] Four years jail for triot joke on Facebook.
stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 22:42:39 MDT 2011
This is utter madness. Someone puts up a Facebook page for a pretend riot
when drunk. Four years jail for the "evil act"
Two men who posted messages on Facebook inciting other people to riot in
their home towns during the recent English outbreaks of violence have each
been sentenced to four years in prison by a judge at Chester Crown Court.
Jordan Blackshaw, 20, set up an "event" called Smash Down in Northwich Town
for the night of August 8 on the social networking site but no one apart
from the police, who were monitoring the page, turned up at the prearranged
meeting point outside a McDonald's restaurant. Blackshaw was promptly
Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, of Latchford, Warrington, used his Facebook
account in the early hours of August 9 to design a web page entitled The
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The court was told it caused a wave of panic in the town. When he woke up
the following morning with a hangover, he removed the page and apologised,
saying it had been a joke. His message was distributed to 400 Facebook
contacts, but no rioting broke out as a result.
Sentencing Blackshaw to four years in a young offenders' institution, Judge
Elgan Edwards, QC, said he had committed an "evil act".
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker
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