Sunday, November 11, 2012

British Fascism

The once free nation descends ever deeper into a complete totalitarian police state. Thank God the USA still has a First Amendment that can't (yet) be completely ignored by the courts.

Everyone agrees that his "jokes" making fun of two kidnapped girls crossed the line. Matthew Woods swiftly became an object of contempt after he posted the crude and offensive comments on his Facebook page. But did he deserve to be locked up for them? A judge thought so, and ordered the 19-year-old to spend 12 weeks in jail, essentially for overstepping the bounds of good taste. Woods now sits behind bars — and also in the middle of a growing clash in Britain between freedom of expression, societal mores and the digital revolution.-Britain's crackdown on Web comments sparks free-speech debate

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