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Liam Stacey’s sentence is an attack on free speech

by | 29th, March 2012

HAVING seen Liam Stacey, 21,  sent to prison for his racist tweets aimed at footballer Fabrice Muamba and twitter users, what has happened since? Well, the righteous have been congratulating themselves on their successful twitter hunt.

For this tweeter it was an “I was there” moment:

Saska Shepherd ‏ @saskashepherd  – I’mgladLiamStaceyhasbeenjailed. I’msureI’moneof100’swhoreportedhisracisttweetstothepolice. #prayformuamba

This tweeter thought of Liam Stacey’s death:

Milan Enslin ‏– I wouldn’t really care if Liam Stacey died.. He’s a sick man, fromthe scum of the earth… #moreracistthanjohnterry

These tweeters wanted to focus on rape, one hoping that “lifers” murderers, rapists and child molesters get to enjoy themselves:

Craig Edwards ‏ @craigsedwards” I wonder if that Liam Stacey ‘s hoop is like a blood orange yet?#DontDropTheSoap

Paul Scott ‏ @PscottSAFC – 56 days in Jail for the racist twerp who was tweeting for Muamba to die.. I hope some of the lifers take a fancy to him #dontdropthesoap

One tweeter saw black men as rapists and fitting to a stereotype of jive talking sex objects:

Glad the dickhead Liam Stacey is in jail, I hope he gets made bitch to the biggest black dude going

One tweeter reacted:

IvorSawbottom ‏ @ivorsawbottom @ScoobyDrew93 your tweet is an incitement to violence. I amreporting you to @metpoliceuk

Charmless stuff. As it was when E mma West was hounded on twitter .

Mindful of that what do we make of this ?

A London blogger who wrote that Jews must be “attacked wherever you see them” on the Scotsman newspaper’s website has escaped jail, after pleading guilty to posting the comments.

Mohammed Sandia from Wembley said Jews were a “genetically mutated inbred tribe. Jews are not fit to breathe our air and should be attacked wherever we see them. Throw rocks at their ugly, hooked-nosed women

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