Stupid Matthew Wood sentenced by stupid court for stupid April Jones joke
MATTHEW Wood has appeared at Chorley Magistrates’ Court. He wrote something on Facebook about April Jones and Madeleine McCann that social media narks and police didn’t like. A “vigilante mob” of censorious troll-hunters arrived at Mr Wood’s home. Wood was arrested.
Matthew Wood is a dickhead. But to make him a criminal is wrong. In court, he admitted making wrongheaded comments that caused offence. (What couldn’t offend someone?). He says he was inspired to say something horrible by Sickipedia – a website that “trades in sick jokes”.
Martina Jay, prosecuting, told the court:
“When interviewed by police he fully admitted he posted messages about the two missing children. He started this idea when he was at a friend’s house when drinking, saw a joke on Sickipedia and changed it slightly. He said he did it in a bid to make people think his account had been hacked. He said it got out of hand and he was drunk while doing it.”
Wood has pleaded guilty to sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive.
Were you offended? We’d show you what Wood said but it’s so offensive that the media and courts have not included it in official reports. The news has been censored. You – you slack-jawed fool – cannot hear what Wood says. You might repeat it. And that would be awful. You could cause offence, even unwittingly, and be arrested for it.
We’d have liked it had Wood laughed in court and screamed that intolerance will not be tolerated. But he’s an idiot. He deleted his stupid message. And defending solicitor David Edwards told the bench:
“What struck me immediately is that the enormity of what he has done has finally sunk in.”
The enormity of a pisspoor joke on his own Facebook page?
“He did seem genuinely remorseful and regretful for what he had done. At the time he posted these comments not once did he think he would find himself where he is today.”
Wood is out of touch with the mores of modern life. He failed to relise that the righteous and grasses want to limit free speech. They do not seek to mock the idiotic, or ignore it, they want to highlight it, use it to show how right-on they are.
Mr Edwards added:
“He started receiving derogatory replies almost immediately and then came threats. The reality is that before long a number of people realised what he had done and sought him out.”
The righteous attacked him for what he said.
“He has to live with this because of his stupidity.”
His stupidity. The police’s stupidity. The narks’ stupidity. The court’s stupidity.
“His future is uncertain. He does not know whether he can go back to his home address.”
He’s going to be sentenced today.
UPDATE: Magistrates said they had “no choice” but to send Matthew Wood to prison for 12 weeks., He’s 19. He will do time in a young offenders’ institute.
Reports are that around “50 members of the public cheered as the sentence was read out”.
Bloody hell. Those 50 are at large. Be afraid!