Anorak | Stan Collymore tweeter arrested for alleged racism by anti-free speech police

Stan Collymore tweeter arrested for alleged racism by anti-free speech police

by | 28th, November 2012

NORTHUMBRIA police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of racially abusing Talk Sport  radio pundit and former Southend United, Aston Villa and Liverpool football Stan Collymore on Twitter.

Northumbria Police declare:

“At 9.55am this morning police received a report of racist tweets and are carrying out inquiries to trace the person responsible.”

Adding later:

“A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of publishing written material to stir up racial hatred and is currently in police custody helping police with their inquiries.”

Collymore tweets:

“Many thanks to Greater Manchester & Northumbria Police forces for their prompt response to racism on twitter.”

Calling people names on Twitter is a crime that demands action from a police force terrified of being once again labelled “institutionally racis t”.

Anyone who says racist and obnoxious things deserves to be challenged. But do they deserve to be arrested?

We recall the words of Swansea magistrate John Charles who told the mentally negligible Liam Stacey – jailed for 56 days for tweeting racist words at then Bolton Wanderers’ player Fabrice Muamba – “At that moment, not just the footballer’s family, not just the footballing world, but the whole world were literally praying for his life. Your comments aggravated this situation.”

If you aggravate people you can go to jail. The people might be intolerant types who want you jailed, raped, murdered and then raped again , but aggravate them and it’s prison for you. Stacey said ugly, ignorant things. But did

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