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Free Speech Watch: Watching The James Foley Murder Is A Crime Unless You’re In Uniform

by | 20th, August 2014

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DID you watch the video of James Foley being murdered? Have you searched the internet for stills from it?

If you do see it, take care. Looking can make you a criminal.

Scotland Yard says that “viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under terrorism legislation”.

Yeah. Watching a video MAY constitute an offence.

The key part of the Terrorism Act 2006 states that anyone who “distributes or circulates a terrorist publication” is open to investigation.

Why anyone would want to watch an innocent man being murdered is beyond me. But to make it a criminal offence to watch a video of a crime being committed is bizarre. Surely the police and others in uniform will look at the video. So. Why can’t you?

The New York Post thinks it a good to show the horror.

PS – Twitter has been suspending accounts that have tweeted stills from the murder.

 

 

 



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