Kate Hopkins charged with world’s first murder-by-tweet
The to-deadline controversialist and internet Aunt Sally Katie Hopkins has said something that, as the BBC notes, “police are examining”.
Follwing news that Scots nurse Paulin Cafferkey was being treated for the Ebola virus, Hopkins stretched her thoughts to 140 chracters and tweeted:
“Sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn’t cricket.”
“Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London’s Royal Free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?”
Thin-skinned people complained. Others set up online petitions, like this one:
We have all seen Katie Hopkins horrific behavour on Television about Weight, disaplining your children, even the names you have given your own child.
Now she has made vile, disgusting comments because someone unfortunately caught Ebola whilst in Africa (when she was there doing charity work for Save the Children)
This woman thinks she can say, act and do what she wants, how can a football player be sued for for being racist but this pathetic excuse for a human being gets away with murder?
Please sign this petition and get K.Hopkins to apologize to the scottish public and put her back in her place!
She’s a murderer! And that’s Scotland with a big’S’ – show some f***ing repsect!
Call the police!
But they’re busy right now, as Det Insp Glyn Roberts, of ‘Police Scotland’ explains [and isn’t Police Scotland such a marketing-inspired name, like Olympics Team GB or Team America, in which wooden-topped puppets set about controlling the planet]:
“We have received a number of complaints regarding remarks made on Twitter. Inquiries are ongoing into the nature of these tweets and to establish any potential criminality.”
Call the Star Chamber! Have the pillory made ready! You can murder by tweeting. Very soon Chicago, Baghdad and Tottenham will be plagued by drive-by tweetings.
A message posted on Police Scotland’s Twitter feed on Tuesday adds:
“Please be aware that we will continue to monitor comments on social media and any offensive comments will be investigated.”
Is that a threat?