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JoshuaD
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A man who posted racist messages on a website in memory of murdered black teenager Anthony Walker was jailed for more than three years today.
[Confused] [Eek!] [DOH] [Crying] [Mad]
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"Hitler started with an idea, slavery started with an idea, so it is good that this was stopped in time."
That's really my favorite part.
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Not in America, right?

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He was sentenced at Liverpool crown court to two years and eight months' in jail for the race hate crime and six months consecutively for the child pornography offences.
Not that I condone what he did but 2 years and 8 months in jail for posting 6 offensive emails seems excessive. And then he only got 6 months for making indecent photographs of children? To me that seems odd. Of course, maybe I'd totally agree if I knew all the details but on the face of it, it seems really odd.

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Not in America, right?
I think Liverpool is in England. The Guardian is a UK paper.
He also impersonated the guy online but I'm not sure if that played a part in the verdict or not. Weird messed up guy.

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Oh, this didn't happen in America.

*wipes brow*

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I know where Liverpool is. I love the Beatles. I meant this has never happened in the US.

And I agree the child porn thing should have caused the book to be thrown at him and the other though hateful should have gotten him a warning and probation.

This is the problem with hate laws and free speech. Unless there is something I don't understand about how the Internet affects our rights to free speech?

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I'm not really impressed with his racist postings, but isn't that legal?

He should have had his little penis cut off and fed to him for the child porn thing.

That's legal in the Uk, right? Damn Europeans.

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I hear it's a delicacy in Germany.

[ October 07, 2006, 10:13 PM: Message edited by: pickled shuttlecock ]

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