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Old 03-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Student jailed for racial tweets about Muamba

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SWANSEA, Wales (AP)—The student who mocked Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after the player collapsed on the field during a match has been jailed for inciting racial hatred.

Liam Stacey, a 21-year-old student at Swansea University, admitted to the charge last week and was jailed Tuesday for 56 days.

Chief prosecutor Jim Brisbane says “we hope this case will serve as a warning to anyone who may think that comments made online are somehow beyond the law.”

Muamba’s heart stopped beating on its own for 78 minutes after he collapsed during an FA Cup quarterfinal match against Tottenham on March 17. He remains hospitalized in intensive care.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a wacky, wacky world where a kid goes to jail for a tweet at the same time this idiot is raking in donations.

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LOL saw the tweets but didn't know he was from my (pretty shitty) city. He was just some moron kid trying to be cool with 'shock factor' jokes. He's basically in jail for showing off.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How bad were the tweets?

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Very. Without any of the wit a Stand up comedian would be proud of though. Just vile racist tweets, attempting to be funny and showing off basically. The little boy cried and shook as being taken to jail apparently.

I'm all for free speech, but I'm also all for stupid arrogant twats getting what's coming to them, so yay.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This was extremely poor judgement on the kids part...
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I'm not sure I can agree with this kind of speech being illegal since its not dangerous or going to cause direct harm. That being said I'm glad the fella got some sort of justice. Used to we'd go find the guy and "talk" about our issues and concerns until it was sorted.
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Love it, hate these idiots who sit behind a keyboard and think they can get away with saying whatever.
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Words should never get anyone in prison. That's just plain wrong. If they want to make stupidity illegal then we'll need a giant prison.
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This is ridiculous. What's next, people being jailed for not agreeing with the majority?
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