"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Pinch Me

Be careful if you live in England and you're thinking of watching or sharing a video on Facebook of an American burning a koran.  Two men have been arrested on  suspicion of inciting racial hatred because they did just that.
... Northumbria Police in Gateshead last week arrested two men after they watched and shared a video on Facebook of a man burning the Koran in the US during the recent 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero in New York.

The men were drinking in the Bugle pub, Leam Lane, Gateshead, when they were arrested after watching and sharing the videos.

Around 30 people staged a protest outside Gateshead police station on Wednesday evening, the 15th of September, following the arrests.
The men have been bailed 'pending further enquiries'.   What's the betting there'll be no charges against the men but one of unlawful arrest against the police?  It's time these crazy laws were challenged in the courts.

UPDATE: The only source of this story is still Civil Liberty itself. If, like me, you blinked and rubbed your eyes but the headline was still there, hold your horses.  I'll update when I have more.

UPDATE 2:  23 Sept.  The story is finally in the msm 6 arrested, released on bail, not charged.  I must be losing touch - how can you be released on bail if you're not charged with any offence?

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