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(BBC)   Man pleads guilty to joking about missing white girl. Unclear whether he will serve more or less time than the man who killed her   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 141
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2012-10-08 10:20:01 AM
I can't tell if it's Saudi Arabia or England anymore.
 
2012-10-08 10:47:50 AM
Does anybody who lives in a country that actually has freedom of speech have a copy of the joke? If it offended that many people, it's got to be funny right?
 
2012-10-08 10:58:00 AM

serial_crusher: Does anybody who lives in a country that actually has freedom of speech have a copy of the joke? If it offended that many people, it's got to be funny right?


It's the Weeners here

As far as I understand it, it's not so much that he posted the joke (which isn't even particularly good), but that he posted it on the support page people had set up for the family.

If he'd said it within earshot of any of her family, or anyone who knew them, he'd probably be waking up in the hospital.
 
2012-10-08 10:58:41 AM
Hmm. Unintentionally appropriate filter win.
 
2012-10-08 10:59:33 AM
Dunno. Supposedly he got the idea from Sickipedia, but this is all I can find there:

"So April Jones has just covered a song by Proud Mary and Creedence Clearwater Revival-Rolling On A River"

Seriously, if that' the criminally prosecutable offense, not only is your law stupid, but you people are stupid.

OOh, found a bunch:

"I woke up this morning in the back of a transit van with two beautiful little girls, I found April in a hopeless place."

"Who in their right mind would abduct a ginger kid?"

Others stated "I love April Jones" and "Could have just started the greatest Facebook argument ever. April Fools, Who Wants Maddie?"


Seriously though: who would abduct a ginger kid? They aren't any use until they are of age.
 
2012-10-08 11:03:24 AM
Wow, yeah I wouldn't have had a lot of sympathy for the guy if he had turned up in a hospital.
 
2012-10-08 11:30:38 AM
"He fully accepts he was the author of his own misfortune."

Now this is a joke that deserves severe punishment..
 
2012-10-08 12:57:27 PM
Say what you want about America, but at least we have pretty damn good freedom of speech here. Despite a lot of peoples' efforts, you cannot be arrested for offending people here, thankfully.
 
2012-10-08 12:58:26 PM
Wow. So being a douchebag is illegal in Britain?
 
2012-10-08 12:58:40 PM
www.polyvore.com
 
2012-10-08 12:58:42 PM
It's the illusion that the internet supplies anonymity. That's true in some messageboards, but not using your own poxy facebook account
 
2012-10-08 01:01:44 PM
As far as I can tell, he didn't post it on the support page. He posted it to his own page on facebook, and somebody else (as yet unidentified) posted a screen shot the the support page.
 
2012-10-08 01:01:54 PM
In other news, Frankie Boyle seen headed towards the airport wearing a trench coat, fedora and novelty nose and mustache disguise.
 
2012-10-08 01:03:22 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: serial_crusher: Does anybody who lives in a country that actually has freedom of speech have a copy of the joke? If it offended that many people, it's got to be funny right?

It's the Weeners here

As far as I understand it, it's not so much that he posted the joke (which isn't even particularly good), but that he posted it on the support page people had set up for the family.

If he'd said it within earshot of any of her family, or anyone who knew them, he'd probably be waking up in the hospital.


But on the plus side, his doctor's visit would be free.
 
2012-10-08 01:03:50 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: serial_crusher: Does anybody who lives in a country that actually has freedom of speech have a copy of the joke? If it offended that many people, it's got to be funny right?

It's the Weeners here

As far as I understand it, it's not so much that he posted the joke (which isn't even particularly good), but that he posted it on the support page people had set up for the family.

If he'd said it within earshot of any of her family, or anyone who knew them, he'd probably be waking up in the hospital.


It's assholey of him, sure, but I've seen worse on Fark. And laughed at worse. And posted worse.

/ticket please
 
2012-10-08 01:05:55 PM
If making fun of missing white girls were illegal Fark would be shut down.
 
2012-10-08 01:06:33 PM

logistic: I can't tell if it's Saudi Arabia or England anymore.


Saudi Arabia is hot.
 
2012-10-08 01:07:35 PM
Try to remember not to think if you're ever in the UK. They are listening and they will find you...
 
2012-10-08 01:08:04 PM

namegoeshere: Wow. So being a douchebag is illegal in Britain?


LOL!
 
2012-10-08 01:08:09 PM
It's funny when an internet troll gets biatchslapped right back.
 
2012-10-08 01:08:19 PM

cgraves67: If making fun of missing white girls were illegal Fark would be shut down.

 
2012-10-08 01:08:33 PM
My dog has no nose.
 
2012-10-08 01:09:03 PM
I'm from the UK (though moved) and can't believe how much it's become a indignant mob society.
 
2012-10-08 01:10:25 PM
In other news, Fark posts have mysteriously dropped by 30%.
 
2012-10-08 01:11:00 PM

reillan: It's assholey of him, sure, but I've seen worse on Fark. And laughed at worse. And posted worse.


I would have to disagree that you have posted worse.

This guy's electronic communication was so grossly offensive that it incited a mob of fifty to try to lynch him. He was arrested for his own safety.

You and the other Farkers are amateurs compared with this guy.
 
2012-10-08 01:12:06 PM
I'm not familiar with April's case, but the McCanns are scary people. They no likey anyone questioning their version of things. I can see them behind prosecuting this guy.

This post is the opinion of the Farker known as namegoeshere. It is not to be taken as fact. It is for entertainment purposes only. So fark off, McCanns' legal team.
 
2012-10-08 01:12:37 PM
So is Fark looking to recruit the judge and prosecutor as modmins?
 
2012-10-08 01:12:45 PM
Just another fact of life in Formerly Great Britain.
 
2012-10-08 01:12:47 PM
The most alarming part of the article is not that he was arrested, or prosecuted, or sent to jail. The most alarming part is this:

"Chorley magistrates heard members of the public were so upset about his posts they reported them to the police."


Cripes. "Help us, police! Spare us from being offended!"
 
2012-10-08 01:13:38 PM

Heinrich von Eckardt: reillan: It's assholey of him, sure, but I've seen worse on Fark. And laughed at worse. And posted worse.

I would have to disagree that you have posted worse.

This guy's electronic communication was so grossly offensive that it incited a mob of fifty to try to lynch him. He was arrested for his own safety.

You and the other Farkers are amateurs compared with this guy.


What did he post?
 
2012-10-08 01:15:41 PM

Heinrich von Eckardt: reillan: It's assholey of him, sure, but I've seen worse on Fark. And laughed at worse. And posted worse.

I would have to disagree that you have posted worse.

This guy's electronic communication was so grossly offensive that it incited a mob of fifty to try to lynch him. He was arrested for his own safety.

You and the other Farkers are amateurs compared with this guy.


I can incite riots in the middle east by insisting that the holocaust was not a jewish lie.

It really depends on the audience in most cases.
 
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2012-10-08 01:18:47 PM
ElLoco : It's funny when an internet troll gets biatchslapped right back.

Yep. Funny indeed. Not much more satisfying than seeing a good comeback put a troll in his place.

Not quite so funny, however, when a 19YO gets sent to prison for three months for a bad joke. Personally, I'd call that the only crime here (well, other than, y'know, whoever abducted the kid).

Sense of proportion, folks. Get one.
 
2012-10-08 01:19:05 PM
People on Fark say things that offend me every day. If they're in the UK can I have them thrown in jail?
 
2012-10-08 01:22:13 PM

jjorsett: People on Fark say things that offend me every day. If they're in the UK can I have them thrown in jail?


Start with the politics tab
 
2012-10-08 01:22:27 PM

Ken at Popehat: The most alarming part of the article is not that he was arrested, or prosecuted, or sent to jail. The most alarming part is this:

"Chorley magistrates heard members of the public were so upset about his posts they reported them to the police."


Cripes. "Help us, police! Spare us from being offended!"


This was the part that really bothered me:

"The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive."

So... British law is based on mob rule now.
 
2012-10-08 01:23:23 PM
Imagine what would have happened if he had insulted the Prophet( PBUH)!
 
2012-10-08 01:30:40 PM
here I was browsin through the latest issue of throb,
When I saw bambi starin at me from the back of a milk carton.
Well, my heart just dropped.
So, I decided to do what any good christian would.
You can not imagine how difficult it is to hold a half gallon of moo juice
And polish the one-eyed gopher when your doin seventy-five
In an eighteen-wheeler.
I never thought missing children could be so sexy.
Did I say that out loud?
 
2012-10-08 01:31:09 PM
UK to declare war on *insert country here* for dead baby jokes
 
2012-10-08 01:33:14 PM
img.thesun.co.uk
Hi, My name is April Jones. I am 5 years old. I am missing.
 
2012-10-08 01:34:40 PM
As a Brit, I consider this as not only against freedom of speech but also vindictive punishment.

The law they used is never normally prosecuted. Calling Tony Blair or David Cameron a coont also falls under this law. Technically speaking its illegal to cuss on the phone or send photos of your penis to your girlfriend.

That's what is most objectionable about this case and makes an ass of the law. The law should be applied equally. The UK instead has huge numbers of laws that are only prosecuted when the authorities feel like it, which is actually like a feudal state.
 
2012-10-08 01:34:56 PM
I was going to make a joke about his post combining 'coming' and the rather clique term 'too soon.' But I don't want to be jailed.
 
2012-10-08 01:38:50 PM

Perducci: My dog has no nose.


I had some wine last night that had a very nice nose...perhaps we could get them together...
 
2012-10-08 01:39:53 PM

GungFu: [img.thesun.co.uk image 620x770]
Hi, My name is April Jones. I am 5 years old. I am missing.


Too old
 
2012-10-08 01:40:13 PM

GungFu: [img.thesun.co.uk image 620x770]
Hi, My name is April Jones. I am 5 years old. I am missing.


Just look at the way that little tart was dressed. And flirt-smiling like that? What did she expect, the whore.
 
2012-10-08 01:40:58 PM

farkeruk: The UK instead has huge numbers of laws that are only prosecuted when the authorities feel like it, which is actually like a feudal state.


That's the key to any authoritarian society. Make everyone a criminal, so that there's no question of if you can prosecute them, only if you will...subject to their behaving in accordance with the required patterns. Almost as popular in the U.S.
 
2012-10-08 01:42:40 PM

Treygreen13: [www.polyvore.com image 300x300]


I get it. Caterpillars are juveniles, and the article concerns someone having sex with a juvenile.

Where the cartoon fails, is its depiction of the juvenile being the sexual aggressor.

-1 Internets 4 u.
 
2012-10-08 01:43:56 PM
Wow so England will put the "max" for some social post that harmed nobody, but let a child molester free from jail because he's "afraid of jail"? UK has become a seriously farked up country.
 
2012-10-08 01:44:02 PM

namegoeshere: Heinrich von Eckardt: reillan: It's assholey of him, sure, but I've seen worse on Fark. And laughed at worse. And posted worse.

I would have to disagree that you have posted worse.

This guy's electronic communication was so grossly offensive that it incited a mob of fifty to try to lynch him. He was arrested for his own safety.

You and the other Farkers are amateurs compared with this guy.

What did he post?


He said, "What's the difference between [the guy who raped and murdered the kid] and Santa Claus?

[the rapist] comes in April!"

Fark the Brits, I was making 9/11 jokes before lunchtime. Being an asshole is not a crime, I don't care what they think they're doing over there.

They probably threatened him with tens of thousands of dollars worth of legal costs vs. some community service. Lose years of your life fighting the charges or serve at a community centre for 100 hours? Take the hours and hope for superpowers.
 
2012-10-08 01:44:38 PM
Reminds me of this other thread.

First everyone gets all bent out of shape about hurting each others' feelings, then the speech codes come, and finally you get some guy thrown in jail for posting a (gross/cruel/funny) joke.

Is this your Utopia?

If it is, you've definitely traded freedom for security! Even worse, you've made a hell in which all opinion will soon converge on groupthink with all the depth of a Hallmark card.
 
2012-10-08 01:45:04 PM

Heinrich von Eckardt: reillan: It's assholey of him, sure, but I've seen worse on Fark. And laughed at worse. And posted worse.

I would have to disagree that you have posted worse.

This guy's electronic communication was so grossly offensive that it incited a mob of fifty to try to lynch him. He was arrested for his own safety.

You and the other Farkers are amateurs compared with this guy.


He didn't incite them, the newspapers that picked up on the story incited them. Such is the British way. They sit at home braiding rope and sharpening pitchforks waiting for the paper to be delivered so they can find out who to go and lynch.
 
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