Breitbart: Britain’s police have stumbled into another public relations disaster after threatening to track down and prosecute Facebook users for ridiculing them.
West Yorkshire Police were derided by social media users after sharing a picture of a drugs bust on their Wakefield Rural page. The haul involved a comically small quantity of cannabis, MailOnline reports.
“Wow that’s put a dent in the war on drugs lol” commented one user sarcastically.
“Hope you manage to nail Pablo Escobar this afternoon” added another.
The police force did not see the funny side of the criticism, however, issuing a statement advising that it had banned a number of people from its Facebook page and would track down and pursue prosecutions against anyone being “insulting, abusive, or offensive”.
“Unfortunately we have had to ban a number of people from using this page today,” the statement began.
“I would like to remind everyone that this is a Police page and whatever your thoughts on one of my officers seizing drugs in the community, being insulting, abusive or offensive can and will result in a prosecution under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.” more here