British Police Threaten to Prosecute Facebook Users Under Malicious Communications Act for Mocking Them

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

20 Comments on British Police Threaten to Prosecute Facebook Users Under Malicious Communications Act for Mocking Them

  1. I think the UK cozzers feel inferior because they’re not allowed to carry guns. So they’re taking out their frustrations on internet trolls. What a bunch of Barney Fifes! Oh wait, my bad, Barney had a gun and a bullet.

    18
  2. This would be a good time for Argentina to take the Falklands. The country where Great Britain used to be couldn’t do a damn thing about it.

    24
  3. Lewis Carroll was very prescient in writing Alice In Wonderland. This makes as much sense as that book did which was strictly satire. And their (the British cops) soundtrack could be Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles. How Tweedledum and Tweedledee of them!

    10
  4. “…being insulting, abusive or offensive can and will result in a prosecution under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.”

    Which is more malicious: mockery, marijuana, muslims hostile to england actively trying to destroy that society

    Tough question, I know.

    14
  5. Sarcasm appears to be saying one thing, but can mean exactly the opposite.
    Detective Inspector Closeau used some sarcasm.

    5
  6. That’s the difference between being a citizen and being a subject.
    I prefer having the first amendment to not having it.

    9
  7. Where do I sign up?
    Other than banning me from FB (and I can always set up another phony account), what are the big bad Barney Fife’s going to do to me? I’m skeered now.

    6

Comments are closed.