Jail for Muamba Twitter abuse – was 56 days imprisonment justified? – Legal Week

Posted April 11th, 2012 in internet, media, news, racism, sentencing by sally

“Liam Stacey – a 21-year-old student – was recently sentenced by a District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) to 56 days imprisonment for his tweets in relation to Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba (pictured). The Guardian reported that Stacey entered a guilty plea to a charge of racially aggravated disorderly behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress contrary to Crime and Disorder Act 1998 s.31 (as read with Public Order Act 1986 s.4A)”

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Legal Week, 11th April 2012

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