Met officers guilty of sharing offensive messages with Wayne Couzens – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in internet, London, malicious communications, news, police, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘A serving police officer and an ex-colleague have been warned there is a real possibility they will go to jail after being found guilty of sending grossly offensive misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group that included Sarah Everard’s killer.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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Ex-police officer jailed for 20 weeks over racist WhatsApp messages – The Guardian

‘A former police constable has been jailed for 20 weeks after sending a string of racist WhatsApp memes, including images that mocked the death of George Floyd.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2022

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Donald Wood jailed for sending threatening letters to MPs – BBC News

‘A man who sent threatening letters to three Labour MPs before fleeing to Morocco has been jailed for 21 months.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2022

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Jealous mother who ran over love rival made pregnant by the father of her child is jailed – The Independent

‘A jealous mother has been jailed for three years for running over a love rival who had been made pregnant by the father of her child.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2022

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Government accepts Law Commission’s recommendations to reform the communications offences – Law Commission

‘The Government has accepted the Law Commission’s recommendations to reform the communications offences, made in the 2021 Modernising Communications Offences report. It intends to include the offences in the Online Safety Bill.’

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Law Commission, 7th February 2022

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Chelsea fan jailed for antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham supporters – The Independent

‘A Chelsea fan who posted antisemitic and racist tweets aimed at Tottenham fans has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Spurs supporters – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in hate crime, imprisonment, internet, Judaism, malicious communications, news, sentencing, sport by michael

“A Chelsea supporter who posted anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Tottenham fans, including photos of Auschwitz and a man doing a Nazi salute, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Man spared jail for threatening Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner after Sir David Amess murder – The Independent

‘A man has been spared jail after sending a threatening email telling deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner she should “watch her back” after he found her address online.’

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The Independent, 28th October 2021

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Can Online Safety Bill tackle social media abuse of MPs? – BBC News

‘Following an outpouring of sadness after the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, his colleagues from across the Commons have been raising concerns for their own safety.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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Foot fetish man avoids jail for 1,263 nuisance calls to NHS 111 – The Independent

‘A foot fetishist who made more than a thousand calls to the NHS’s 111 service to ask the call handlers about their feet has been convicted and fined.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2021

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Cheshire man sentenced for racist abuse of England players – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Cheshire man has been sentenced for posting racist abuse about England players on the night of the Euro finals in July.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th September 2021

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Priti Patel: Men jailed over racist Snapchat video that went viral – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for making a racist Snapchat video in which he targeted Home Secretary Priti Patel and used racial slurs.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2021

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Businessman jailed for a year over ‘vile’ threats to MPs who criticised Brexit – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2021 in brexit, imprisonment, malicious communications, news, parliament by tracey

‘A businessman who sent death threats to MPs in a series of emails warning them not to block Brexit has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2021

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Social media and the law: Could your next tweet get you in trouble? – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2021 in defamation, internet, malicious communications, news by sally

‘Some people use Twitter to live tweet Love Island. Others use it to complain that their Deliveroo order arrived cold.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2021

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A woman has been jailed after vandalising the grave of a young diabetic man with the words: “Ha Ha Ha Liam. Looks like diabetes won again.”

‘A woman has been jailed after vandalising the grave of a young diabetic man with the words: “Ha Ha Ha Liam. Looks like diabetes won again.” ‘

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The Independent, 13th May 2021

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Police won’t be prosecuted over WhatsApp remarks about black actor – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute three police officers for allegedly racist remarks about a black British actor.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2021

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Man who sent antisemitic tweets on holiday avoids UK prosecution – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2021 in bills, foreign jurisdictions, internet, Judaism, malicious communications, news, racism by sally

‘A trainee teacher has avoided a criminal record for sending antisemitic tweets to a Jewish journalist because he was on holiday abroad at the time, with the judge declaring that “the law prohibits me from punishing you”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2021

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Woman jailed after sending pig’s head to ex-boyfriend – The Independent

‘A woman who sent her ex-boyfriend a pig’s head during a prolonged stalking campaign has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2021

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Man sentenced for sending malicious email after Bristol statue toppled – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 72-year-old man from Merseyside has been sentenced for sending abusive messages to the Mayor of Bristol after protestors removed the statue of Edward Colston in the city in June last year.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th January 2021

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Corbyn supporter spared jail after telling Margaret Hodge to die in string of antisemitic abuse – The Independent

‘A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn who targeted Labour MPs with “vulgar, obscene and threatening” abuse has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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