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UK: Police apologize after chilling anti-free-speech message

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Feb 22, 5:35pm 81 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


A police department in the UK has apologized following backlash over the chilling slogan it posted to social media – “Being offensive is an offence.”

The Merseyside Police Department put the controversial slogan on a mobile billboard and also posted it on Twitter. The ad, which also featured the rainbow flag, caused backlash on social media. Many viewed the slogan as an attack on the freedom of expression.

“Is it really? It’s usually unnecessary to be offensive, and it might be considered unpleasant, but I wasn’t aware that it’s actually against the law,” a Twitter user wrote.

“Still, on the plus side, the crisis in Police numbers must be over if they have time for this,” they concluded, spiting the police for focusing on hate speech instead of real crime.

“Utterly chilling. In a free society the right to be offensive is fundamental. This isn’t North Korea!” another Twitter user said.
Today, the Merseyside Police Superintendent apologized for the wrong wording in the slogan.

“We would like to clarify that ”being offensive” is not in itself an offence,” Superintendent Martin Earl said in a statement.

“A message on an ad van and social media this weekend by the Local Policing Team on the Wirral to encourage people to report hate crime although well-intentioned was incorrect and we apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

“Hate crime is an offence and will not be tolerated. Hate crime can come in various guises that can include assault, criminal damage, verbal and written online abuse.

“Our Hate Crime Coordinators draw on a wealth of experience and expertise to provide effective and above all sensitive and appropriate support for victims.”

1   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Feb 22, 6:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Apologies aren't enough to atone for the atrocities these traitorous worms are committing.

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2   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2021 Feb 22, 6:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Feb 22, 7:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Karloff says
Apologies aren't enough to atone for the atrocities these traitorous worms are committing.

Their atrocities accomplish the goal though.

They stop us from talking about China, illegals, and how the elite profit mightily from both.

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