UK: Teenager Arrested for Tweeting a Joke About People Getting Run Over by a Trash Truck

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
December 26, 2014

The tragic scene
The tragic scene

So a trash truck went out of control and smashed up the town in Glasgow, and six people got killed.  It happened just a couple days before Christmas, and the media described Christmas shoppers has getting “knocked around like pinballs” by the truck. The scene described is very sad, but at the same time, somewhat ridiculous.

A teenager on Twitter posted a joke about it, and then Big Brother came and arrested him.

Huffington Post:

The tweet said: “So a bin lorry has apparently driven in 100 people in Glasgow eh, probably the most trash it’s picked up in one day”.

The arrested man, believed to be Ross Loraine, from Sunderland, handed himself in to Northumbria Police.

The force said he was arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication and had been bailed while they investigated.

Speaking before the arrest was announced, Steve Kuncewisz, a solicitor specialising in media law, said the tweet could constitute an offence under The Communications Act.

He added some of the responses to the tweet – including insults and threats – could also be an offence under the same act.

He said: “The wisdom of the crowd is not always present in situations like this. And the wisdom of the this one guy seems to have deserted him. But whether or this would justify an arrest of prosecution, I’m not so sure.”

The Jews push all forms of free speech being restricted, because it then makes the restrictions on speech against them seem slightly less ridiculous. If you can get arrested for a distasteful joke, then why not for calling a Jew a Jew?

Of course, it might be anti-social to make a mean joke about people getting run over by a truck.  Especially on a public forum where the people affected by the tragic event could potentially see it.  But when you start trying to police jokes, you are in the middle of a gigantic mess of total oppression.

Limits on speech are a very slippery slope, and I believe ultimately unsustainable. That is, the level of collective neurosis that a society develops when people can get arrested for accidentally saying just about anything is unsustainable, and will begin to break down rather quickly.