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UK Troll Jailed

     
2:21 pm on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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According to this BBC article [bbc.co.uk], a man (in the loosest sense of the word) was jailed for 18 weeks for 4 cases of trolling where the subject of his twisted posts were teenagers who had recently died.

I know how harmful this is due to losing my closest friend to suicide 5 years ago and hearing unsubstantiated garbage about him, his family were having a hard enough time as it was.

Got what he deserved, I hope the people in the jail he is sent to get to know what he has done.
2:56 pm on Sept 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The penalty isn't harsh enough, imho. Not prison time, but should be some sort of social work with the disadvantaged, for example. It'd also be worth an assessment of the mental status of the individual as, surely, it's not normal for someone of that age to act in such a way.
3:15 pm on Sept 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm not condoning his actions, but the fact that the defendant had Asperger's syndrome probably had a lot to do with his socially inept behavior.

And as awful as his speech may have been, it would have been protected here in the states.
12:09 pm on Sept 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I saw this in a the telegraph today the judge called him a 'very sad and lonely man with a pointless life'
6:39 pm on Sept 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What law was broken?
1:06 pm on Sept 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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He previously pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates' Court to sending indecent or offensive communications.