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    Jailed for spreading hatred on the internet

    BBC NEWS | UK | England | North Yorkshire | Pair jailed for web race crimes
    Pair jailed for web race crimes




    Two men have been jailed after becoming the first in the UK to be convicted of inciting racial hatred online.

    Simon Sheppard, 51, of Selby in North Yorkshire, received four years and 10 months, and Stephen Whittle, 42, of Preston, two years and four months.

    The men printed leaflets and controlled websites featuring racist material.
    They fled to the US after being convicted of race-hate offences at a trial at Leeds Crown Court last year, but failed in an asylum bid.

    Sheppard, of Brook Street, Selby, was found guilty of 11 offences and Whittle, of Avenham Lane, Preston, was found guilty of five offences at a trial in July last year. Sheppard was convicted of a further five charges in January 2009. However, before the jury in the first trial could return verdicts, both men fled to Los Angeles International airport and attempted to claim political asylum.
    Their bid was thrown out by a US immigration judge.

    The men were charged with publishing and distributing racially inflammatory material, and possessing racially inflammatory material with a view to distribution.
    Leeds Crown Court was told Whittle wrote offensive articles that were then published on the internet by Sheppard.

    The published material included images of murdered Jews alongside cartoons and articles ridiculing ethnic groups.

    Judge Rodney Grant told the men their material was "abusive and insulting" and had the potential to cause "grave social harm". He added: "Such offences as these have, by their very nature, the potential to cause grave social harm, particularly in a society such as ours which has, for a number of years now, been multi-racial.

    'Groundbreaking case'
    "These are serious offences. I can say without any hesitation that I have rarely seen, or had to read or consider, material which is so abusive and insulting... towards racial groups within our own society."

    The investigation into Sheppard began when a complaint about a leaflet, called "Tales of the Holohoax", was reported to police in 2004 after it was pushed through the door of a synagogue in Blackpool.

    It was traced back to a post office box in Hull registered to Sheppard. Humberside Police later found a website featuring racially inflammatory material. The force's Adil Khan, head of diversity and community cohesion, said: "This case is groundbreaking.

    "It involved Humberside Police along with our colleagues from other forces. Inciting racial hatred is a crime and one which seems to occur too regularly. This kind of material will not be tolerated as this lengthy investigation shows."

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    They fled to the US?

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    Some people need shooting, slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    They fled to the US?
    Where they could expand their campaign?
    Cocks...

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    They got banged up because they are white. The fecking Judiciary won't send any "ethnic" down because idiotic laws the govenment has brought in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bob
    They got banged up because they are white.
    Black, white, green , yellow. pink with orange stripes...who cares, people who think like that are fucking low and should be fucked off the planet.

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    which one do you reckon is miggins

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    A lot of sheep here

    Free speech is the issue. Without it all you have is a Thai Visa world

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim1176
    A lot of sheep here
    In what respect? As in being someone that doesn't entertain the fact that people who devote a large majority of their time condeming other peoples skin colour should be allowed to function within a civilised community? nick em and fuck em off..

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    One of these days GB is gonna start spewing 'harmonious society' crap.

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    I don't support or condone what they did, but they have an absolute right to do it. This political correctness crap is getting frightening. Freedom also includes the right to like or hate anyone I want to. I really did not realize that England was this screwed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    They fled to the US?
    crazy ain't it? Much as these pom whinge abut the US every news item I see from the UK make me think not of a nanny state; But a fuckin prison.

    You fuckin people need to be regulated THAT much?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    I don't support or condone what they did, but they have an absolute right to do it. This political correctness crap is getting frightening.
    couldn't say it better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    In what respect? As in being someone that doesn't entertain the fact that people who devote a large majority of their time condeming other peoples skin colour should be allowed to function within a civilised community? nick em and fuck em off..
    Fucking moron...
    Quote Originally Posted by jim1176
    Free speech is the issue.
    Oh that's not a 'right in the UK is it? Maybe next week the gov't won't like your brand of politics. Fucking idiots that praise the silencing of those they disagreee with are just closet fucking fascists. Hate sites are absolute shit. Making them against the law? These same fuckin m,orons tyhat support this shit will then whinge abotu Thai interent censoring.
    Free speech. Means you can spout shit. Also means those yo udon;t agree with can do hte same.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bob View Post
    They got banged up because they are white. The fecking Judiciary won't send any "ethnic" down because idiotic laws the govenment has brought in.
    Radical Muslim cleric's freely preach their shite about burning whoever and starting a holy war, white people counter the move and get locked up, who's holding the whip ?

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    been back in UK for 6 weeks after 9 yrs away let me tell you that the UK is now a POLICE STATE you can't say anything against anyone or anything any thoughts you may have about race religion etc you have got to keep them to yourself booked my flight back to Asia today I will turn of the lights when i leave dear old Blighty It's F****D

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    Just took a look to see who was Home secretary after Jacqui smith was kicked out. Alan Johnson, the current Home secretary, is a marxist/athiest, who supported the party line, including the Iraq war. I hope he does a better job than Jacqui, who barred several americans from entering the U.K., but I think "big brother" is too deeply entrenched into U.K. life to be able to pull back from it now.

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    Convicted of racial hate crimes, eh? What did they do? A little Saturday night Paki-bash? Used to be great sport among my Geordie friends back in the day...

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    The late, great planet Britain. Simply insane. The death of free speech is nigh. What's next, draconian defamation and Lese Majeste laws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    They fled to the US?
    Of course. The US is full of racists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    They fled to the US?
    Of course. The US is full of racists.

    But they still elected a black man president

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    They fled to the US?
    Odd indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    They fled to the US?
    Considering their crime was mockery at Jews, Iran would have been a much better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budmak View Post
    been back in UK for 6 weeks after 9 yrs away let me tell you that the UK is now a POLICE STATE you can't say anything against anyone or anything any thoughts you may have about race religion etc you have got to keep them to yourself booked my flight back to Asia today I will turn of the lights when i leave dear old Blighty It's F****D

    Spare a thought for teh poor bastards that live here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Free speech. Means you can spout shit. Also means those yo udon;t agree with can do hte same.
    You are kidding! Free speech in the US of A? As long as it is right wing, facist, racist speech, you are fine. Let it be anything else and the CIA is tapping your phone and putting you on lists.

    Freedom of speech? Only as long as you speak hate.

    It is a joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Free speech. Means you can spout shit. Also means those yo udon;t agree with can do hte same.
    You are kidding! Free speech in the US of A? As long as it is right wing, facist, racist speech, you are fine. Let it be anything else and the CIA is tapping your phone and putting you on lists.

    Freedom of speech? Only as long as you speak hate.

    It is a joke!
    May I remind you the pair was convicted in UK for racism and USA denied them asylum ? Isn't that a bit strange for a country where As long as (your speech) is right wing, facist, racist , you are fine ?

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