This is a Toxic Misuse of Taxpayers’ Money.
London’s Metropolitan Police is planning to spunk £1.7 million setting up a new “Twitter squad” to combat trolling on social media. On top of this, the Home Office has put nearly £500,000 into setting up an Online Hate Crime Hub.
Gosh, what could possibly go wrong?
OK, I’ll tell you:
The police are good at lots of things: high-speed chases; bashing down doors; saying “You’re nicked, son.” But expecting a rozzer to have the intellectual wherewithal to differentiate between idle social media banter and serious crime is as futile as expecting Joey Essex to solve Fermat’s Last Theorem. We saw this in the ludicrous case of Paul Chambers, who shared the following Tweet with friends: "Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!" Actual members of the actual police – alright, so they were the famously corrupt and stupid South Yorkshire Police (Rotherham; Hillsborough; Cliff Richard), but they are, still, technically a police force – decided that this constituted a genuine threat worthy of prosecution. And, amazingly, the Crown Prosecution Service agreed.
Almost everything that is wrong with policing in Britain can be traced to the Crown Prosecution Service and the skewed values promulgated by its feminazi Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders. Whether it’s harassing scores of journalists or pursuing elderly celebrities for alleged “historic sex crimes” or bringing rape cases against young men on the flimsiest of evidence, the CPS appears to be engaged in some bizarre politically correct vendetta which has nothing to do with any rational definition of fairness or justice or responsible use of public money. Can we really trust these zealots to take a sensible view on internet trolling?
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