Monday, 20 October 2014

"Internet trolls face longer sentences"

From Revealed Tech:

Days after describing online abuse suffered by TV presenter Chloe Madeley as “crude and degrading”, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday that he was determined to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob” and would allow magistrates (who can currently impose jail terms of up six months on internet trolls) to pass serious cases up to crown courts, who in turn would be able to impose maximum sentences of two years.

7 comments:

Ian Hills said...

As a member of a vertically-challenged Scandinavian minority, I am disgusted at Chris Grayling's racist attitude.

Mark Wadsworth said...

IH, if you will insist on hiding under bridges and then bludgeoning passers by with a massive club for no particular reason, then a 2 year jail sentence is too lenient IMHO.

A K Haart said...

The punishment could be made to fit the crime. Trolls could be subjected to a torrent of abuse by an official Billy Goat Gruff.

Mike said...

Perhaps, like Oscar Pistorius, they could be punished by an extremely long sentencing.

Lola said...

Or they could be eaten fir supper?

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, or in really serious cases, by all three Billy Goats Gruff.

M, hehe, good point. If they give Pistorius time off for the days spent in the dock listen to that woman yap on, he'll be out in about six months.

L, that's a very short sentence. Six words is all you've got?

Lola said...

'I'm a troll,
Roll de roll,
And I will eat you for supper'.