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Despite the UK government’s proposals to stop it, British citizens are still being arrested over alleged speech offences.

Police officers from the United Kingdom’s Surrey Police force arrested journalist, writer and media commentator Caroline Farrow on 3 October after she was reported for allegedly posting a “grossly offensive message.” “Nobody was threatened and no violence was incited. Insulting people online is not a criminal offence,” tweeted Farrow.

The officers seized Farrow’s electronic devices, questioned her at Guildford Police Station, and released her under investigation.

In July, UK’s thought police arrested two men because an online meme “caused anxiety” and harassed a Youtuber for being “untoward about paedophiles,” read more HERE.

In mid-September, Alex Belfield was sentenced to 5 years and six months for “online stalking.”

David Kurten: Harsh, Alex Belfield jailed for 5 years 6 months, 17 September 2022 (7 mins)

Although the circumstances were different, in another display of an attack on free speech Voice of Wales hosts were in court in August after being arrested while reporting on a protest. The trial was due to last for three days but on the first day the two hosts, Stan and Dan, were found not guilty.  Additionally, CCTV footage proved the police officers involved had lied and committed perjury.


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Police officers from the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Surrey Police force arrested journalist Caroline Farrow after she was reported for allegedly posting a “grossly offensive message.” The officers seized Farrow’s electronic devices, questioned her at Guildford Police Station, and released her under investigation.

Farrow has denied posting the messages, said that she was falsely accused of posting messages writeen by other people, and described the police’s actions as “absurd.”

“I haven’t sent any threatening or indecent messages,” Farrow tweeted. “I was shown posts from KiwiFarms written by other people. I suspect these are the grossly indecent and threatening messages.”

In a statement, Surrey Police said: “When we receive an allegation of a crime, in this instance one where a grossly offensive message is said to have been communicated, it is our job to assess it alongside any available evidence to identify if an offence has been committed. If it has, we gather further evidence and carry out an investigation to prove or disprove the allegation. That is exactly the process that is being followed in this case.”

According to Farrow, two police officers showed up at her home while she was preparing dinner and told her that they’d come to arrest her for “malicious comms.” Farrow said she asked the officers whether they had a warrant but they told her they don’t need one and one officer barged his way into her home.

Farrow claimed that all of her devices were seized by the police, including a Chromebook that she was using for work and an iPad that her 10-year-old daughter with autism uses for home schooling and to store her Harry Potter audiobooks.

Farrow added that because her devices were charging in the parish offices where her husband works, which is a separate building from her house, the police also obtained permission to enter church premises.

“My husband didn’t want his parish office and workspace invaded by plod investigating whether his wife used insulting words on the internet,” Farrow tweeted. “He couldn’t actually believe what was unfolding.”

Farrow claimed that she was frisked, arrested, and then held in cells for a few hours.

Farrow said the police sergeant told her that emailing people “malicious messages” was a crime and the police officers then clarified that she hadn’t emailed anyone but had “allegedly written some insulting messages on the internet.”

According to Farrow, the police officers then showed her a series of posts which included a photoshopped photo of the Queen and her corgis, a cartoon, and a post from the online forum Kiwi Farms which contained screenshots from the online forum Mumsnet. Farrow said the police asked if she’d seen the photoshopped photo before, asked her to explain what was going on in the cartoon, and accused her of operating several Kiwi Farms accounts.

“I mean literally posts were printed from Kiwi Farms and given to the police as evidence and the police have taken the complainants’ word for it in the utter absence of evidence,” Farrow tweeted. “It’s unreal.”

Farrow suggested that she was accused of posting to Kiwi Farms at 11 am on Sunday, 19 June 2022 and said she had an alibi.

“On Sunday 19th June 2022 I was playing the church organ for the 11 am Mass at Holy Angels…A brief check on YouTube would provide an alibi,” Farrow tweeted. “Anyone who has played organ for Mass will understand that you cannot be playing on your phone & posting on the internet.”

Farrow also claimed that police officers admitted they had no evidence of her posting the alleged insulting messages.

“I asked to see evidence of lots of allegations,” Farrow tweeted. “The police said ‘we don’t have any yet, that’s why we’re talking to you, to get your side.’ It’s really worrying they can do this. I happily gave them all the passwords for all my devices.”

Farrow added: “It’s scary that the police can take someone’s word for something and just come and arrest you. All they could say is ‘we’ve had an allegation which needs to be investigated.’”

Farrow said her family is “appalled, horrified and angry.”

(Related: The extent of (or lack of) free speech in the UK)

Farrow was previously investigated by police after she was accused of “misgendering” someone on Twitter.

While Farrow maintains her innocence of the accusations, the event is the latest story about British police trying to arrest people over “offensive” speech.

Surrey Police previously visited the home of a parish councillor to warn him that he could be arrested for posting an image that said “trans rights are very, very boring” on Facebook. Police in other parts of the country have also sent five officers to arrest a man for posting a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) flag swastika on social media and visited the home of a women’s rights campaigner for “being untoward about paedophiles” in a YouTube video.

The new Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis has spoken out in support of people’s right to offend others and said that it will soon be protected by new laws.

The Justice Secretary said he would be bringing forward new laws to protect free speech and the right to offend.

“I fundamentally agree in people’s right to offend,” Mr Lewis told a Policy Exchange meeting at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week.

“We need to ensure that we have a system of human rights that doesn’t create or give cover for cancel culture. I feel that today there’s a certain difference to what happened in the past because even our tolerance has changed. We are less tolerant of others and that is evolution and that happens to debate.

“If you restrict people’s ability to debate and you have a punitive culture then things don’t move on and they become trapped in one person’s worldview, which I think is very, very dangerous.”

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1 month ago

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[…] Ofițerii de poliție din cadrul forței de poliție Surrey din Regatul Unit au arestat un jurnalist…Caroline Farrow pe 3 octombrie, după ce a fost raportată pentru că ar fi postat un „mesaj extrem de ofensator”. „Nimeni nu a fost amenințat și nicio violență nu a fost inițiată. Insultarea oamenilor online nu este o infracțiune.” a postat pe Twitter Farrow. […]

John
John
1 month ago

When are these thugs dressed as police officers going to be held to account by the courts?

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  John
1 month ago

When we decide enough is enough. The problem being, in the question – is that what the globalist parasites want ?… out of chaos comes order etc !. For me, I am getting to the stage where I no longer care.. but – whatever. Watch this and read the subtitles… sorry, please (and generally, I hate the French) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQ-SC9bmp4.

Please stay watching until AT LEAST the second verse.

Tommy
Tommy
1 month ago

These decisions to persecute those who believe there are only two genders must be coming from the top, and I mean government. Perhaps with a little WEF influence

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Tommy
1 month ago

OFF TRACK – Ignoring the sexualisation of our kids, the deliberate FORCED breakdown of the family, the destruction of Christianity etc – they are after us individually now .. the big thing in the overall agenda of eliminating Christianity and morality (the most important being the latter) … is that we can be easier controlled … or eliminated and nobody would care.

Think about the fact that they gave millions the clot shot (whilst we have seen video’s of the same scum promoting depopulation) …

ON TRACKANYWAY THERE ARE 2 x sexes – end of; and you can stuff this gender stuff (do I get arrested now ?).

However my comment “Off track” now becomes valid … in fact “VERY VALID” if that is good grammar.

Common Core, greater good, big society – unfortunately we are not in it.

Islander
Islander
Reply to  Bob - Enough
1 month ago

I agree with everything you say here apart from “the most important being the latter”, obviously!
Nevertheless, a thumbs UP!
BTW viruses don’t exist!

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Islander
1 month ago

Fight (verbal) time.

  1. I may be a Christian, you may be a Christian; but after decades of brainwashing and propaganda, I now doubt that the majority of people really are – or even understand the basics. So what is the number one teaching of Christianity ?… tick tock I say patronisingly because it is Friday and I am in a Dutch cafe having a few !!. Morality – look at the 10 commandments for instance.
  2. Thanks for thumbs up.
  3. You are telling me viruses do not exist ?. LMAO; maybe I need to take that word “verbal” out of my original sentence.
  4. The above is MY VIEW ONLY and I am usually wrong, so no offence intended.
Islander
Islander
Reply to  Bob - Enough
1 month ago

No offence taken! You can’t offend a fencepost!!!

The “number one teaching of Christianity?”

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 22:37-39 KJV.

Loving your neighbour as yourself is fully brought out by:

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 7:12KJV.

I am sure you would agree that if you and whomever your neighbour(s) is, lived by the second great commandment you would get on well?

The Bible says in no uncertain terms that there would be true and false Christians (Matthew 13-the parable of the wheat and the tares). Also, the Lord said:

And why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?

Luke 6:46KJV.

There many who would Own Him as Saviour, but not Lord.

In fact, the two great commandments are the Ten Commandments paraphrased-the first four are between God and man, the second six between man and his fellow man.

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Islander
1 month ago

Ah OK, you win; but that was not my point and you know it (semantics), but not arguing.

Trying to find a link to an article, which I thought was pretty good and from a strange source ( for me anyway) – not sure if one of these is the one (headache), but they look OK:

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/06/metaphysics-of-the-new-world-order-contempt-for-morality-and-practical-reason/

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/09/28/psychoanalysis-the-illuminati-and-sexual-liberation-are-concentric-circles-part-i/

Next time I win – end of.

Jayna Dinnyes
Jayna Dinnyes
Reply to  Bob - Enough
1 month ago

Sadly, It’s The Christian Vatican that is behind the evil.Christianity (Third Century A.D.) like Islam (Sixth Century A.D.), Fascism (Twentieth Century), Communism (Twentieth Century), and others was developed by it.
I post publicly and freely on MeWe.
ETERNAL LIFE BLESSINGS FOR YAHWEH’S SAINTS!

A Picture of The Vatican
Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Jayna Dinnyes
1 month ago

From some research, a few of us found out that ALL so called mainstream religions had been infiltrated by the likes of the cults -Illuminati . masons etc, many many moons ago.

Probably a bad example, but you can find better yourself = https://ascensionglossary.com/index.php/Washington_DC,_London_and_Vatican_City

https://tabublog.com/2014/01/18/revisionist-history-7-owners-of-empire-the-vatican-the-crown-and-the-district-of-columbia/

Also have a look at = https://www.winterwatch.net/2020/12/conspiracy-theory-becomes-fact-as-rothschild-parasite-guild-teams-up-with-the-anti-pope-for-added-skulduggery/

same as church of England that has 18 billion to play with …. and on and on it goes.

Islander
Islander
Reply to  Jayna Dinnyes
1 month ago

I would rather you didn’t keep on calling it the “Christian Vatican”. There is nothing Christian about it! Call it the antichristian Vatican!

Jayna Dinnyes
Jayna Dinnyes
Reply to  Tommy
1 month ago

The Bible in Genesis states that there are only two: male and female.

Bob - Enough
Bob - Enough
Reply to  Jayna Dinnyes
1 month ago

So did I. Ruddy hell, maybe I am the resurrection ?, call me Dog as I have dyslexia (plus better not push my luck further).

Terry Morris
Terry Morris
1 month ago

Simple: DO NOT talk to the police…by doing so you are giving them evidence against you….DO NOT open your door if they do not have a warrant.

Jayna Dinnyes
Jayna Dinnyes
1 month ago

Well, what do you expect from a government totally ruled
by a monarchy robbing its people blind? Think about it. . .

Augustus
Augustus
1 month ago

This is where “hate speech is not free speech “ has taken us. We now have restrictions on speech and thoughts. Government decides what is hate speech. They base this on who the perp is and what protected special interest that they offended. The NEW rule of law is based on feelings, which can change depending how social media changes. These totalitarian governments can still persuade the simple minded dolts they still live in a free society. Amazing clown world we live in.

Rabbi Seamus
Rabbi Seamus
1 month ago

Its radical jurisprudence from Louis Brandeis, weaponised by the Frankfurt School.

uftonwood
uftonwood
1 month ago

Give it a few more years and she won’t be arrested, she’ll be ‘disappeared’, along with anyone and everyone else who descents from the official narrative.