If free speech no longer exists…

… I think we can do more than this (Telegraph):

Liam Stacey, a student who mocked footballer Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after he collapsed during a match, was jailed today for inciting racial hatred.

Last week he admitted inciting racial hatred when he appeared briefly at Swansea Magistrates’ Court and today he was jailed for 56 days at the same court.
The first of Stacey’s messages began with ”LOL (laugh out loud). **** Muamba. He’s dead!!!”

Moments earlier, District Judge John Charles told him: “In my view there is no alternative to an immediate prison sentence.”

He was sent to prison to “reflect the public outrage” at his comments. Now that it’s open season on anything unpleasant, I have a long list of people I’d like imprisoned.

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English Schools Banning Best Friends

Just how far can the coddling culture go?

“They are doing it because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend. If they break up, they have to feel the pain because they’re learning to deal with it.”

(HT: Patriactionary.)