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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-45282166

How do you think? I think if the images is graphic than it may justify arrest however if it is an image of the car and some people think it is "offensive" than police go to arrest people for that is quite worrying for free speech and press freedom. Some people may think taking pictures of a crash scene is offensive however I believe public also have a right to know what happened.
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So because he shared a photo of a scene that anyone could have walked past he’s been arrested? What amazing sense that makes.
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I doubt that it would have just been an image of a car. They said there was four images shared, and the image available on the article you've linked to was probably the one most suitable for publication.

I think such posts should be deleted from Facebook without a doubt, perhaps banning his account, but I'm not sure you can arrest someone for sharing a photo - however distasteful that might have been. I don't know what it was, but there are videos shared of beheadings and all sorts, so if you're going to start making arrests then there needs to be clear guidelines about what is or isn't allowed.

I think he was an absolute idiot, and very insensitive to post the images, but I would like to know which law he is being charged with breaking - and whether other posts are treated the same.
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Having a facebook account doesn't make you a public minded journalist any more than youtube makes you a director. Taking photos of this sort of stuff tends to offend,
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he was charged with malicious communication, i.e. sending information that is indecent or grossly offensive with intent to cause distress or anxiety.

the key words are 'grossly' and 'intent to cause distress or anxiety'. being offensive is not enough, so i'm guessing the photos were pretty bad.
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I would be a little odd to allow this kind of thing while we ban taking and sharing images of Spanking, Caning, Aggressive whipping, Penetration by any object "associated with violence", Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual), Urolagnia (known as "water sports", Role-playing as non-adults, Physical restraint, Humiliation, Female ejaculation, Strangulation, Facesitting and Fisting
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I would be a little odd to allow this kind of thing while we ban taking and sharing images of Spanking, Caning, Aggressive whipping, Penetration by any object "associated with violence", Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual), Urolagnia (known as "water sports", Role-playing as non-adults, Physical restraint, Humiliation, Female ejaculation, Strangulation, Facesitting and Fisting
Is this ban even a thing? I thought that the Tories who proposed it had died of old age by now
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Is this ban even a thing? I thought that the Tories who proposed it had died of old age by now
Cameron wasn't it, bestiality is in there too, think it's still in place.
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(Original post by Joleee)
he was charged with malicious communication, i.e. sending information that is indecent or grossly offensive with intent to cause distress or anxiety.

the key words are 'grossly' and 'intent to cause distress or anxiety'. being offensive is not enough, so i'm guessing the photos were pretty bad.
From the info in the article, it appears he's not been charged yet. Why they bothered to arrest him in this case though I've no idea, it's probably not likely that he'd be out taking more photos of crash scenes.
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Is this ban even a thing? I thought that the Tories who proposed it had died of old age by now
Nah my ex works in the domme industry, it's caused them all sorts of ongoing threats and hassles.
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Nah my ex works in the domme industry, it's caused them all sorts of ongoing threats and hassles.
lol the state of the UK right now
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If he sent the photos to Lizzy Keenan's family to distress them then I'd agree, or if he titled them something child friendly to trick people into clicking on them. However if he's posting photos he took in public then I don't see how that's any worse than the BBC putting photos up for the world to see on their website. I guess they usually have a title saying what they are.

I'd support Facebook taking the pictures down, and even banning him, but the police getting involved is too much.
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I would be a little odd to allow this kind of thing while we ban taking and sharing images of Spanking, Caning, Aggressive whipping, Penetration by any object "associated with violence", Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual), Urolagnia (known as "water sports", Role-playing as non-adults, Physical restraint, Humiliation, Female ejaculation, Strangulation, Facesitting and Fisting
I find it so funny but so terrible that female ejaculation is banned in porn here.

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Having a facebook account doesn't make you a public minded journalist any more than youtube makes you a director. Taking photos of this sort of stuff tends to offend,
And why is that a problem?
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People need to face reality and stop being snowflakes. Sharing images like this helps get the information out when its often hidden from the public and it also helps people to face reality which is so important. If you had a family victim in this crash they probably won't let you see them until they have cleaned them up denying you the chance to see what actually happened to them(or even if there were coverups by the authorities).

Drivers will often live in a world where crashes never happen so they don't get worried about dangerous driving or speeding and they need to be brought back in touch with the real world and how dangerous driving can be. Maybe someone who saw the image now might be a bit more careful with their driving after seeing how horrific it was. Maybe people would panic less if they see things like this in real life after having faced reality by seeing these images online.
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I'm not sure you can arrest someone for sharing a photo
Indeed you can, there have been many such cases, e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-45282166
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Penetration by any object "associated with violence"
Victims of male rape may associate penises with violence, so surely penis penetration should be banned too?
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Insurance says it all, no claims, you drive ok. No need for black box or breathalyser.
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How is his being arrested for taking photos of a crash shite a violation of 'free speech' ?
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And why is that a problem?
You get arrested. or worse.

Sorry I should have been clear, I don't mean 'internet offended' I mean good old fashioned actually offended, where it get called outraging public decency or breach of the peace and the police step in, if only to stop a crowd doing worse to you. People get touchy about these things.
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Sadly we have reached the point now where fire service have to have to think about setting up salvage sheets around traffic accidents to stop the public taking pictures of victims.
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