UK man wins 'Twitter threat' appeal

UK man wins 'Twitter threat' appeal

There are 2 comments on the www.wwlp.com story from Jul 27, 2012, titled UK man wins 'Twitter threat' appeal. In it, www.wwlp.com reports that:

A British man on Friday won a High Court challenge of his conviction for tweeting that he would blow up an airport if his flight was canceled, a ruling that had made him an Internet free speech cause celebre.

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“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Jul 27, 2012
...and if he does one day blow up an airport? I'm sorry, I'm all for free speech, but public threat and free speech aren't the same. If you don't have sense enough to know when the line is crossed, then you need adjusting.

The recent killer had detailed his plans to kill in writing. If someone had found his notebooks before he went on his rampage maiming and killing in the theater would that also have been considered free speech?

Kids are expelled from schools every day for free speech.
On a side note, in the article, this man is British, I didn't know the UK constitution granted free speech? Does it?

Since: Nov 08

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#2 Jul 27, 2012
The whole airport?
Is there a background check for cruise missiles in Britain?

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