British man charged with making 'anti-religious' comments on Facebook

Because it just wouldn't do to upset the sensibilities of those who might wish to cut your head off. Daily Mail: A 22-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of making malicious comments on Facebook following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. Benjamin Flatters, from Lincoln, was arrested last night after complaints were made to Lincolnshire Police about comments made on Facebook, which were allegedly of a racist or anti-religious nature. He was charged with an offence of malicious communications this afternoon in relation to the comments, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said. A second man was visited by officers and warned about his activity on social media, the spokesman added. As an American, I have a hard time imagining how that warning conversation would have gone. I also have difficulty in grasping the duties and responsibilities of the "officers" who visited him. Do they have a job title? Something like "Protectors against blasphemers?" Flatters has...(Read Full Post)