UK: Man Who Posted Mandela Joke On Internet Held For 8 Hrs,Fingerprinted,DNA Swabbed,Computer Seized

December 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

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(Daily Mail) –A sandwich shop owner endured eight hours of questioning by police and had his computer seized for three weeks – after making tasteless Nelson Mandela jokes on the internet.

Neil Phillips, who runs Crumbs in Rugeley, Staffordshire, says he was also finger-printed and DNA-swabbed after officers received complaints about what he insists were harmless gags.

In one online post, the 44-year-old wrote: ‘My PC takes so long to shut down I’ve decided to call it Nelson Mandela.’
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Mr Phillips was arrested at his home on September 10 and was taken to a police station where he was quizzed about the postings on the Rugeley Soap Box website.

He said: ‘It was an awful experience. I was fingerprinted, they took DNA and my computer’.

‘It was a couple of jokes, Bernard Manning type.

‘There was no hatred.

‘You can question the taste, but they’re not hateful. I told the police they got plenty of “likes”. What happened to freedom of speech?

‘I think they over-reacted massively. Those jokes are “out there”, anyway.

‘When they took my computer, I thought, “what the hell are they looking for?” To be questioned would have been over the top, never mind arrested.’

‘They are jokes that I cut-and-pasted,’ insisted Mr Phillips. ‘I didn’t make them up and I didn’t put them on a public site.

You have to sign-up and join. It’s turning into the thought police – you can’t do this, you can’t do that.
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Liberal Democrat Councillor Tim Jones was so incensed by the one-liners, aired at a time when Mandela was critically ill, that he made an official complaint. [...]

I’m curious as to how many left-wing politicians who shared tasteless, hateful Margaret Thatcher diatribes both in public and in private went through the same ordeal. My guess would be –next to none.

What of the left-wing extremists who attended the “Thatcher’s Dead” street party? Which eventually turned into a violent riot, ….but of course.

This pithy comment left on the Daily Mail article sums it up quite nicely. Perspective; it has garnered over 3,000 up votes, while the down votes are currently under 200.

(mahatmacoatmabag) In the UK , ruled by the Bolsheviks in Brussels, being a White Englishman is now a crime. Unless we worship Political Correctness & Multiculturalism as the highest human ideals we are considered racialists & persecuted

B.I.N.G.O.