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Comedian jailed for offensive joke.

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Enoch07, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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  2. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    You're kidding me stuffing a letter in your crotch then mailing it to someone is speech, sorry no thats offensive actions not speech as covered by their laws.
     
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    Among the few English sources I can find, the act of tearing the notice up and stuffing it in his underwear is not why he was charged.
     
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    "Criminal defamation laws are incompatible with the obligation under international to protect freedom of expression"

    Y'all really think defamation laws are incompatible with free speech?

    Accusations which unfairly damage a persons reputation should be criminally punished. The right to speak should not include the right to defame. I can't believe this conversation needs to happen.
     
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    It seems a bit overreaching. I would prefer granting a bit more freedom of opinions but on the other hand striving to be a bit more civil. That needs to be voluntary not compulsory

    More than half of our politicians in the US would be in jail if being impolite was a crime
     
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  6. Enoch07

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    Does someone have the right to stomp on/desecrate their own countries flag then? What do you think about that?
     
  7. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    This is Brazil we're talking about, pretty much a right wing dictatorship right now, which makes me wonder if this is just another fake news story given that the perp is conservative and presumably in the pocket of the right wing government.
     
  8. Enoch07

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    Please kind sir, answer the question in post #6. There is no right or wrong answer.
     
  9. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    answer it yourself
     
  10. Ellen Brown

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    Not to a Veteran who involuntarily served in the Vietnam War, he does not! He learned what a choke hold can do and he lived because an alert Cop saved his worthless punk A**. Don't push it.
     
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  11. Enoch07

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    I want to know your opinion though.
     
  12. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    sorry but I'm not playing your game, I don't really care what you want
     
  13. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Suit yourself.
     
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    They still have that right, and maybe not during Vietnam but today at least troops are taught how to deal with such people, and choking them is not what they are taught to do.
     
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    Isn't denying someone the right to burn a flag that represents freedom of speech and expression a bigger desecration than the actual burning?
     
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  16. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    does freedom of expression give you the right to take a dump in the middle of the street??
     
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  17. Enoch07

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    What say you on the topic of the article then?

    Should he face jail time for his "crime"?
     
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    Only a veteran, could do that if I saw it and not suffer. He has earned the right. Mouthy punks have not.
     
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    The Supreme Court has ruled otherwise.
    Flag desecration is a right, and it harms no one. Military personnel, however, do not have the right to attack civilians, and they certainly do not have permission to do so either. Violence to suppress rights is disgusting.
     
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  20. Enoch07

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    There is a small difference here.

    Ellen is talking about dealing justice on a personal level right there on the spot.

    As far as should they be punished by the justice system or not is completely seperate issue.

    Just pointing that out. Seems to me there is 2 different schools of thought about the situation.
     
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