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UK Crown Prosecution Service say 'Cult' Acceptable

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 6 years ago

Censorship 1

An anonymous reader writes "Slashdot readers may recall the story this week about the 15 year old who was under threat of prosecution for calling Scientology a cult in the recent demonstration. The CPS have decided ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7416425.stm ) that there is no case to answer and issued new guidance to the City of London police clarifying when they can use their public order powers.

From the article:
A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: "In consultation with the City of London Police, we were asked whether the sign was abusive or insulting.
"Our advice is that it is not abusive or insulting and there is no offensiveness (as opposed to criticism), neither in the idea expressed nor in the mode of expression."
A spokeswoman for the City of London Police said: "The CPS review of the case includes advice on what action or behaviour at a demonstration might be considered to be 'threatening, abusive or insulting.
"The force's policing of future demonstrations will reflect this advice.""

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Wake Up Time For Freedom (1)

lindsaymurray (469719) | more than 6 years ago | (#23526404)

Sounds like a legitimate case of wrongful arrest then? Deprivation of liberty?
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