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Post  candyfloss on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 1:13 pm

31 December 2014 Last updated at 13:01

So, is this tweet criminal, should the police be involved, or is it ok to say such things......



 













Katie Hopkins tweets on Ebola examined by police



Personally it's not nice but involving the police???  Whatever happened to opinions and FOS.!!!  I'll don my tin hat! affraid Here is the article from BBC...........



Katie Hopkins tweets on Ebola examined by police
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Complaints were made to police about Katie Hopkins Tweets on Ebola

Police are examining complaints about Ebola comments tweeted by controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins.
Following news that a Scots nurse was being treated for the virus, she wrote: "Sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn't cricket."
Another tweet said: "Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London's Royal Free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?"
Police confirmed they were looking into an unspecified number of complaints.
Det Insp Glyn Roberts, of Police Scotland, said: "We have received a number of complaints regarding remarks made on Twitter.
"Inquiries are ongoing into the nature of these tweets and to establish any potential criminality.
"Police Scotland will thoroughly investigate any reports of offensive or criminal behaviour online and anyone found to be responsible will be robustly dealt with."
Hopkins' comments came after it emerged that the nurse, who volunteered to help Save the Children in the fight against Ebola, was diagnosed on her return from Sierra Leone.
Pauline Cafferkey, a public health nurse at Blantyre Health Centre in South Lanarkshire, has been receiving specialist treatment at the Royal Free Hospital in north London.
A message posted on Police Scotland's Twitter feed on Tuesday stated: "Please be aware that we will continue to monitor comments on social media and any offensive comments will be investigated."
More than 11,000 people have signed an online petition on the change.org website for Hopkins to be charged over the "racist tweets" regarding Scotland.





http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30641705

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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  TheTruthWillOut on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 2:51 pm

I personally would never say such things in the public arena, not that I do Twitter/social media. That is just my personality, but others are different.

The inconsistency of how "offensive" tweets are and how they're dealt with is a big problem for me and it is impossible to set a limit. Just look at the likes of Frankie Boyle's tweets (to name one) and you'll see what I mean. I guess him being a "comedian" allows him a higher limit?

Also I don't doubt Katie and other z list celebs have had much worse printed in their columns they do.

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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  Lioned on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 2:59 pm

I much preferred her tweets about the negligent mccanns.Dont really see anything offensive in this one and as i am half 'sweaty sock' it certainly dont bother me.Just a bit stupid as its not the Jocks fault she got Ebola.

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Post  candyfloss on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 3:02 pm

Lioned wrote:I much preferred her tweets about the negligent mccanns.Dont really see anything offensive in this one and as i am half 'sweaty sock' it certainly dont bother me.Just a bit stupid as its not the Jocks fault she got Ebola.


That's what I think Lioned, stupid and bad taste yes, but I have heard much worse things on the telly and tweeted on twitter. I cannot be doing with this wasting of police time looking into things like this, and where does it stop, who the hell decides what is acceptable or not.

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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  chirpyinsect on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 3:07 pm

TheTruthWillOut wrote:I personally would never say such things in the public arena, not that I do Twitter/social media. That is just my personality, but others are different.

The inconsistency of how "offensive" tweets are and how they're dealt with is a big problem for me and it is impossible to set a limit. Just look at the likes of Frankie Boyle's tweets (to name one) and you'll see what I mean. I guess him being a "comedian" allows him a higher limit?

Also I don't doubt Katie and other z list celebs have had much worse printed in their columns they do.

Katie Hopkins is a loud mouthed prat in my opinion. She only says those outspoken things to get herself noticed and thrives on the backlash. There have been the odd things she says that chime with my opinions on certain situations but they are the sort of comments you may make to trusted friends who perhaps share your views, not in a public way.
She is entitled to her view but the way she puts it over is purely to cause offence. Not a thought for the poor health worker who went to help others less fortunate. What has the fact she is Scottish got to do with anything? It was an English airport that screened her but did not pick up on her condition. And she has been moved to the Royal Free because it is the best place to treat her condition.
ETA Setting the police on her is just ridiculous though. Far better to ignore her. She would hate that.
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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  TheTruthWillOut on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 3:35 pm

I completely agree with what you say Chirpy. The police will never be able to stop offensive tweeting, whatever that is. So either they have Twitter banned/blocked in the UK or we can look forward to police spending their 12 hour shifts glued to a computer! It may be old fashioned but I was taught the good ol' sticks and stones saying when 5. Twitter should be dealt with in the same way IMO.

The next step will probably be recording devices at work/home. Say the wrong thing and you're nicked. Some of the things said and discussed at my work make Twitter look mild.  lol!
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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  Freedom on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 4:37 pm

A bit off topic - well, it is about Twitter tweets - Derren Brown has a good way of dealing with abusive messages.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/12/30/twitter-troll-response_n_6394572.html

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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  dogs don't lie on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 5:12 pm

And what about KMs book
Fookin tosser fookin tosser (police)
Wanted to kill him (RM)
To be miserable and feel fear (GA)
All of the above were wanting to help find HER missing child!
All hard to believe
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Post  Guest on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 6:39 pm

Just who (singular) has she upset with the tweet,no name was mentioned,her tweet as far as I can see was aimed at no one in particular merely a boorish comment.The right of freedom of speech is maybe being eroded but it seems the right to be offended is alive and well.

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Post  Marky on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 6:54 pm

caricature wrote:...but it seems the right to be offended is alive and well.

oh you betcha it is and did i read today that dozy katie hopkins called someone fat who then reported it to the police as a hate crime? the day when you can't insult anyone any more will be a sad one.
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Post  Dee Coy on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 7:26 pm

In my younger days I was very thin. Could eat and drink like a horse and not a pound gained. People thought it fair game to comment on how thin I was, quite openly and to my face. As I was conscious of my thinness, and considered it unattractive, I found these remarks very hurtful, particularly as nothing I did made me plumper. I used to get indignant that it would be considered the height of rudeness to comment on a fat person's weight,  even though fatness is often caused by the lifestyle choices of the individual.

Personal comment is often rude, but usually true. Why shouldn't a fat person be called such when a thin, tall, short, pasty, bespectacled or bald person must take comments regarding their appearance on the chin?

There is nothing illegal or that could even vaguely represent a hate-crime about calling a spade a spade. Particularly if that spade has a choice in where it digs.

PC crap gone mad, imo.

(After two children, decades of red wine and a reluctance to exercise if it doesn't involve swimming in foreign seas, I am thin no longer. My choice, so I will take the pot-belly comments occasionally thrown at me with rueful acceptance. Very Happy )

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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  Lioned on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 7:48 pm

Told you red wine was good for you.

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Post  Dee Coy on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 7:57 pm

Lioned wrote:Told you red wine was good for you.

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Sadly, I've made a pact with my husband on Saturday to stop drinking, an early NY resolution. Getting too old for the quantities we drink so are going to stop completely. Sad . 4 very long days it's been.


...well, that's the intention..

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Post  Marky on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 8:11 pm

well, best intentions and all that... Very Happy

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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  chirpyinsect on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 1:35 pm

http://news.sky.com/story/1401552/british-ebola-nurse-now-critical-in-hospital

I sincerely hope Katie Hopkins is reflecting on her words after this news.
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Post  Guest on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 2:20 pm

chirpyinsect wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/1401552/british-ebola-nurse-now-critical-in-hospital

I sincerely hope Katie Hopkins is reflecting on her words after this news.
Why would she? On the morning after the Clutha helicopter crash, when it was known that nine people were dead, she was tweeting that Scots people only died early so that they wouldn't have to work up to retirement. She's never retracted or apologised AFAIK. She got away with that one, so she's got bolder. She only says things that she knows will create a ruckus, not because she actually believes them. That's what her entire "career" is based on. She's more to be pitied than reviled.

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Post  chirpyinsect on Sun 04 Jan 2015, 3:06 pm

I`ll stick to reviling her. Obnoxious attention seeking failure.
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Re: Katie Hopkins tweets examined by police

Post  Freedom on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 10:02 pm

She seems to be in trouble again.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/katie-hopkins-sued-by-jack-monroe-over-vandalism-accusation-tweet-a6819906.html

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