Sentencing him after he admitted sending an offensive message at a previous hearing, District Judge David Kitson said: “You sent an offensive communication by an electronic device that followed the tragic death of Mrs Maguire who was killed some days previously.
“You’re entitled to express reasonable views, as are all of us. What none of us are entitled to do is abuse that freedom.
“What I find particularly offensive - that must have caused distress to all those who knew Mrs Maguire - were the derogatory remarks made saying that you were glad she had been killed... I can think of little more that can be upsetting or offensive.”
Mr Kitson added: “You clearly came from a troubled background. But this is so serious that nothing more than custodial sentence can suffice.”
Newsome, wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans, looked shocked at the decision. As he was led away from court his friends sat sobbing in the public gallery. He will serve half of the six-week sentence.
We should all prepare to be jailed for stating your beliefs then. Whatever they are, someone is bound to find them grossly offensive, just like this whipped up nonsense when Ed Husain was accused of "misogyny" by Yvonne Ridley just for saying that Muslim women should take care what they wear when there may be an Islamohobic murderer around. http://thevoiceofreason-ann.blogspot.com/2014/06/yvonne-ridley-leads-hysterical-and.html There is always some hysterical hate-filled neurotic or feminazi censor looking for trouble prepared to snatch offence out of your hands, whether you intended to give offence or not.