Racist Abuse posted on Essex Police Facebook page

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A TORRENT of racist abuse was posted on Essex Police's Facebook page following an appeal.

They had asked for information after windows were smashed at a mosque in West Road, Westcliff.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "Essex Police is very concerned at the number of racist comments posted against an earlier appeal made on Friday afternoon about criminal damage to a mosque in the Southend area."

She said they were now reviewing their policy to prevent this happening again.

She added: "We will not tolerate racist language and have passed on details of the comments to our local neighbourhood crime team. These will be reviewed and, if necessary, action will be taken against those who made them."

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10:03am Tue 5 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

get the details of the IP addresses etc from Faecesbook and nail the posters
get the details of the IP addresses etc from Faecesbook and nail the posters Cosmo Spring
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10:16am Tue 5 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Would this be the reason the Echo stopped allowing comments on their original story.
Would this be the reason the Echo stopped allowing comments on their original story. stopmoaning1
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11:19am Tue 5 Feb 13

JuliaM says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
get the details of the IP addresses etc from Faecesbook and nail the posters
A nice easy job, no pounding the beat in the rain - they'll love it!
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: get the details of the IP addresses etc from Faecesbook and nail the posters[/p][/quote]A nice easy job, no pounding the beat in the rain - they'll love it! JuliaM
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11:24am Tue 5 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Frankly the Echo publishing an outraged story about racist comments on Facebook is beyond hypocrisy.

Echo editor, take a good long look at comments on your own website. For example the comments under this story:

http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/10173406
.Man_stabbed_and_rob
bed_in_terrifying_st
reet_attack/?ref=mc
Frankly the Echo publishing an outraged story about racist comments on Facebook is beyond hypocrisy. Echo editor, take a good long look at comments on your own website. For example the comments under this story: http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/10173406 .Man_stabbed_and_rob bed_in_terrifying_st reet_attack/?ref=mc Shoebury_Cyclist
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12:55pm Tue 5 Feb 13

emcee says...

JuliaM wrote:
Cosmo Spring wrote:
get the details of the IP addresses etc from Faecesbook and nail the posters
A nice easy job, no pounding the beat in the rain - they'll love it!
Depends where the servers are. If they are outside the UK (I believe they are in the US) then the police will be told to go jump, even if they obtain a court order. That is the beauty of the internet. Nobody has overall control.
[quote][p][bold]JuliaM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: get the details of the IP addresses etc from Faecesbook and nail the posters[/p][/quote]A nice easy job, no pounding the beat in the rain - they'll love it![/p][/quote]Depends where the servers are. If they are outside the UK (I believe they are in the US) then the police will be told to go jump, even if they obtain a court order. That is the beauty of the internet. Nobody has overall control. emcee
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8:04pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Rich=Carol says...

Words do not hurt anyone especially on silly FB. People make so much fuss about things as they havnt got a life.
Words do not hurt anyone especially on silly FB. People make so much fuss about things as they havnt got a life. Rich=Carol
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11:34pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Rich=Carol wrote:
Words do not hurt anyone especially on silly FB. People make so much fuss about things as they havnt got a life.
It's called Hate Crime, and you can be prosecuted for it.
[quote][p][bold]Rich=Carol[/bold] wrote: Words do not hurt anyone especially on silly FB. People make so much fuss about things as they havnt got a life.[/p][/quote]It's called Hate Crime, and you can be prosecuted for it. Shoebury_Cyclist
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6:47pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Frankly the Echo publishing an outraged story about racist comments on Facebook is beyond hypocrisy.

Echo editor, take a good long look at comments on your own website. For example the comments under this story:

http://www.echo-news

.co.uk/news/10173406

.Man_stabbed_and_rob

bed_in_terrifying_st

reet_attack/?ref=mc
Yes it is hypocrisy by the Echo...Its editor allows racial abuse to be termed and considered free speech and defends such on this paper..
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Frankly the Echo publishing an outraged story about racist comments on Facebook is beyond hypocrisy. Echo editor, take a good long look at comments on your own website. For example the comments under this story: http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/10173406 .Man_stabbed_and_rob bed_in_terrifying_st reet_attack/?ref=mc[/p][/quote]Yes it is hypocrisy by the Echo...Its editor allows racial abuse to be termed and considered free speech and defends such on this paper.. Lastlaugh...
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