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Post  Roasted Arizona on Fri 1 May - 10:55

http://news.sky.com/story/1475870/no-further-action-over-mccann-online-abuse



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No further action will be taken against dozens of people accused of directing online abuse at the McCanns, Sky sources have revealed.

Anti-abuse campaigners had compiled a dossier of names after becoming alarmed at the threatening nature of some tweets and posts.

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Post  chrissie on Fri 1 May - 11:25

Thanks Roasted Arizona.

http://news.sky.com/story/1475870/mccann-trolls-will-not-be-prosecuted

McCann Trolls Will Not Be Prosecuted

Police say some of the messages sent to the family were "extremely distasteful", but none "constituted a prosecutable offence".



No further action will be taken against dozens of people accused of directing online abuse at the family of Madeleine McCann, Sky sources have revealed.

Anti-abuse campaigners had compiled a dossier of names after becoming alarmed at the threatening nature of some tweets and posts directed at Kate and Gerry McCann.

In a letter to the campaigners, Leicestershire Police Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: "While finding that much of the material was extremely distasteful and unpleasant in nature, it was determined that none of the messages/postings constituted a prosecutable offence."

Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "Leicestershire Police had spent about eight months investigating the dossier, which effectively was a catalogue of abuse tweeted and posted online elsewhere by antagonists of Kate and Gerry McCann.

"There were dozens of such individuals identified in the dossier. They had threatened violence and even death against the couple."

The online posts included words like petrol and matches, handcuffs, shooting, torture and lynching, Brunt said.

He added: "Leicestershire Police have decided after consulting with Crown Prosecutors that none of these postings constitutes a breach of the Harassment Act, the Malicious Communications Act or the Telecommunications Act."

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Post  almostgothic on Fri 1 May - 13:01

No laws broken.
No ácrimes committed.

And yet Brunt the Twunt is still hammering the 'troll' party line home.
No pplpable remorse from him, even though his actions, and those of other McCann enablers and useful idiots, drove an innocent woman to suicide.
The slimbvall is protesting too much, but he's the one who has to look at himself in the mirror every morning.

Years ago, my OH and I decided we would never ever sign up for Sky.
I am glad we made that decision.
Ir means that we didn't help sponsor, even in the most paltry way, a needless death.

Not in our name.

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Post  comperedna on Fri 1 May - 13:27

I heard what Brunt said in real time on TV. If there really had been death etc threats of the type he was suggesting there would have been prosecutions. 'Abuse' can mean anything, even it seems disputing facts and disagreement.

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Post  wjk on Fri 1 May - 13:32

"There were dozens of such individuals identified in the dossier. They had threatened violence and even death against the couple."

So Brunt is saying death threats were made and the police are taking no action! No...not having that! If there had been death threats the police would have taken action, they are not taking action because there is no crime!

Just seen your post comperedna and agree 100%

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Post  interested on Fri 1 May - 13:59

Did Martin Brunt mention that he himself hounded Brenda Leyland to death because she was mentioned in the dossier? No, I didn't think so.

Did the McCanns sue Brunt for hindering the search for Madeleine because he tweeted (about a year ago) that she had been murdered before deleting his "news"? No, I didn't think so - no libel there then.

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Post  comperedna on Fri 1 May - 15:12

Like I guess everyone on this forum, I do not think the McCanns should be abused on the net at all. There is no need for that! It is thoroughly unpleasant and counter-productive. Some people have posted abuse elsewhere and and still do it. It will not help one iota in trying to peg away at finding out what happened to Madeleine. Ms Leyland was got at and hounded online and it is said that in her case there WERE death threats, and we all know the dreadful result of it. We heard nothing about the threats she received, did we?

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Post  frencheuropean on Fri 1 May - 19:14

From the mccanfiles, complete transcript of M.Brunt's interview who probably would have prefered all the trolls be prosecuted in order to exonerate himself from B.Leyland death.

"Transcript of Sky News bulletin on McCann 'trolls', 01 May 2015

Transcript of Sky News bulletin on McCann 'trolls' Sky News

01 May 2015

Presenter in studio: Sky news sources have revealed that no further action is to be taken against dozens of people accused of online abuse directed at the family of Madeleine McCann.

Anti abuse campaigners had compiled a dossier of names after becoming alarmed at the threatening nature of many of the tweets and posts.

Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt is in our Central London Studio. Martin, bring us the details.

Martin Brunt: Leicestershire Police have spent about eight months investigating the dossier, which effectively was a catalogue of, errm... abuse tweeted and posted online and elsewhere by antagonists of Kate and Gerry McCann.

There were dozens of such individuals identified in the dossier and they had threatened violence and even death against the couple.

Now Leicestershire Police has told the compilers of the dossier that there is to be no further action after a lengthy investigation.

Errm... those tweets, those online postings, included words like petrol and matches, handcuffs, shooting, torture and lynching.

Yet Leicestershire Police have decided after consulting with Crown Prosecutors that none of these postings constitutes a breach of either the Harassment Act, the Malicious Communications Act or, indeed, the Telecommunications Act.

So, no action to be taken against any of those named in the dossier.

Presenter in studio: What have those people who compiled the dossier been told?

Martin Brunt: Well, they've had a letter in the last few days from the Assistant Chief Constable of Leicester Police Roger Bannister in which among other things he says -

"While finding that much of the material was extremely distasteful and unpleasant in nature, it was determined that none of the messages/postings constituted a prosecutable offence."

He does go on to say that some of the postings that were investigated were out of time, so couldn't have been prosecuted.

And I can tell you that those dossier compilers have reacted with "absolute dismay" at this decision, they say it is tantamount to giving, errm... the, errm... trolls, as they call them, carte blanche, really, to carry on abusing the McCanns.

And I'm sure - although we haven't heard directly from Madeleine McCann's parents - they too will be astonished, because Gerry McCannn, after we revealed this dossier back in September last year, he said that such trolls should be prosecuted.

And indeed two were.

There were two famous cases last year; somebody who abused Ann McGuire, the Leeds teacher who was stabbed to death, and another man who sent abusive tweets to Stella Creasy, the Labour MP. Those two ended up in jail after some very swift action by police prosecutors.

But in this case, against the McCann Trolls, no action by Leicestershire Police or Crown Prosecutors.

Presenter in studio: Thank you"

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Post  tanszi on Sat 2 May - 15:56

I disagree with any threats of violence against anybody. but it takes my breath away when anyone who doesn't believe the McCs is called a troll.

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Post  comperedna on Sat 2 May - 16:13

Exactly, tanzi.

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Post  jinvta on Sat 2 May - 19:17

Now its time to start looking into those who abused Brenda Leyland due to Brunt's outing her. I am sure that there are prosecutable offenses to be found there.

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Post  Krisy22 on Sun 3 May - 0:00

I am sorry but I think every is going their way ...always has ... and still is.

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Post  mara thon on Sun 3 May - 11:05

Krisy22 wrote:I am sorry but I think every is going their way ...always has ... and still is.

Sad to say I agree, but with the level of protection from day one, the glaring inconsistencies ignored, the very obvious interference from the UK government and no doubt the Portuguese one too (for whatever reason), the turning of blatant child neglect into heroism, etc etc, I don┤t think there is any doubt that justice is simply a word that means nothing at all.

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