atticus wrote:This was a very unwise thing to say on line. Perhaps it amounts to a death threat, perhaps it doesn't. Perhaps it is some form of incitement, perhaps it isn't. But in these times where people get sacked, arrested, prosecuted for things they have said online, most unwise.
This does not amount to a threat to kill, or causing someone else to fear violence because it both of these require that the poster intendeds to cause the victim to fear that he will be killed or suffer violence.
This cannot be proved in this case.http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1986/64/section/4http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vic ... section/16
Also in this case it is written as a what if statement so he has not even committed the act itself. Years ago when studying law a came across a very old case where a man pulled a sword on another man and said that he would kill him if the megestrate was not present. This was not an offence because he made it clear that he was not actually going to do it.
atticus wrote:Simple rule - do not say anything online that you would not want your family, boss, judge or editor of the Daily Mail to read.
For some people this is not a problem at all
But it can be a very serious problem if you parents are strict, or the tiniest little thing sets your abusive partner off, or your boss is a !&@5$