German Police Raid Homes of People Who Posted Offensive Comments Online – Introduction
Whether one agrees with the postings or not, and we reserve judgement because their actual content isn’t revealed, the German government has begun monitoring its citizen’s internet correspondence and acting against those that are engaged in what is deemed to be “hate speech”.
Among those cited for further action, and possible criminal prosecution, are postings expressing “far-right motivation”, “far left suspects” and one where a suspect wrote that that gays should hang themselves under a Facebook photo of two men kissing.
So a man expresses his distaste for homosexual activity, which is entirely natural for heterosexuals, and the next thing he knows his home is being raided and police are confiscating his computer.
The following report doesn’t elaborate on whether the online attacks consisted of mere insults or threats of actual violence. Either way Germany is clamping…
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