Police are keeping a list of people who tell offensive jokes
Police are keeping a list of people who tell offensive jokes by Simon Black for Sovereign Man
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity… and on occasion, poetic justice.
Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Just Rose From the Dead
Ignorance of the law is no excuse for you or me.
But somehow when Hillary Clinton broke the law while Secretary of State, it was her intentions that mattered.
As everyone knows by now, Clinton stored confidential, top secret emails on a personal, unsecured email server while she was Secretary of State.
She got off the hook because she claimed that she didn’t intend to violate the law… she didn’t realize that what she was doing was totally illegal.
That’s why she’s not rotting in a prison cell, even though you or I would be turning big rocks into little rocks in a DayGlo Orange jumpsuit if we had committed an equivalent crime.
But a group called Judicial Watch wasn’t as quick to let it go.
Using Freedom of Information Act requests, they continued to uncover more and more details of the case and bringing it all to court. And as the judge in the case commented, “With each passing round of discovery, the Court is left with more questions than answers.”
Therefore a federal judge has permitted another round of discovery. This means Hillary Clinton will be forced to sit for an interview with government officials to answer “significant questions” about her violation of the law.
Police in Scotland have a list of people who tell offensive jokes
Scottish Internet users better be careful of the jokes they tell online– you might end up on a government watchlist.
A Freedom of Information request revealed that 3,300 “non-crime hate incidents” have been logged in a police database.
Hundreds of people were added to the list last year for making offensive jokes or rude comments online.
Police say they track these individuals just in case their humor crosses the line into illegal territory.
For example, a couple years ago a Scottish YouTuber was arrested and convicted for teaching his pug a Nazi salute.
They guy may have been way too sophomoric… but when did it become a crime to be immature and offensive?
And now free speech is being monitored for signs of criminality.
Plus, with certain types of background checks, potential employers could see that these innocent people have been logged social media posts deemed to be offensive by the government.