Sly of the Underworld: How the law is catching up with internet trolls who target police
Trolls who target police on social media could face up to 10 years in jail.
A new criminal offence makes it an offence to intimidate law enforcement officers or their families.
John ‘Sly’ Silvester says the law is catching up with internet users.
“On social media one example is somebody put a picture of four police saying ‘I’m trying to identify these people because I want to report them for assault’ and some of the comments that followed that was somebody saying ‘They actually need a belting when they’re off duty’,” he told Ross and Russel.
“The penalty is 10 years for this offence and the wheel in social media has really turned.
“Everybody should start to pull their head in and realise that social media is just another method of communication, and you can be found.”
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