“It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” ― George Orwell, 1984
In one of the most stunning attacks on the freedom of speech in recent years, Tommy Robinson, the independent journalist and political activist, was arrested on Friday after broadcasting an hour long video over Facebook from outside Leeds crown court.
As seen in the video below, the officers claim their charge against Tommy is 'suspicion of the breach of peace.'
Not even an actual breach of the peace, but the suspicion of.
When Tommy asks, "What does that mean?" he's not given an answer, but then told that he's also 'inciting people."
Here are the 5 Facts about this arrest that you need to know.
1 Contempt of Court Definition
Despite the claims of Tommy 'breaching the peace', he was actually charged with 'Contempt of Court' for his actions. The contempt of court charge essentially meant that the police were accusing Tommy of publishing material that could prejudice an ongoing trial. Though to look at the definition of the charge it's apparent Tommy is not guilty in any sense of the word.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the main types of the offence can be physically interfering in a trial, threatening witnesses or obstructing justice.
Throughout the livestream it is clear that Tommy never set foot on the court precinct.
In addition to this, he did not call the men “rapists”, but rather called them “accused rapists”.
When Tommy mentioned the names of the accused rapists, he was reading from a BBC website — meaning the names were clearly public information.
In no way was his journalism interfering with the trial, which was actually in it's final day before the courts.
In fact, he was just repeating everything that had already been said by the mainstream media, yet he was carried off in the back of a police van like a criminal.
2 The Speed of the Conviction
What's important to notice is that during the livestream Tommy requests that he be given his 'solicitor' or what we would call a lawyer.
Despite this, within hours Tommy was summoned before the judge while his personal lawyer was not informed of what was happening.
Instead, the court appointed a lawyer who didn’t know Tommy and wasn’t an expert in the specialized law of contempt of court.
In a matter of minutes, Tommy was convicted and sent to prison with a 13 month sentence.
He is now in HM Prison Hull, a brutal prison facility near Leeds, known for it's violent inmates - a large portion of which are part of islamic based gangs.
3 History with Police
Tommy has a long history of being harassed by the police, with a couple officers actually filmed admitting that they've received orders from their superiors to stalk him.
Below is a 60 second video of Tommy being pulled over due to 'suspicion of not possessing a drivers license' while he is harassed and threatened to be arrested without just cause.
An absolutely chilling video showing the sweeping powers that the UK Police State possesses.
4 The Gag Order
A court order was issued regarding Tommys arrest, which prevented the reporting of his arrest and the reporting of the court proceedings.
“What kind of police state have we become?” tweeted UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader and MEP Gerard Batten.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders also spoke out, comparing the UK to Saudi Arabia.
The ban itself was widely mocked due the story going viral across social media platforms, and was eventually lifted on Tuesday after a challenge by Leeds Live and the Independent.
The story went viral after thousands of protesters descended upon Downing Street and were filmed demanding the release of Tommy.
5 Death sentence
Not only has Tommy been attacked multiple times during his filming in various cities across the UK, but he was also beaten nearly to death by muslim immigrants who left him disfigured and with brain swelling.
Because he is well known within the muslim community as being in staunch opposition to Islamic ideals, Tommy has been a target for violent muslim gangs throughout Britain.
A 13-month prison sentence for Tommy is tantamount to a death sentence as the HM Prison Hull houses a large number of muslim gangs, the likes of which have already threatened his life.
While War Doll does not agree with everything Tommy Robinson says or stands for, we certainly understand that if Tommy Robinson can be arrested for challenging the state, then anyone can.
This blatant violation freedom of speech should send a shudder through the heart of anyone who understands the importance of civil liberties.
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” ― George Orwell, 1984
If you want to support Tommy, or want more updates on his situation, you can find more information on his personal website at www.tommyrobinson.online