It’s bad enough that the British government is essentially sentencing Alfie Evans to death. Now British police have announced that they will monitor and prosecute anyone who posts on social media a “malicious communication” supporting Alfie Evans or complaining about the hospital and courts.
Nevermind that Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is apparently misleading the court about Alfie, if anyone posts anything negative about the hospital or its officials and their treatment of Alfie, apparently they will be monitored and potentially prosecuted by local police in London.
The good news for LifeNews and many people around the world who support Alfie is that they do not live in London proper. However the thousands of people who are supporting Alfie and his parents there in London, including members of Alfie’s Army who are prolific on social media, need to be very concerned after the following announcement. Essentially the announcement tells people that not only will the government kill Alfie Evans it will kill any attempt to complain about it.
We’ve issued a statement this evening to make people aware that social media posts which are being posted in relation to Alder Hey and the Alfie Evans situation are being monitored and may be acted upon. Read the full statement here: https://t.co/epopt5bhmY
— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) April 25, 2018
The reaction has been what you’d expect:
Why are you protecting the hospital, what have they got to hide? Just hand the child over to the parents and let them take him to Italy, he’s probably going to die anyway, so why the big cover up?
— Jeremy Williams (@jezzajwilliams) April 25, 2018
Bullying Tactics i see and to think i used to feel sorry for the police and admire the work they did not anymore. #FreedomOfSpeech
— Billy Davis (@Billy_Davis91) April 25, 2018
what happened to freedom of speech this counrty is a police state lets face it
— Matty myerscough (@MyerscoughMatty) April 25, 2018
Why don’t you go and catch some actual criminals, like the pissed-up hooligans that crushed 96 innocent people to death in 1989 and who have still not been brought to justice?
— WayneGoldPig (@WayneGoldPig) April 25, 2018
Monitor what you want. You can’t hide the truth
— Marcin Czapczyk (@marcin_czapczyk) April 25, 2018
wow, they really do arrest people for free speech in UK….scary place to live. They can force you to watch your children die and then can monitor and arrest you for speaking out about it. #Socialism
— Տᗩᑎᗪᖇᗩ ن (@SandraTXAS) April 25, 2018
It used to be that free speech was not only tolerated but respected and venerated. Decades ago a right to free speech was the hallmark of liberal activists who wanted to protest the government. Now that it is conservatives who are protesting what the government is doing free speech goes out the window.