Britain’s rapid descent into a dystopian police state has accelerated once again with the news that the man responsible for the bad taste joke video made of a Grenfell Tower fire bonfire model will be charged for sending an “offensive” message and faces six months in jail if found guilty.
According to reports in London newspapers, Paul Bussetti, 46, has been charged over the incident in south east London, Scotland Yard said. A video clip showed several people carrying a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower (which burned down in the city in June last year), and placing it on a bonfire.
Bussetti was charged on Friday with two counts of sending/causing to be sent grossly offensive material via a public communications network, contrary to section 127 (1) (a) and (3) of the Communications Act 2003. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 30.
Originally six were arrested in connection with the video, but Bussetti is the first one to have been charged.
During the incident, a video of which was posted on social media, a group of men and women were heard laughing as the cardboard effigy went up in flames, and some were heard saying “Help me! Help me!”
Another of the onlookers is heard to say “That little ninja’s getting it now,” in reference to one of figures in the cardboard box window which had been drawn wearing a niqab, or Muslim face covering.
This was of course a reference to the fact that Grenfell Tower was occupied by nonwhites, many of them illegally in the UK, as it later transpired.
This latter fact is of course the real reason why the politically-controlled London police have so grossly overreacted—there can be little doubt that if someone had made a joke about a tragedy in which whites had died, no “offensive” charges would have been laid.
A joke about a fire in a building is of course in very poor taste, but in a normal society it would merely be frowned upon, and not actually become the subject of a criminal prosecution.
But, in the overtly anti-white hysteria which dominates contemporary western society, even an offensive joke is now a crime, and this fact is the surest indicator of the slide into autocracy and despotism in the name of “democracy.”
According to the Communications Act of 2003, Section 127(1), it is an offense to send “offensive and threatening messages” over a “public” electronic communications network.
Since 2010, this law has increasingly been used to arrest and prosecute individuals for messages posted to sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Section 127. Improper use of public electronic communications network
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he—
(a) sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character; or
(b) causes any such message or matter to be so sent.
(2) A person is guilty of an offence if, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another, he—
(a) sends by means of a public electronic communications network, a message that he knows to be false,
(b) causes such a message to be sent; or
(c) persistently makes use of a public electronic communications network.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.