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    News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    The government seeks to score populist points by condemning statements of support for Moat on Facebook.
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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    I can't believe the Facebook group has over 37,000 "likes", surely some of these people are just trolling? I sure hope so because the alternative is just too sad to thing about.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    They are right to keep thr group there but what on earth are these people thinking?

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    Facebook are, in my view, quite right.

    You have to comply with their rules, but providing you do that(and that obviously includes not breaking the law), your opinion should be yours to express.

    The same is true here - providing you follow our rules, including posting with courtesy and not insulting other members, your views are yours to express.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by Guppy View Post
    I can't believe the Facebook group has over 37,000 "likes", surely some of these people are just trolling? I sure hope so because the alternative is just too sad to thing about.
    37,000 weak minded sheep, that's all. As for those MPs, haven't they got enough to do without trying to score cheap political points?

    I wouldn't worry about it, this'll soon fade into obscurity when the media latches on to their next hot topic.
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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldarkside View Post
    37,000 weak minded sheep.
    37,000 chavs/criminals, they see Moat as some kind of anti-police hero and I think it taps into the "don't talk to the police, they're the enemy" mentality that seems to exist amongst some of the lower classes in our society. Also the same kind of people likely to beat someone senseless over an ex-partner, or turn up on Jeremy Kyle rather than just keep their dignity and walk away when clearly they have lost him/her.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    The whole thing's a tragedy. I feel some pity for Moat but not as much as I feel for his unarmed victims. How he can be a hero for some people really beggars belief.

    Yes, Facebook are right to keep the page up but I don't for a minute understand the mentality of people who are calling him a legend.

    It's a strange, sad world.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    Maybe one day I'll do a study investigating the link between use of txt spk online and IQ.. that would probably say something about the founder of the group.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    maybe they should arrest everyone in the group for intent to assault/murder a Police officer or intent to commit treason

    would get a literal **** tonne of people who cause chaos off of the streets for a while

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    It depends why people are being sympathetic or supportive towards him, as a human being.

    Yes, he committed murder.

    But, unlike people that murder for "fun", it seems more like he had a mental breakdown rather than being a cold calculating killer.

    And I would agree, those "praising" his actions or seeing him as some sort of anti-hero are just misguided.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    I think facebook are right and should not take the group down, many people are members of groups I don't like however they are entitled to their opinions so long as they don't affect the liberties of others. However for Moat I think the police were remarkability restrained, If it had happen in the states (don't forget he is a "cop killer") it would have been put the gun down... put the gun down... ok then BANG! Game over. I don't care what "mental" state he was in, he killed a man and tried to kill others I don't really think society is worse off for his loss, however might be for his actions.
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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    37,000 chavs/criminals, they see Moat as some kind of anti-police hero and I think it taps into the "don't talk to the police, they're the enemy" mentality that seems to exist amongst some of the lower classes in our society. Also the same kind of people likely to beat someone senseless over an ex-partner, or turn up on Jeremy Kyle rather than just keep their dignity and walk away when clearly they have lost him/her.
    Funnily enough that was the first thing I thought of..

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    I have a hunch that a large proportion of these people also vote BNP.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by stavroshamster View Post
    I have a hunch that a large proportion of these people also vote BNP.
    Why? There are no obvious issues that might make the BNP support him, as far as I know. And they are nationalistic, not anti-Police.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    The people who likes Moat are stupid and mentally retarded.

    Just imagine some random guy whatever his circumstances just shot your dad point blank just because he worked somewhere that random guy hated.

    Stupid stupid people.

    There should be 10x as much groups denouncing these stupid people then closing the group off.

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    Re: News - Facebook resists political interference over Raoul Moat

    It was just on the radio that whoever set up the group has now taken it down..

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