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Men jailed for inciting riots on Facebook

Breitbart.com 08/17/2011 22:43
Men jailed for inciting riots on Facebook - UK - security - crime - Europe


Two men who attempted to use social networking site Facebook to incite riots during last week's unprecedented civil disorder in Britain were on Tuesday both jailed for four years, police said.



Jordan Blackshaw, 20, from Cheshire and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22, from Warrington, were imprisoned after setting up Facebook pages calling for unrest in their home towns.

Blackshaw's page, "Smash Down Northwich Town", encouraged people to gather "behind maccies" -- believed to be the McDonald's restaurant in Northwich town centre -- last Tuesday.

Sutcliffe-Keenan's creation, "Let's Have a Riot in Latchford", called for people to riot the following day.

"The sentences passed down today recognise how technology can be abused to incite criminal activity and sends a strong message to potential troublemakers," Phil Thompson, Cheshire Police Assistant Chief Constable, said.

"Anyone who seeks to undermine that will face the full force of the law."


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