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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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Re: Police Scotland = Morons with time on their hands

> Can anyone tell me why the Judge was prepared to find this man guilty?

According to the article "Turnbull was charged with posting pictures and videos that were "grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing manner"

Presumably the Judge thought that the picture(s) (stripped of its context) was 'menacing' and therefore came within the scope of the law.

The one lesson everyone can take from this is that it is pointless appealing to anyone to apply common sense in such situations. If you ever find yourself in such a situation simply say nothing until the court case and start a case with the police complaints authority immediately.

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