Freedom of speech angle
No one seems to have picked up on the "Freedom of speech" angle;
My thought on it is that it always seems to be brought up as a "defence" by people trying to abuse or attack others verbally or online, for whatever means.
They all seem to dumb to realise that freedom of speech is exactly the same as freedom of action:-
There is nothing actively stopping _anyone_ from snatching a phone or handbag, walking up to someone and punching them etc.
The reason normal, sensible people do not do such things is because they know it is wrong and they know there will be unpleasant consequences.
No difference whatsoever with "Freedom of Speech" - you _can_ say whatever you want, but you should be prepared to suffer the consequences if you harm others or break laws in the process.