Facebook users jailed over 'riot that never was'

'The rush to send a message out is leading to some very bad sentences' in wake of English unrest, campaigner says

Two British men have been sentenced to four years in prison for trying to organize riots on Facebook, according to reports. Full Story »

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Noteworthy developments reported. Two Facebook users are sentenced to 4 years in jail for incitement to riot, while other England rioters who assaulted police officers and stole goods are receiving sentences in the weeks and months (see graphic below article). Though brief, it reports the facts while presenting a variety of opinions about these sentences.

The Guardian site is running a poll asking "Is it fair for severe sentences to be imposed on rioters as a deterrent?" See the Links section for this article to click over to read the results so far.

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