Police Commissioner: Watch Your Social Media Posts

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POLICE Commissioner Gary Griffith says his officers will call in two people for questioning after they posted videos on social media.

Speaking at the police weekly media briefing on Wednesday said, “I have a job to do and I am not here to make friends, but we feel like our democratic right is to say what we want and do what we want. That is not true.

“Within the last 24 hours I’ve received two reports, and the TTPS have now launched investigations, and persons would be, we would be having these individuals come to the police stations and will be interviewing them.”

He said the first post concerned a video with the person threatening to “bury a political leader in a grave.”

Griffith also warned social media users about posting supporting comments about threats.

He said the second post had to do with a claim that certain officials paid off medical officers “big money” to inject citizens with the H1N1 virus commonly called the swine flu.

Griffith said, “Now this is tantamount to madness. That individual is also, we are going to find her and we are also going to bring her in for questioning.

“This madness stops now, and persons would again, they will go after the Gary Griffith Road March…

“(It) feels like you have a divine right to say what you want and do what you want because that is your democratic right. This is not a banana republic. No one has the right to say and do what they want if it affects the rights and safety of citizens. Definitely not on my watch.”

He referred to Section 49 of the Summary Offences Act, citing violent language and breach of the peace.


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