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Sensitive Outsider's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Sensitive Outsider

The is no crime of causing offence. There is a crime of causing harassment alarm or distress in certain circumstances, or behaving in certain ways within earshot of someone likely to be caused harassment alarm or distress. It is well established that this means genuine harassment alarm or distress - not merely feeling offended or uncomfortable.

In England & Wales section 5 of the public order act is"Using INSULTING,Abusive or Threatening words;ylu=X3oDMTE1OGRya2t2BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDA3N18xODM-/SIG=12ec8egaa/EXP=1338471963/**http%3a//,_alarm_or_distress

Thu, 31 May 2012 05:48:01 UTC | #944699