Is this 1984? It sure seems more and more like an Orwellian situation over in Britain.
Alfie Evans continues to breathe on his own. His parents continue to appeal to the courts to take him to Italy. They keep being denied. The Pope has a military helicopter on standby to rush the toddler to Rome if the courts change their mind.
Now, the police are getting involved and cracking down on what people are saying about the situation on social media.
Police have warned social media users that threatening posts made regarding Alfie Evans and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital are ‘being monitored’.
Chief Inspector Chris Gibson at Merseyside Police said: “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans.
“I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social media users that any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated and where necessary will be acted upon.”
Reaction on Twitter fall over the world, including British citizens, has been very critical of the way the government has been handling this heartbreaking case.
Starving a child to death is OK but authoring posts with which you disagree is criminal. https://t.co/3PpiOIOcdT
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 25, 2018
Pope Francis is there anything you can do to save poor Alfie Evans? Even if it means going to that hospital and carrying him out yourself ..i am ashamed to be British right now…please help
— hannah (@hannah9025) April 25, 2018
Ashamed to be british!!! Every child has the right to a chance at life! Those judges have basically just handed a 23 month old baby a life sentence!!! His parents should be able to take Alfie to Italy! It should be their choice! #AlfiesArmy #AlfieEvans
— sarah (@sarahlaylajess) April 25, 2018
— matthew marsden (@matthewdmarsden) April 25, 2018
First Charlie Gard, now Alfie.
If this was a royal baby, would the British courts have ruled so cruelly?
It’s the basic right of parents to seek treatment and care for their little ones. Let Alfie go.#AlfieEvans
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) April 24, 2018