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> Telling an officer to "fuck off" or "piss off" is not a crime.

This is largely true but

> It's not an offense to be rude

is rightly or wrongly a very broad grey area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_5_Public_Order_Act_198...






Also, if you're aggressive IIRC then it can be considered to be threatening.

I am told my stature alone is 'threatening' and 'agressive'. My freedon to express myself without fear of imprisonment is affected in many situations. I find this verbage frightening when written in law without very clear and unambigious definitions.



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