Maybe people should be free to speak their mind without being arrested. I'd rather live in a world where someone can call me a name and not be locked up than any alternative.
I have to agree to that, though that doesn't mean that they shouldn't expect a public backlash. Free speech is not without consequence, but that consequence should not be arrest. The problem with free speech is that there will always be someone who decides they are offended by something said by someone else, but if we are don't exist in a society where we can debate the views of others, then it is very troubling.
I wonder what Orwell would have to say?