Ex-cop sues cops over ‘hate speech’

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Tim Dieppe comments on ­­the case of Harry Miller, who is suing the police over their policy on ‘hate speech’. Former police officer, Harry Miller lives in Lincoln and is a director of a business that employs some 70 people. One day in January he received a call from his office saying that the police had turned up there and wanted to speak to him. He called the police and spoke to PC Mansoor Gull who told him that an anonymous person had reported him for hate...

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The great hate crime hoax

Oct 27, 2019 by

by Douglas Murray, Mailonline: Do you feel ten per cent more hateful than you did this time last year? Do you think the British public as a whole are ten per cent more unpleasant in 2019 as compared to 2018? If you believe the latest ‘hate crimes’ stats, then you may come to such a ludicrous conclusion. Figures compiled by the Home Office claim that there were 103,379 hate crimes committed last year. A record number, and up ten per cent on the year before. Various campaign groups disguised as...

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Is ‘Hate Speech’ Dangerous?

Oct 20, 2019 by

by H K Rivera, The American Thinker: As a concept, freedom of speech arguably dates back to Socrates. He said to his prosecutors, “If you offered to let me off this time on condition I am not any longer to speak my mind… I should say to you, ‘Men of Athens, I shall obey the Gods rather than you.'” While Plato was busy writing dialogues and showing us that Socrates was advocating for free speech more than 2000 years ago, freedom of speech as a legal right did not...

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The myth of rising hate crime

Oct 19, 2019 by

by Fraser Myers, spiked: Hate crimes have ‘doubled’ in the past six years, if you believe headlines in the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail. The BBC reports a less dramatic but still shocking 10 per cent rise in hate crime compared to last year, from 94,121 to 103,379 offences in England and Wales. Every year, the press presents terrifying figures illustrating an apparent explosion in hate crime. But there is no evidence that hate crime is on the rise. Every year, the same, small...

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Now trans and gay hate crime will mean SIX months in jail

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Judges have been ordered to hand out tough jail terms in a crackdown on transgender and homophobic hate crimes. Offenders found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexuality should get at least six months in prison, new sentencing guidelines state. And there should be a six-year jail sentence for those convicted of the worst cases of intolerance against gay or transgender people. The instructions, released yesterday by the judge-led Sentencing Council –...

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Police response to ‘transphobic’ stickers branded ‘extraordinary’

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Victoria Ward, Telegraph: A police force has been accused of “incredible irresponsibility” for treating the display of transphobic stickers around Oxford as a “serious crime”. Some of the stickers, which have been dotted around the city centre, state: “Woman: noun. Adult human female” and “Women don’t have penises”. Thames Valley Police has announced that those responsible could be charged with a public order offence and has appealed for witnesses. It said: “Officers are investigating a...

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