How hate crime policy is undermining our law and society

Jun 3, 2021 by

by Richard Norrie, Civitas: Politicians, activists, celebrities and senior police officers appear united in their highlighting of apparent surges in hate crimes in recent years. But this report by the Director of the Statistics and Policy Research Programme at Civitas, Richard Norrie, offers a critical appraisal of the ideas behind what we call ‘hate crime’ as well as the evidence for it. While crime motivated by hatred is to be condemned, he argues, ‘we have ushered in a response to it that...

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The ‘Wrong Man’ to accuse of a hate incident

Apr 9, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: Former police officer Harry Miller writes about his important legal case against the police for recording non-crime hate incidents. Harry explains why the police picked ‘the wrong man’ when they found him guilty without trial of a non-crime hate incident. There was a short exchange at my recent Court of Appeal hearing in which Lady Justice Simler, her eyes wide with dawning, put it to opposing Queens Counsel that under the current hate crime guidance she would be better...

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Polish Church Faces Hate Speech on Easter

Apr 6, 2021 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Far-left feminists associated with Soros-funded pro-abort groups targeted with hate speech a Polish church in London on Easter Sunday after Metropolitan Police unlawfully disrupted the church’s Good Friday service and ordered worshippers to disperse or face arrest. Anti-Catholic Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike) erected a billboard on advertising space above worshippers who were forced to stand or kneel in the church’s forecourt for social...

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Making misogyny a hate crime would be a big mistake

Mar 24, 2021 by

by Emily Carver, Conservative Home: Calls to make misogyny a hate crime are not new. But it is only now, following the Sarah Everard tragedy, that the Government has ceded to what were hitherto pretty leftfield demands. From autumn 2021, police in England and Wales will be required “on an experimental basis” to record crimes of violence motivated by a person’s sex or gender. This has been heralded by feminist groups and prominent politicians such as Labour MP Stella Creasy as a “campaign win”....

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The government should not rush to criminalise misogyny

Mar 20, 2021 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: Last Saturday night’s events at Clapham Common have revealed a culture war over many issues including women’s safety, policing and the freedom to protest. At the heart of this is the desire in many quarters to make ‘misogyny’ a hate crime. The same people who are out protesting want to criminalise speech and define ‘women’ and ‘misogyny’ in gender-neutral terms. We need to stand back and evaluate the wisdom of all this. Lockdown has bred fear Lockdown...

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Misogyny is to be outlawed. Excellent. Now, what does it mean?

Mar 19, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Misogyny is to be incorporated into ‘hate crime’ legislation, which is very good news for women. No longer will they have to endure physical violence, emotional abuse or psychological manipulation at the hands (and from the minds) of men. Nor will they have to put with being raped or otherwise sexually assaulted. Hang on. Sorry, all those things are already against the law. Start again. Misogyny is to be incorporated into ‘hate crime’ legislation, which is very good news...

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