Businessman launches a landmark High Court battle to overhaul official rules on hate crimes

May 13, 2019 by

by Sanchez Manning and Joani Walsh, Mailonline: A businessman investigated by police over a poem about transgenderism is launching a landmark High Court case to overhaul the official rules on hate crimes. Harry Miller is to seek a ‘judicial review’ of the hate crime guidelines followed by police forces across Britain, claiming they are ‘unlawful’ because they ‘inhibit freedom of expression’. The 54-year-old company boss, who is a former policeman, argues that the current guidance, published by...

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‘Hate crime’ law restricts speech and puts police under pressure, says Telegraph

Apr 1, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: A national newspaper has said police time and resources are being wasted by making officers in England and Wales “arbiters of acceptable opinion”. The Telegraph criticised the police for “the continued harassment of people, often Christians, for making perfectly lawful statements that are decreed ‘hate crimes’”. In October the UK Government announced a Law Commission review to consider widening ‘hate crime’ legislation. This is despite there being 20,000 fewer...

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The tyranny of the minority

Mar 2, 2019 by

by Jennifer Oriel, pectator Australia: When police accused actor Justin Smollett of staging a hate crime, his left-wing cheer squad threw down their pom-poms and picked up stones. Smollett’s big mistake wasn’t allegedly lying, or playing a black, gay victim in a mediocre TV series. His cardinal sin was to expose the fallacy of the modern Left’s creation myth that politically correct minorities are persecuted rather than privileged. Smollett is an unremarkable actor, but he is black and gay...

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On January 29, Two Hate Crimes Occurred. The Media Only Covered The Fake One. Here’s Why.

Feb 19, 2019 by

by Matt Walsh, Daily Wire: On January 29, 2019, Chicago Police opened a hate crime investigation into the alleged assault of Empire actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett, who is black and gay, alleged that two men approached him at 2 a.m. in Chicago, where they shouted “f*****” and “n*****,” tried to wrap a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him. He also told TMZ that the men shouted, “This is MAGA country.” The story received unending press. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),...

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Hate crime? Manchester’s mad for it

Feb 4, 2019 by

by Gary Oliver, The Conservative Woman: A DATE for your diary: this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week begins on October 12. No doubt you are thinking: ‘Must I wait a further eight long months before celebrating the UK’s hate crime legislation? Is there not something I can do before then to encourage more reporting of hate crime?’ Those who cannot last until autumn should immediately head for Greater Manchester. Not content with being part of the national event in October, from today...

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Media Bias, “Fake News,” and the Reporting of Hate

Jan 30, 2019 by

by George Yancey, Public Discourse: Most journalists strive for objectivity, but some bias is inevitable. New research indicates that media personnel are most likely to attribute crimes to hate when the victims are sexual minorities and least likely to do so when the victims are Christians. Charges of fake news are now ubiquitous. Although the term was employed by progressive critics of President Trump before the president himself popularized it, such accusations have become most common from...

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