Police Scotland receives more than 3,000 complaints under new hate crime laws

Apr 3, 2024 by

By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph:

Force dismisses first objections against JK Rowling after Harry Potter author’s social media posts about trans women.

Police Scotland has confirmed that it has received complaints against JK Rowling under the SNP’s new hate crime laws.

The Harry Potter author posted pictures of 10 high-profile trans people on Monday and ridiculed their claims to be women. She then dared Police Scotland to use the new laws to arrest her.

However, the force has said it will not be taking any action against her.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We have received complaints in relation to the social media post. The comments are not assessed to be criminal, and no further action will be taken.”

In response, Rowling wrote on X, formerly Twitter:

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