Judge hit out at police forces for recording ‘hate incidents’ despite no evidence
Mr Justice Julian Knowles told court said guidance on issue ‘did not make sense’
Rules state comment reported as hateful by a victim must always be recorded
Comes as former PC Harry Miller was investigated over ‘transphobic limerick’
Read article: Right to be offended does not exist says judge as High Court hears police are recording ‘hate incidents’ even if there is no evidence for them
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’.
Read article: Businessman, 54, investigated by police over Twitter poem about transgender people launches a landmark High Court battle to overhaul official rules on hate crimes
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