Other media coverage of the Judicial Review judgment

Ex-cop’s ‘transphobic’ tweets deemed lawful after High Court battle | Metro News

Police probe into former officer Harry Miller’s tweets about transgender people was ‘disproportionate’, High Court judge rules | London Evening Standard

Former police officer’s ‘transphobic’ tweets ruled lawful by High Court – LBC

Transgender tweets were freedom of speech, British judge rules – Reuters

Cops who visited businessman, 54, at work over ‘transphobic’ tweets acted unlawfully – The Sun

Local media

Humberside Police ‘learning’ after officers quizzed Fair Cop founder Harry Miller over ‘transphobic’ tweet – Hull Live

Fair Cop founder Harry Miller in partial court win over transgender ‘hate incidents’ involving Humberside Police – Hull Live

Humberside Police condemned by judge for ‘Gestapo’ style investigation into transgender tweet – Grimsby Live

Harry Miller: ‘If the police come knocking say: ‘Miller v Humberside Police, b****r off” – Hull Live

Former policeman from Lincolnshire wins freedom of speech battle at High Court over alleged transphobic comments posted on Twitter – Lincolnshire Live

Further afield

UK judge: Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful – The Washington Post

UK judge: Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful – ABC News

Police probe of ‘transphobic’ tweets was unlawful: U.K. judge | CTV News

And finally…

Harry Miller: Police officer’s ‘transphobic’ tweets were lawful, court rules

 

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Free speech ‘is being curbed by police guides on hate incidents’

HOW police record ‘hate incidents’ against transgender people has a ‘real and substantial chilling effect’ on people’s freedom of speech, the High Court heard yesterday.

Former officer Harry Miller was contacted by Humberside Police after a member of the public complained he had posted ‘transphobic’ tweets.

He was told he hadn’t committed a crime but his post was being recorded as a ‘hate incident’, in line with guidance from the College of Policing.

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How a single ‘offensive’ tweet could potentially wreck your entire career

A businessman quizzed by police over an alleged transphobic ‘hate incident’ has revealed the ‘non-crimes’ could now show up on DBS checks.​

Harry Miller, 54, was contacted back in January by an officer from Humberside Police following an anonymous complaint about some of his Twitter posts.​

The PC told him he’d identified around 30 potentially offensive tweets, in particular a limerick he’d shared questioning whether transgender women are biological women, and said he needed to ‘check his thinking’.​

Read article: How a single ‘offensive’ tweet could potentially wreck your entire career

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