For the police to record non-criminal ‘hate incidents’ is a waste of their time and a threat to free speech
It is compassionate to sympathise with someone who is upset but this should never be a matter for the police. This principle was affirmed on Monday in a wise judgment by the Court of Appeal. The court upheld a legal challenge by Harry Miller, a former police officer, against a national policy for police forces to record opinions critical of transgender activism as non-crime “hate incidents”.
Read article: The Times view on non-criminal ‘hate incidents’: Defending Dissent | Comment | The Times
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