Police and prosecutors ‘failing to protect British Jews from hate crime’, new data suggests – The Independent

‘Police and prosecutors have been accused of betraying British Jews by failing to crack down on anti-Semitic crime. New research suggests suspected hate offences targeting Jewish victims surged for the third consecutive year in 2016, reaching the worst level on record.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2017

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Burger van owner prosecuted after going on anti-Islamic rant and refusing to serve a sausage sandwich – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in fines, hate crime, Islam, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences by sally

‘A burger van owner has been prosecuted after he refused to serve a sausage sandwich to a customer who argued against his anti-Islamic views.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2017

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Police failed to protect Bijan Ebrahimi prior to his murder, IPCC says – The Guardian

‘Police repeatedly failed to protect a disabled Iranian refugee as neighbours waged a violent seven-year campaign of hate that culminated in his murder by a misguided vigilante, a report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2017

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Peter Scotter jailed over Sunderland niqab attack – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2017 in assault, hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A man who pulled a niqab off a woman’s face and called her a “stupid” Muslim has been jailed for 15 months.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2017

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Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes increase fivefold since London Bridge attacks – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2017 in hate crime, Islam, London, news, racism, terrorism by sally

‘The London Bridge attacks have triggered a big spike in hate crimes with a significant amount of them being attacks in the street directed at British Muslims.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2017

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Hate crime soared in run-up to EU referendum, new figures show – The Independent

Posted April 28th, 2017 in EC law, hate crime, news, referendums, statistics by tracey

‘Hate crime reports in England and Wales soared in the months leading up to last year’s EU referendum, new figures have revealed.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2017

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Social media firms accused of ‘commercial prostitution’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2017 in hate crime, internet, news, select committees by tracey

‘Social media companies have been accused of “commercial prostitution” and having “no shame” after being grilled by MPs over their failure to take down abusive content.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2017

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Far-right activist decision to be re-examined by CPS – BBC News

‘A decision not to prosecute a far-right activist with links to Nazi sympathisers is to be re-examined, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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‘Record hate crimes’ after EU referendum – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2017 in EC law, hate crime, news, referendums, statistics by sally

‘A majority of police forces in England and Wales saw record levels of hate crimes in the first full three months following the EU referendum, according to new analysis.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2017

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Man jailed for racial abuse on Manchester tram – The Guardian

‘Robert Molloy, 20, was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison over the racist attack filmed by a fellow tram passenger in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Anti-Semitic hate crime at record high, says UK charity – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in hate crime, Judaism, news, statistics by sally

‘Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than a third last year, with recorded incidents now at record levels, charity figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Reports of antisemitic incidents increase to record levels in UK – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in harassment, hate crime, Judaism, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘The number of antisemitic incidents in the UK rose by more than a third to record levels in 2016, according to data released by the Community Security Trust.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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Baroness Williams of Trafford speech to Tell MAMA conference – Home Office

Posted February 1st, 2017 in hate crime, Islam, speeches by tracey

‘Baroness Williams of Trafford speech to Tell MAMA conference Tackling anti-Muslim hatred in Manchester and Beyond.’

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Home Office, 26th January 2017

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Amber Rudd’s hardline speech to Conservative party conference recorded by police as ‘non-crime hate incident’ after academic’s complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2017 in hate crime, immigration, news, political parties by tracey

‘Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative party conference has been recorded by police as a “non-crime hate incident” after an Oxford academic made a complaint about its anti-immigrant message.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2017

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Hackathon app “will help LGBT people report persecution safely” – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2016 in computer programs, harassment, hate crime, homosexuality, internet, law firms, news, victims by sally

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people around the world will be able to report incidents of persecution to international lawyers stealthily through everyday social media, after a hackathon backed by some of the largest UK law firms devised an app.

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2016

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UK adopts antisemitism definition to combat hate crime against Jews – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2016 in hate crime, Israel, Judaism, news, racism by sally

‘The government is to formally adopt a definition of what constitutes antisemitism, which includes over-sweeping condemnation of Israel, with Theresa May saying the measure will help efforts to combat hate crime against Jews.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2016

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Hate preacher laws may need re-examining, says independent reviewer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in freedom of expression, hate crime, news, terrorism by sally

‘Extra legal powers may be needed to prosecute hate preachers who encourage violent radicalisation in private conversations, according to the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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National anti-hate crime campaign to launch after spike in incidents – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, racism by sally

‘A national anti-hate crime campaign backed by the government is to be launched on Thursday in response to the rise in incidents after the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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Sikhs in UK are ‘invisible to government’ despite hate crime increase – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2016 in hate crime, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism by tracey

‘British Sikhs have been “invisible to the government since 9/11” despite increased levels of discrimination and hate crimes, the Sikh Federation has said as a comprehensive survey of the UK’s fourth largest faith group was published.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2016

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