Watchdog cautions on police response to hate crime and warns of post Brexit surge in reports – The Independent

Posted July 19th, 2018 in hate crime, news, police, reports, statistics by tracey

‘Police must address failings in their response to hate crime ahead of a possible post-Brexit surge in reports, a watchdog has warned. A major review found victims have been let down after being targeted because of personal characteristics such as race, religion or sexual orientation.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2018

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Misogyny hate crime in Nottinghamshire gives ‘shocking’ results – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2018 in hate crime, news, women by sally

‘Misogyny and offences targeting women are still “highly prevalent” two years after a police force started treating them as hate crime, academics say.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2018

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BSB agrees further key elements for the future of Bar training – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 31st, 2018 in barristers, consultations, hate crime, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘Following its recent consultation, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed in principle how it should move forward with several further aspects of its review into the training and qualification of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 30th May 2018

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Hate crime charges fall despite reports doubling – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in crime, hate crime, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Fewer people are being charged with racially and religiously aggravated hate crimes in England and Wales, despite a two-fold increase in reports.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Paul Moore jailed for Leicester hate crime car attack – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2018 in attempts, hate crime, Islam, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who hit a Somali woman with his car before going back to run her over as she lay helpless has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years.’

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27th March 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed: Police release mugshots of Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding because of impact on community – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, photography, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘Police have released photos showing the leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First in custody because of the effect their hate crimes had on the local community.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Fluctuating hate crime figures prompt CPS and police to reexamine cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service is working with six police forces to reexamine their hate crime cases to see if the correct decisions were taken following a significant drop in referrals, the director of public prosecutions has revealed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th March 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Man sentenced for stirring up hatred against Muslims on Facebook – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who posted messages on social media to stir up religious hatred against Muslims has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th February 2018

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Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, Islam, murder, news by sally

‘A man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

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Antisemitic hate crimes hit record high as violent assaults increase by more than a third in a year – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2018 in hate crime, Judaism, news, statistics by tracey

‘Antisemitic hate crimes in the UK have hit a record high, new figures show, prompting calls for more “visible and frequent” prosecutions for such incidents. The Jewish community was targeted at a rate of nearly four times a day last year, according to statistics from the Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that monitors antisemitism, which recorded 1,382 antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2017.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2018

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Hate crime linked to schools in England and Wales soars – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2018 in education, hate crime, news, race discrimination, racism, statistics, transsexuals by sally

‘Hundreds of hate crimes have been committed at or near schools and colleges in the last two years, most rooted in race and ethnicity, figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

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Why Should Misogyny Be Classed As A Hate Crime? – Rights Info

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, human rights, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person, according to Article 3 of the United Nations Declaration of Rights.’

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Rights Info, 22nd January 2018

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Make misogyny a hate crime and ‘upskirting’ illegal, UK report recommends – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, human rights, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Misogyny should become a hate crime and taking photos up women’s skirts be made illegal, a major report into the way the legal system protects women has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2018

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Man Utd fan jailed for unprovoked racist attack on Raheem Sterling – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2017 in assault, hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A convicted football hooligan has been jailed for a racist attack on Raheem Sterling that left the Manchester City and England forward in a state of “complete shock”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2017

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Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under proposals to make misogyny a type of hate crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2017 in crime, hate crime, news, pilot schemes, sentencing, sex discrimination by sally

‘Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under plans to make misogyny a type of hate crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2017

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Lesbian couple kicked and stamped on repeatedly in ‘disgusting’ homophobic attack – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2017 in assault, hate crime, homosexuality, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who stamped on the heads of two women in a vicious homophobic street attack has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2017

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Ten years after the death of Fiona Pilkington, have the police got better at tackling hate crime? – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2017 in hate crime, mental health, news by sally

‘Everyone remembers Fiona as the woman who burnt herself to death. They remember reading about her in the papers or seeing her face on the news: a photo of a brown-haired, middle-aged woman with downcast eyes. No one knew her personally. Fiona spent much of her life isolated and alone. Ten years on, residents in the Leicestershire village where she lived and worked still seem disconnected to her death. Locals living just a few metres from the lay-by where Fiona eventually set her own car ablaze struggle to recall the details. “We saw nothing,” one elderly resident says. “There was no fuss here. We had no one asking any questions.”’

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The Independent, 18th October 2017

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Hate-crime prosecutions fall despite spike in reported attacks after Brexit referendum – The Independent

Posted October 17th, 2017 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘The number of hate crimes prosecuted last year dropped despite a spike in reported attacks in the wake of the EU referendum, new figures show.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2017

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Man who shouted anti-semitic abuse at Jewish worshippers has sentence increased – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 5th, 2017 in appeals, hate crime, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who shouted antisemitic abuse at Jews on their way to morning prayers has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 200 unpaid hours of work.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk