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

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Hate crimes against Metropolitan police up 56% in two years – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in hate crime, news, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of police officers and staff in London subjected to racist or religious hate crime has risen by more than 50% in two years, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

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Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed. The three male youths, two aged 16 and one aged 17, were each sentenced to six months in prison at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 14 September, after admitting violent disorder and, in one case, possession of an offensive weapon.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2017

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Leicester City fan fined for chanting homophobic hate at Brighton supporters – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in fines, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, sexual orientation discrimination, sport by tracey

‘A football fan has been fined after admitting chanting homophobic abuse at rival supporters during a Premier League match.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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Song labelling gay couple ‘fairy’ and ‘fag’ is not homophobic, court rules – The Independent

‘A song labelling gay men as “fairies” and “fags” is not homophobic, a court has ruled.’

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The Independent, 12th September 2017

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UK considers internet ombudsman to deal with abuse complaints – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in complaints, hate crime, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Ministers in the UK are considering creating an internet ombudsman to deal with complaints about hate crimes and are pressing ahead with proposals for a levy on social media companies to help pay for the policing of online offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2017

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CPS to crack down on social media hate crime, says Alison Saunders – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

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Extremists on campus – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 4th, 2017 in freedom of expression, hate crime, Islam, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘The High Court has thrown out a number of challenges to the government’s efforts to prevent extremism on university platforms.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th August 2017

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Online trolling laws under consideration following abuse of MPs – The Independent

‘An investigation into the abuse of MPs and parliamentary candidates is considering whether new laws are needed to protect public servants because of the rise of social media.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2017

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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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