Do Hate Crime Laws Tackle Prejudice Or Are They Symbolic? – Rights Info

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, racism, religiously aggravated offences, victims by sally

‘The government recently announced proposals to extend hate crime to cover hostility towards women, men and the elderly. But has the legal recognition of ‘hate’ actually helped to address prejudice and victim’s rights?’

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Rights Info, 1st November 2018

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Hate crime linked to religion doubled in three years – Daily Telegraph

‘Hate crime has surged across the country, new figures have revealed, with those directed at people because of their religious beliefs doubling since 2015.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 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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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 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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Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity – BBC News

‘A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

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BBC News, 22nd August 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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Man jailed for hitting Muslim woman in the face with bacon – The Independent

‘A man who abused two Muslim women before striking one of them in the face with a packet of bacon has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 30th June 2017

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Stalkers facing longer jail terms for torment caused to victims – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2017 in harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘The maximum sentence for stalking available to courts in England and Wales is to rise from five years to 10.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2017

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Hate crime inquiry head warns against ‘whipping up prejudice’ in campaigns – The Guardian

‘The fallout from the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump should serve as a warning about the dangers of whipping up hatred and prejudice in political campaigns, Yvette Cooper has said, as MPs prepare to examine a spike in hate crime in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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Britain First deputy leader convicted over religious abuse – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2016 in fines, harassment, news, political parties, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been fined nearly £2,000 for religiously-aggravated harassment.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2016

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Prosecutions for hate crimes against disabled people surge by more than 40 per cent in a year – Daily Telegraph

‘The number of prosecutions for hate crimes against disabled people has surged by 41.3 per cent in the last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2016

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Judges overturn practice of double conviction for aggravated offences – The Guardian

‘A long-established legal practice of imposing double convictions for racially or religiously aggravated offences has been overturned by a high court ruling that could influence national crime statistics.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2016

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Tyre slashing was criminal damage but not antisemitic attack, jury decides – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2015 in criminal damage, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by sally

‘Leaders of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities have welcomed the conviction of a man over a wave of criminal damage incidents involving cars in north-east London last year.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Man who threw pensioner’s walking frame off bus in racist attack jailed – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2015 in guilty pleas, harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who shouted racist abuse at a pensioner before throwing his walking frame off a bus has been jailed for 16 weeks, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2015

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Cardiff teenager jailed over plan to join Isis – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager from Cardiff has been jailed for plotting to travel to Syria to fight with Isis after being radicalised by older men in the Welsh capital.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Who, What, Why: Is it illegal to display an IS flag? – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2015 in news, public order, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism by sally

‘Police have been criticised for not arresting a man who walked through Westminster apparently displaying the black flag associated with the Islamic State group. Is such an act against the law, asks Finlo Rohrer.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2015

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London student jailed over Isis terror plot – The Guardian

‘A radical Muslim student who wanted the black flag of the Islamic State (Isis) to fly over Downing Street has been jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2015

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British jihadi who faked his own death faces jail over terrorism offences – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in deceit, news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, violence, weapons by sally

‘A Briton who fought in Syria with an Islamist group then faked his own death and tried to return home undetected admitted terrorism offences at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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Regina v Adebolajo and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 8th, 2014 in appeals, law reports, murder, religiously aggravated offences by sally

Regina v Adebolajo and another [2014] WLR (D) 519

‘A defendant’s claim that he was a soldier of Allah who was, or believed himself to be, engaged in a war or rebellion against the United Kingdom, did not amount to a defence to a charge of the murder of an off-duty soldier.’

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2014

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