It’s all hate crime now

I will confess from the outset that I’ve never been convinced about hate crime legislation, from experience it doesn’t hurt anymore if the people attacking you are calling you names or not, nor do I see why some forms of verbal harassment should be considered worse than another. Still slowly but surely the special interest groups are getting their favoured groups tagged onto an ever expanding list of people you mustn’t say nasty things about. Today it’s the turn of Goths and Rockers to joined the hallowed ranks of special victims, with Manchester police force recording attacks on members of … Continue reading