Hate Crime

Hate and Its Tentacles

Patrick Cash | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

I've experienced homophobic abuse in London three times. The first happened when I was 22, and I was caught in a heaving Friday night crowd outside Tottenham Court Road tube station. Across a sea of faces, I made eye contact with a young, white male with a shaven head. He snarled at me: 'fucking poof!'

Is Integration 'Impossible' for Roma in France?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

'Integration is impossible in a country like France which is plagued by debt, the budget deficit, the crisis and mass unemployment!'... Roma generally find themselves in the poorest neighbourhoods of France, which suffer from high levels of unemployment and so are inevitably hostile to newcomers.

'The Murder Capital Of The Internet': Website Linked To Nearly 100 Hate Crimes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

A disturbing trend is emerging in which prolific posters on hate forums are becoming "disproportionately responsible" for racist murders and mass kill...

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Hate Crime Model

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the benefits to people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community of the hate crime approach... Here he explains why he advocates for the Merseyside model of policing prostitution.

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Soar In 2013

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in 2013, new figures have shown. Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences have been carried out across the country in ...

Peru Gay Man Tortured, Dismembered and Burned to Death

Dan Littauer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

A 19 year-old gay man was brutally, tortured and murdered in Peru, reveals a report that has surfaced earlier this week... This hate crime has shocked Peru's public, since the charred remains of Molero's body were found with police reporting signs of the young man having been tortured and then dismembered.

Why I Support Kevin Healey, Leading Autism Anti Bullying Campaigner

Jo Worgan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Many people ask me why I support Kevin as my son is only five years of age; the answer that I give is that he will become an adult on the autistic spectrum. I have no idea about how he will adapt to life as an adult and what level of support he will need, none of us know what the future holds.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

'Atos Declares Coma Patients Fit' and Other Disability Related Welfare Urban Myths

Simon Stevens | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Stevens

I think we are being led to believe some health professional from ATOS has visited a person in a coma, took one look at them, and said yep, they are fit for work! I mean really?

Help the Fight Against Hate Crime

Kate Nash | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

I've never been involved nor had a friend involved with a hate crime before. I didn't know what to expect or how that would feel. I've read stories in the news. I've read about 'The Sophie Lancaster Foundation' online. In fact, I first heard of it because of my friend Mika. On 13 July, Mika went out with one of his best friends - a girl who dresses alternatively and has a lot of tattoos. They were in a chicken shop in Soho when a couple of guys took a disliking to her alternative look. They threatened to stab her because of the way she was dressed, Mika stood in and was beaten so badly, he now has a fracture in his face.

Police Probe Walsall Mosque Bomb As 'Hate Crime'

PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Counter-terror police have been drafted in to help with a major hate crime investigation after a small home-made bomb exploded near a mosque. Aroun...

Anti-Racism Group Back French Man 'Attacked For Being White' On Metro

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

A leading anti-racism group in France has for the first time backed a defendant who claims to have been assaulted for being white on the Paris metro. ...

Justice for Steven Simpson?

Una Morris | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Una Morris

We consider that the courts sometimes fail to recognize disability hate crime, because judges can miss or misunderstand the element of disability-motivated hostility present in the offence.

Violence Against Sex Workers 'Should Be Classed As A Hate Crime'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Violence against sex workers should be reclassified as a hate crime, a new report has said, claiming that the risks associated with prostitution have ...

Police Make First Arrests For 'Emo Hate Crime'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Police have made their first two arrests under new hate crime policies aimed to protect punks, goths and 'emos.' A boy aged 14 and a man aged 44, b...

Treat Attacks Against Sex Workers as 'Hate Crimes' Before Someone Gets Murdered

Andrew Boff | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

Criminals often target sex workers and other 'hate crime' groups, before moving on to the wider public. Two of the most notorious serial killers Peter Sutcliffe and Gary Leon Ridgway initially murdered sex workers before targeting other women. So if we can get sex workers to report crimes, everyone gains.

Challenging Hate Crime: A New Hate Crime Agenda?

Una Morris | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Una Morris

Hate crime is not a new concept. Throughout history there are many examples of groups being marginalised, oppressed and discriminated against. Many of the world's conflicts have stemmed from hatred towards particular groups, and genocide is hate crime in its extremist form. Hate crime is most definitely a human rights issue and should be treated as such.

Attacks On Goths To Be Recorded As Hate Crime

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A police force has become the first in the country to record attacks on goths, emos and punks as hate crimes. Abuse towards alternative subcultures...

'Too Sensitive About Causing Offence'

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

Tragic cases like the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter could be repeated because police officers are too embarrassed to ask victims of crim...

Positive Discrimination in Recruiting Police Officers Would Mean a More Effective Police Force

Faisal Hanif | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

Sir Peter Fahy's rationale behind his proposed idea is the need for a more diverse Police Force to reflect makeup of an increasingly diverse British society. Fahy's proposal would undoubtedly allow the police to understand and therefore engage with BME communities in a better way.

Baroness Warsi Was Right - Anti-Muslim Prejudice Seems to Be Increasingly Acceptable

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

This Coalition Government has made a bold step in trying to counter hate crimes through better community based information. It has supported the Tell Mama project and realises the far reaching consequences of anti-Muslim prejudice

Baroness Warsi Slams Media For Fuelling Anti-Muslim Hatred

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi will hit out at the media for spreading negative stories about Islam on Thursday, arguing it must share the blame for a rise in hate cr...

Man Jailed For Leaving Pig's Head Outside Mosque

Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

A 21-year-old man who dumped a pig's head outside a mosque has been jailed for three months. Rory Rowbottom left the animal part outside the Muslim...

Twitter Should Not Be a Realm Beyond the Law

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Tech
Mohammed Ansar

In this lawless, wild west of a social networking landscape, it's a vital public service that individuals pursue claims for the sake of society as a whole and to send a clear message to others. We have a moral duty beyond ourselves.

Boy Arrested After Ham Thrown At Mosque

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A 16-year-old boy was arrested by police investigating a hate crime after pieces of ham were thrown at a mosque. The teenager was held on suspicion...