Hate Crimes

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

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 ...

Why I Will Be Thinking About Petite Jasmine on December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Alex Bryce | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Bryce

The issue of the laws around prostitution has once again been brought onto the news agenda by the recent decision by French politicians to adopt regre...

Gays Assaulted by Neo-Nazi Skinheads in Sao Paulo

Dan Littauer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

A gay couple was brutally attacked by groups of skinheads in the early hours of Wednesday morning as they left a gay bar in the center of São Paulo. The couple suffered head injuries and managed to identify two of their attackers after local police detained some of the suspects.

One Year On, Are Police and Crime Commissioners Delivering on Human Rights?

Emma Hutton | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Hutton

The small number of PCCs who responded to our questions stressed how important human rights are to their work, and that they see them as part of everyday policing. Encouragingly, they linked the protection of human rights to equality and justice - values that we all share.

Gay Hate Crime Victims 'Not Being Taken Seriously'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Gay hate crime victims are not coming forward because they believe police will not take them seriously, damning new research has revealed. More tha...

Not Fit For Work

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for the French company in charge of controversial fit-for-work assessments to be "sacked". Liam Byrne, the party's shadow work an...

Germany's Neo-Nazi Problem

David Crossland | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Politics
David Crossland

German commentators have been tutting at the British government's hard line. But Germany needs to focus on its own, very serious racism problem which is being overlooked amid all the hype about its stable economy and well-organized social system.

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.

After Woolwich: Who Are Our Leaders Against Hate?

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Shashoua

As with other horrible tragedies, when the glare of media has dissipated, the effects remain and are added to a long list of issues that we must confront. It will always be a challenge, but with the right kind of leadership the challenge will be easier to overcome.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Jeffrey Seals The Deal

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 24 June 2013... 1) JEFFREY SEALS THE DEAL It's the Spending Review on Wednesday and the chancellor has...

Do Not Downplay Anti-Muslim Hatred Whether Online or Offline

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

Tell MAMA has recorded over 200 anti-Muslim incidents, both online and offline in nature, during the post-Woolwich period. Such incidents have included targeted hate statements and anti-Muslim abuse, through to property being damaged, anti-Muslim literature being circulated and mosques being targeted.

Why the 'Daily Telegraph' And 'Daily Mail' Are Wrong About Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Having researched Islamophobia and anti-Muslim phenomena for more than a decade, I've come to realise that for some people the 'number' of incidents are far more important than the reality of the lives of those affected.

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.

'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...

Anti-Muslim Attacks: Telling MAMA Is Not Going to Solve the Problem

Sofia Ahmed | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sofia Ahmed

Islamophobia has not only passed the dinner table test but it has permeated British society at every level. The media, politicians, security services, policymakers and other public institutions can all be held responsible for the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment over the past few years.

Rowan Atkinson Is Right - We Need More Free Speech - But We Also Need More Responsible Speech

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The right to insult means we should have the right to express our views ‎without fear of prosecution, even if they happen to insult someone. What it surely doesn't mean is ‎the obligation to intentionally trample upon people's sensitivities.

British Rage: Who Are The Radical And The Violent?

Nick Micinski | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Yes, the violent protests in the Middle East are upsetting but so are these equally violent hate crimes in the streets of London and Manchester. Radicalism and violence are not reserved for Muslims; here we see white men (79% of perpetrators of hate crimes were white men) being just as radical and violent.

Amish Breakaway Group Leader Found Guilty Of Haircut Hate Crimes

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

The leader of an Amish breakaway group who allegedly forced his victims to sleep in a chicken coop has been convicted of planning hate crimes by cutti...

Hate Crimes Against Disabled People 'Up By A Third'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

Hate crimes against disabled people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland went up by 33% in 2011, figures have shown. More than 2,000 crimes took ...

The Leveson Inquiry - Failing Disabled People?

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK
Katharine Quarmby

Module One of the judge led Leveson inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the British press following the phone-hacking scandal at News of the World, took evidence in Module One of the relationship between the press and the public.

Hate - The Evil Within

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

Hate crimes are crimes against all of us, as we could be victim. Hate is blind and we don't have the luxury of thinking that it doesn't affect us.

Three Muslim Men Found Guilty Of Calling For Gay People To Be Executed

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

Three Muslim men have been found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation after distributing a leaflet that said Islam called...

Police Issue £50,000 Reward For Student Murdered On Boxing Day

PA | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK

Police investigating the "horrific" Boxing Day murder of an Indian student have offered a £50,000 reward and apologised to the victim's family after ...

Father Of Indian Student Shot On Boxing Day Heard About Son's Death On Facebook

Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

The father of an Indian student shot dead at point blank range in Salford on Boxing Day has told how he learned of his son’s death on Facebook. ...