Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 15 February 2020

‘Police were wrong to check my thinking’: Businessman’s ‘transphobic’ tweets were lawful and officers breached his rights by acting like ‘the Stasi’ and arriving at his work to quiz him about ‘hate incident’, judge rules

‘A man’s ‘transphobic’ tweets were lawful and police breached his right to freedom of expression by behaving like ‘the Stasi’ when they turned up at his work to brand it a ‘hate incident’, a judge has ruled.

Former police officer Harry Miller, 54, claims an officer told him that he had not committed a crime, but that 30 messages he had tweeted or retweeted over the past year were being recorded as a ‘hate incident’.

It is not known what was in the tweets which were later deleted, though he is known to have retweeted a poem which included the line: ‘Your vagina goes nowhere’.

The complaint was received by Scotland Yard from a ‘victim’. Officers in London then contacted Humberside Police to interview Mr Miller after tracing him to his plant and machinery business.

Read more: ‘Police were wrong to check my thinking’: Businessman’s ‘transphobic’ tweets were lawful and officers breached his rights by acting like ‘the Stasi’ and arriving at his work to quiz him about ‘hate incident’, judge rules

The Trigger

From the Web

From our advertisers