‘Police have recorded almost 120,000 ‘non-crime hate incidents’, it was revealed today – as a judge slammed ‘Gestapo’ police for quizzing a businessman at work over his ‘transphobic tweets’.
Despite police accepting that such incidents are not crimes, they have still been logged on a system and can show up in criminal records checks – preventing the accused from getting jobs.
The figures emerged as Harry Miller, a former police officer, won a court victory against Humberside Police after the force investigated him over ‘transphobic tweets’.
Under the Hate Crime Operational Guidelines, adopted in 2014, forces must record any actions deemed to be motivated by an element of hate, such as racism or transgender-phobic comments, even if there is no evidence to prove them.’
Read more: Police have recorded 120,000 cases of ‘non-crime’ hate incidents – despite accepting they are not illegal – as judge warns of chilling effect on free speech as he slams ‘Gestapo’ police who quizzed businessman over ‘transphobic tweets’