pennine: Pity both Government & Police didn’t put as much welly into protecting native British &British Sikh kids from racist child-sexual-abuse by Immigrant Pakistani Muslim Males up & down our land, as they do with a perceived “Hate Speech Crime.” We Need More Plod Down On Our Streets, Instead Of Gliding Around In Their Aircraft Snooping On Our Online & Telephone Activities All The Time.
If someone is inciting violence or harassing anyone, it’s agreed that this is unacceptable behavior & needs dealing with, but surely through the normal methods of policing as part of their work.
But it is wondered whether this is a sinister “round up” or ” gagging- of & shutting mouths” of those who campaign for justice, decency & truth & integrity to be seen working within establishments OR is it just the creation of just another Jobs/Careers for the boys&girls outfit? Either way how can squandering of taxpayers’ money in this way be justified, in these days of financial austerity of which the common people are bearing the brunt of paying?
Courtesy of Martin Beckford & Mail-On-Sunday
Police Tighten Their Crackdown On Vile Internet Trolls
- The Home Office will spend £200,000 on setting up a hub against abusers
- Home secretary Amber Rudd said what is illegal offline is currently legal online
- She says the hub will change that and make the public feel more confident
Published: 00:09, 8 October 2017 | Updated: 10:33, 8 October 2017
Vile internet trolls are to be targeted by the first national police unit dedicated to tackling online hate crime.
The Home Office is spending an initial £200,000 on setting up the ‘hub’ in the hope that it will see more web users prosecuted for targeting minorities with abuse on social media.
A small team of officers will assess reports made to police website True Vision and improve investigations by removing the doubt over which local force is responsible when suspect and victim live in different areas.
Home secretary Amber Rudd complained that what is illegal offline is legal online, something she says the hub will change
They will also contact tech giants to ensure hate speech is deleted from websites.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said last night: ‘Online hate crime is completely unacceptable.
‘What is illegal offline is illegal online, and those who commit these cowardly crimes should be met with the full force of the law.
Last year police set up the first unit of detectives dedicated to investigating online abuse, leading to fears it could chill free speech
‘The national online hate crime hub that we are funding is an important step to ensure more victims have the confidence to come forward and report the vile abuse to which they are being subjected.’
The move comes after The Mail on Sunday revealed last year that Scotland Yard was setting up the first unit of detectives dedicated to investigating online abuse, prompting fears that they could chill free speech by acting as a ‘thought police’ for risque jokes or unpopular views.