Racist Female Hate Crime Protestor Should Be Prosecuted
A female protestor who waved a poster saying ‘No Country for Old WHITE MEN’ at a recent (supposed) anti-racism protest in London, should be prosecuted, says UKIP’s Shadow Cabinet Member for Home Affairs.
Richard Bingley said:
“This is disgusting and debased remark to put on a public poster. If a similar remark was made about any other ethnicity, or age group for that matter, then the lunatic waving it would have been immediately removed, arrested and subsequently prosecuted.”
The poster is handwritten but was, ironically, hoisted alongside an official printed Socialist Alliance ‘No To Racism’ placard.
Mr Bingley added:
“We can only assume that the organisers – the very same ideological puppets of Jeremy Corbyn – have no common-sense or social conscience whatsoever. They should have removed this ridiculous individual and that shocking poster immediately. And then publicly apologised.
“The sad thing is, that if they literally applied their logic, and banned ‘old white men’ from Britain, then their very own ideological Godfather, Jeremy Corbyn (68), would have to pack his bags and leave.”
According to Mr Bingley, there are at least two possible breaches of UK law:
Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986
A section 5 offence comprises two elements:
1. A person must (a) use threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or (b) display any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting; and
2. The words or behaviour, or writing, sign of other visible representation must be within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.
According to some published legal experts (Wingfield: 2016) “Unique amongst the public order offences in the Act, section 5 requires no proof of any intention, nor that any person actually be caused harassment, alarm or distress, only that the act took place within the hearing or sight of a person “likely” to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.” (1)
Hate Incidents and Hate Crime
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and UK police services have recently agreed a common definition of “hate incidents”.
According to the CPS, something is a “hate incident” if the victim or anyone else think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following things:
· transgender identity
· sexual orientation.
Furthermore, “hate incidents” can occur from a variety of methods including displaying or circulating discriminatory literature or posters”, say the Citizens Advise Bureau, who have written an online guide about UK policing and CPS intentions in relation to discrimination.