Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Hate Crimes

Belief Matters … Or Not? The Limits to Free Speech?

Pastor Angus Buchan

Free speech is an essential ingredient of any democratic society. For freedom of expression to mean anything, it must include the right to offend others. You have the right to attack my religious beliefs, political beliefs, lifestyle, sexuality and so on. You even have the right to use intemperate language, should you so wish. I have the same right to ...

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Scottish Government Publishes Latest Hate Crime Figures

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  The Scottish Government has published Hate Crime figures for 2015 – 2016. The statistics, which show an increase in reported crimes when compared to the previous year, are based on incidents reported to the police. Race Hate incidents remain the largest category, with 3712 incidents reported. However, this is the lowest figure since 2003-04. Most other categories show an ...

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Police Scotland Crack Down on Hate Crime

Police Scotland Hate Crime Campaign

This week, Police Scotland launched its Hate Crime Campaign, encouraging victims to come forward and stand up to hate crime. Hate incidents not only cause suffering and social tensions in Scotland but are also a criminal offence. Police Scotland are concerned about hate incidents and are working hard alongside LGBTI communities and organisations to stamp out hate crime. Kenny Craig from Police Scotland ...

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