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Scotland gets it right

Postby Ralph » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:40 pm

I thought the folks here might be interested in this article... particularly in light of Freedomforall's link the other day :-)
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/lat ... es-racists
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby lazerr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:00 pm

:D Nice Article
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:06 pm

It would be nice to see that here in the USA. I think they have it right and the police there will uphold the law there too.
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby Freedomforall » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:08 pm

Nice post! We need to send this to the head tyrant in charge of the Metropolitan Nashville police department. They used to call him the axe man. Oh the stories and skeletons in the closet!!
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby shadowfax » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:21 pm

Well done Police Scotland. :)
Let's hope that other police authorities pick up this campaign.
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:25 pm

Freedomforall wrote:Nice post! We need to send this to the head tyrant in charge of the Metropolitan Nashville police department. They used to call him the axe man. Oh the stories and skeletons in the closet!!


Tell us more about this "AXE" man!!
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby crfriend » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:15 am

Ralph wrote:I thought the folks here might be interested in this article... particularly in light of Freedomforall's link the other day :-)
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/lat ... es-racists

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in practise. "Hate crime" is a very, very slippery slope, and pretty soon it becomes impossible to articulate a dissenting thought without the possibility of prosecution.

I still vividly recall a conversation in an elevator back in the 1980s from an Israeli family about the "Final Solution to the Palestinian problem"; I was aghast at that comment because I have studied some history -- and if I'd called them out on it [1] I'd have gone to jail. So I clammed up in the face of needing to point something out. What sort of "freedom" is that? Is this the sort of world we desire to create?

Note that I am not condoning idiot behaviour here -- and that's what these laws are supposedly designed to curb, justifiably so; where they go horribly wrong is when they criminalise legitimate dissent, conversation, and debate.


[1] Even if I'd just mentioned, "Do you have any idea what you just said and who you were channelling?" I had relatives who fought wars against that insanity; it pains me that it's still going on.
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Re: Scotland gets it right

Postby Pdxfashionpioneer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:13 am

The comment you didn't make would not have landed you in jail anywhere in the US.

Hyperbolizing that way puts you in the company of Trump & Friends.

I KNOW that's not the company you want to keep.
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