Thursday, 11 April 2013
Another first for Tameside
The 16-year-old boy – described as an ‘emo’ – was punched in the face in Tameside. Two arrests were made in what is now being treated as a hate crime because the victim has an alternative lifestyle.The case is the first since Greater Manchester Police adopted new crime recording procedures to cover members of alternative cultures. It means GMP will record offences committed against goths, or other sub-culture groups, as hate crimes, as they do already with offences aimed at race, disability or sexual orientation.
A 14-year-old boy and a man aged 44, both from Manchester, were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and questioned. They have been released on police bail until May 7 pending further enquiries
Assistant Chief Constable Shewan said : “It is unfortunate that this incident happened but the fact we were able to identify this as a hate crime is very positive. Just last Thursday we announced that we will now record alternative sub-culture as a hate motivation. We hope this encourages victims to continue to come forward.” Manchester Evening News
Have you ever imagined what it must have been like living in Salem in 1692? Mass hysteria took hold which resulted in the notorious Salem witch trials. I often think there are similarities between the hysteria which lead to the witch trials and the modern day hysteria linked to minority rights.
This incident in Ashton appears to have been an unfortunate but not a rare event. Sadly reports of people being assaulted by thugs is commonplace in modern Britain. The reason this particular story is receiving national and international news coverage is because it is the first arrest to be carried out under new 'hate crime' policies introduced by GMP.
The following groups have special status in modern Britain in the eyes of the law: Gypsies, non-whites, immigrants regardless of colour, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, disabled people, transsexual people, gay and lesbian people and now goths and emos. As the list of these groups who are afforded 'special status' in the eyes of the law continues to grow, would it not be easier for the law just to create two categories? The first group could be those listed above and known collectively as priority groups and the rest of us who do not fall into these groups could be known as secondary groups.
I know that is a bonkers suggestion, but in effect that is what is happening. The policies of division being implement by the fanatical PC zealots who infest all echelons of the police and judiciary are determined to create a two tier justice system.
If you take a look at this government press release from 2011 you may begin to realise that what I talk is not all hot air. Why should it be that a murderer gets a minimum starting point of thirty years if they kill a transgender, disabled or anyone who falls into one of the 'special status' categories, but if they killed a person outside the special interest categories - such as I, they would have no minimum starting point and could realistically be released within ten years.
The cornerstone of our civilization is that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law but unfortunately we are now witnessing the abandonment of that founding principle and just as in Salem where mass hysteria and fear prevented good people speaking out, the same thing is happening in Britain where people are cowering in submission for fear of falling victim to the PC enforcers which in effect is leading to a situation not as Orwell told of where all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others but where all victims are equal but some victims are more equal than others. Tameside Citizen