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Why are the police at war with free speech?

Why are the police at war with free speech?

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
22/11/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Perhaps Humberside Police are simply unaware of the problems with this claim. For instance, they seem to think that it is no particular bother if the police turn up on a member of the public’s doorstep and start questioning them about their opinions. They clearly see no current or historic occasions when such a procedure went wrong. Nor can they apparently guess why some of us might be concerned at the police taking it upon themselves to decide what is and is not allowed to be said in our society.

The additional problem is that the whole world of “hate-crime” legislation is replete with bad thinking. A hate-crime is a hate-crime if a person says it is so. Meaning that I could decide that from now on every single time somebody does not agree with 100 per cent of my opinions that I have been the victim of a hate crime. We could call it “Murray-opobia”. I think I could provide full-time work for a number of police forces if we agreed to do so.