Hate crime

 

This man came onto the new Northampton Gurdwara and Community Centre site and told us to F@@k off back to Pakistan

This man came onto the new Northampton Gurdwara and Community Centre site and told us to F@@k off back to Pakistan

So far this we’ve reported 99 hate incident reports since April.  Most of them have been on line but some like the one above which have been off line.

There’s a lot made of the hate incident definition which emerged out of the Macpherson Inquiry Report following the tragic death of the young black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

“A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person” 

(emphasis added)

Macpherson Inquiry 1999 

“A religious hate incident is any incident which is perceived to be on the basis of religion by the victim or any other person”

 “A disability hate incident is any incident which is perceived to be disablist by the victim or any other person”

 “A homophobic incident is any incident which is perceived to be homophobic by the victim or any other person”

“A Transgender hate incident is any incident which is perceived to be on the basis of transgender, transsexual or transvestite status by the victim or any other person”

If you see a hate incident online, in the street, at work, school or college, get in touch. You don’t have to report it to the police. It maybe more appropriate to report it to a local Council, Housing Association or another agency. If you are unsure you can also ask us for advice or ask us to make the report either using your name of anonymously. Let’s make sure that we challenge hate by doing the right thing and reporting it.

We’re planning a week of action on Hate crime between the 10th and 17th October this year.  We’ll be having events across the County.

On 14th October at 7pm we’ll be having an event on Kettering Market Place. The event will focus on all hate crime but will highlight disability hate crime.

On 16th October at 7pm we’ll be having an event in Northampton town centre  (venue to be confirmed).  The event will focus on all hate crime but will highlight homophobic and transphobic  hate crime.

On 17th October at 7pm we’ll be having an event in Wellingborough town centre  (venue to be confirmed).  The event will focus on all hate crime but will highlight racist and religious  hate crime.

We’re looking for performers, poets and volunteers for these events. Please get in touch if you can help us.

 

 

 

 

 

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