‘Hate Crime’ Law Restricts Speech, Puts Police Under Pressure, Says UK Telegraph

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(The Christian Institute) A national newspaper has said police time and resources are being wasted by making officers in England and Wales “arbiters of acceptable opinion.”

The Telegraph criticized the police for “the continued harassment of people, often Christians, for making perfectly lawful statements that are decreed ‘hate crimes.’”

In October, the U.K. government announced a Law Commission review to consider widening “hate crime” legislation. This is despite there being 20,000 fewer officers than ten years ago and a rise in violent crime.

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