Look at this tweet from the South Yorkshire Police in the UK:
In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY
But people can take offence to anything, including innocuous things. That’s the thing about being offended — it’s your own inability to control your emotions.
Now a major police force will come and become your little personal army to back up your emotional reaction.
I accept that there is such a thing as a crime that is motivated by a hatred. That’s a motive, sure. But the crime has to still exist. If you punch someone because they are black, for example. But a "hate crime" needs the "crime" part, too. So now a "hate crime" doesn’t even have to be a "crime"? That makes no sense.
More from the tweet:
Hate hurts. Report it and put a stop to it.
Hate doesn’t actually hurt you, except your feelings. You can’t legislate it away.
In fact, if you tell people they’re not allowed to feel hate is going to make them even angrier.
At least 1,400 indigenous, working class British girls were systematically raped — and I don’t mean once each, I mean hundreds of times each, literally millions of rapes — in South Yorkshire, right under the nose of the police there. Raped mostly by Pakistani Muslims.
According to the official report the police knew about it almost immediately. But time and again they were worried about being called “racist” — that’s right there in the report.
These are the people who now seek to get into the hurt feelings business.
If you think this is so kooky, so stupid, so foolish that it could only happen in the UK — well, it sounds like you haven’t been paying attention to the transformation of Canada’s police into social justice warriors, from the RCMP on down...
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