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In one part of UK, Goths can be hate crime victims
Associated Press ^ | Apr. 3, 2013 1:24 PM EDT | Jill Lawless

Posted on 04/03/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai

If you punch a punk in Manchester, it could be a hate crime. Police in the English city announced Wednesday that they will begin recording offenses against members of alternative subcultures in the same way they do attacks based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

The Greater Manchester force—the first in Britain to take the step—says “Goths, emos, punks and metallers” and members of other alternative groups often endured abuse. …

“Some people discriminate against somebody else because they are wearing a Slayer T-shirt or have long hair,” said Jay White, 23, referring to the thrash metal band. “They deserve to be brought to justice.”

White, a leather-clad, self-described “metalhead—or a dude that likes good music,” said members of subcultures faced discrimination just like religious minorities. “For a lot of people, metal is their religion,” he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: emos; goths; metalheads; punks
. . . and that last sentence identifies the real problem.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
In one part of UK, Goths can be hate crime victims,

I'm confused by the title. Does this mean that violence against them counts as a hate crime, or that the government is giving permission to commit hate crimes against them. Come here emo boy, I want to slap you until you cry.... wait, you're crying already.

Goths, emos, punks and metallers” and members of other alternative groups often endured abuse. …

I do get a certain kick out of Johnny Rotten being protected by government edict like some delicate little flower.

2 posted on 04/03/2013 10:48:36 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Definitely the former.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I saw an emo kid yesterday at Walmart - he needed a slap.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 10:52:02 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Most ‘punks’ - and metalheads - I’ve known over the course of my life can certainly handle their own in a fight. They might not win, but the other guy(s) is gonna get a bloody nose.

Emos.....well, that’s a different story. Personally, I’d think that just raising your voice to an emo would be more than adequate to unleash a river of tears.

Goths are just too artsy-fartsy to even bother raising your voice. They’re in their own little goth doomy universe.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 10:53:13 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

“...Goths are just too artsy-fartsy to even bother raising your voice. They’re in their own little goth doomy universe.”

Hey, hey, hey...ain’t you got no hots for Abby? (NCSI)


6 posted on 04/03/2013 10:55:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Agreed. Whining and playing ‘victim’ just seems very un-metal to me.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 11:01:17 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

8 posted on 04/03/2013 11:02:54 AM PDT by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: Da Coyote

LOL.

I have to say, I’ve seen some pretty hot goth girls, and I give them credit for their clothes, a good deal of which is often handmade. That’s a skill I certainly don’t posses.

I know a goth locally by the name of Dante. As in Dante Alighieri. “Divine Comedy” is one of her favorite works, and she’s read it in the original Italian.

Goths are, quite often, very well-read and highly intelligent. And the metalheads as well; look at Bruce Dickinson - a true polymath.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 11:03:27 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Olog-hai
Wasn't this covered better in:

Schizophrenic? I'm bleedin quadrophrenic.

10 posted on 04/03/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: windcliff

“Punk Not Dead”


11 posted on 04/03/2013 11:31:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

12 posted on 04/03/2013 11:33:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dainbramaged

13 posted on 04/03/2013 12:39:06 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I have to agree. Goth chicks can be very hot. Same goes for some of the Steam Punk chicks. And both are kinda related.

They love to read and are very creative.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Emos.....well, that’s a different story. Personally, I’d think that just raising your voice to an emo would be more than adequate to unleash a river of tears.

I can PERSONALLY attest to that! Using my old NCO volume reduced my stepdaughter to a quivering mass of eyeliner and hair dye...

15 posted on 04/03/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

16 posted on 04/03/2013 12:44:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KarlInOhio

Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard need protection, too!


17 posted on 04/03/2013 12:46:44 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: History Repeats

Check out “Blaster Bags” for goths. Very cool. I almost want one.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
look at Bruce Dickinson - a true polymath.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 12:52:31 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Lx
What I want to see is Mods VS. Muzzies


20 posted on 04/03/2013 1:55:49 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I do get a certain kick out of Johnny Rotten being protected by government edict like some delicate little flower.
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21 posted on 04/03/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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