Skip to comments.UK cops make first arrests for 'hate crime' against emo subculture
Posted on 04/11/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Two people were arrested in Britain Thursday over an assault on an "emo" teenager -- the first such move after police began recording attacks on subculture members as hate crimes.
The term, short for emotive or emotional, usually refers to an introspective style of music -- somewhere between punk and grunge -- and its associated fashion styles.
Earlier this month, Greater Manchester Police became the first force in the U.K. to treat attacks on groups such as goths, emos and punks in the same way as crimes based on race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The 16-year-old victim was distinctively dressed as an emo in an eastern suburb of the northern England city when he was punched in the face Monday evening, the Manchester Evening News newspaper said.
The victim describes himself as an emo, police said in a statement, adding that officers had arrested a 14-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man over the attack.
The assault has been reported as an alternative subculture hate crime and will be investigated as such, the statement added.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the injured teen was hit "several times."
Garry Shewan, assistant chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, said: "It is unfortunate that this incident happened, but the fact we were able to identify this as a hate crime is very positive. Just last Thursday we announced that we will now record alternative subculture as a hate motivation."
"We hope this encourages victims to continue to come forward so we can take positive action against offenders," he added.
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assault is assault
it shouldn’t matter who or why
Exactly. You shouldn’t get your crime investigated by the FBI simply because you are a certain color, belong to a sub culture, or sexual orientation while others get only routine attention.
Dang. I thought emos were birds similar to ostriches.
or get off because you speak a different language and are an illegal...
“The next generation of “hate crimes”.”
The natural progression for this sort of nonsense is that when everybody becomes “special”, then no one is.
And then the idiotic process starts all over again.
Yeah, I thought they were extinguished.
Don’t worry they won’t include people like us in their protections. The point is to use law enforcement as an instrument of political social change rather than prosecute crimes equally. It so that anytime a leftist or one of the groups they look kindly on is attacked that they can automatically have the profile of such cases raised to produce a public perception that these victim groups are in need of constant political and social attention.
is Big Bird an emo?
I flame Libs everyday three times a day.
“Dang. I thought emos were birds similar to ostriches.”
....and what could be more sad than a flightless bird?
Did you hear about the latest in gene-modification? They’ve developed it for your lawn. it’s called “EMO-GRASS”.
You plant it in your yard, and it cuts itself.
So if I say that Bruce Springsteen fans are stupid, dupes, and have bad taste, that’s now a hate crime???