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UK cops make first arrests for 'hate crime' against emo subculture
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 04-11-2013 | By Alastair Jamieson

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.nbcnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: assault; crime; emo; gay; hate; hatecrime; orwelliannightmare; protectedclass; subcultures; thoughtpolice
The next generation of "hate crimes". Anyone who thinks the left ever stops its advance of stupidity should take note. Giving in just makes them more bold in pushing their idiotic political agendas to the extreme.
1 posted on 04/11/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

assault is assault

it shouldn’t matter who or why


2 posted on 04/11/2013 2:27:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 2:30:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm

Dang. I thought emos were birds similar to ostriches.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 2:30:53 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Maelstorm

or get off because you speak a different language and are an illegal...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006817/posts


5 posted on 04/11/2013 2:32:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Maelstorm

“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.


6 posted on 04/11/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: GeronL

Yep.


7 posted on 04/11/2013 2:34:03 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Yeah, I thought they were extinguished.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 2:34:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Stormdog

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.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 2:38:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm
WHAT? I LOVE Elmo..


10 posted on 04/11/2013 2:38:10 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Not Elmo, Emo...


11 posted on 04/11/2013 2:40:19 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: tet68

is Big Bird an emo?


12 posted on 04/11/2013 2:40:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: tet68; MIchaelTArchangel
I think they were somewhat similar to these birds...


13 posted on 04/11/2013 2:42:40 PM PDT by abb
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To: Maelstorm

I flame Libs everyday three times a day.


14 posted on 04/11/2013 2:45:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“Dang. I thought emos were birds similar to ostriches.”

....and what could be more sad than a flightless bird?


15 posted on 04/11/2013 2:47:27 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Maelstorm

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.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 2:50:16 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Maelstorm

17 posted on 04/11/2013 2:52:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Maelstorm; Revolting cat!

So if I say that Bruce Springsteen fans are stupid, dupes, and have bad taste, that’s now a hate crime???


18 posted on 04/11/2013 2:52:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RFEngineer

19 posted on 04/11/2013 2:52:41 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Stormdog; JoeProBono; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows
If emos are now a protected class, ever'body needs to stop hatin' on the hipsters.


20 posted on 04/11/2013 2:55:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Yo-Yo

Now you have me watching Emo Philips youtube videos for the last 15 minutes.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 2:55:59 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Maelstorm

Why so sad EMO kid?


22 posted on 04/11/2013 2:56:09 PM PDT by Owl558 (Think twice before speaking once)
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To: Stormdog
Oh but come on now. Club Kids are just BEGGING to made fun of.


23 posted on 04/11/2013 2:58:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GeronL

I’ll assult a queer any day!


24 posted on 04/11/2013 2:58:11 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: GeronL

yup.

this bad law just gives the state extra leverage on you if you’re not one of the people/classes/groups they like.

Any excuse for a tyrant.


25 posted on 04/11/2013 3:13:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

bump


26 posted on 04/11/2013 3:15:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Maelstorm

No “hate crime” laws are needed for a crime of “assault” - assault is crime that is definable regardless of the motive of the perpetrator.

If someone is a victim of assualt are they any less of a victim if the motive of the perpetrator cannot be found to fit a definition of a “hate crime” (what about: “she’s might %%^%%$ husband/wife and I hate him/her”).

Hate crimes are nothing other than “thought crimes”. It is not really the “assualt” they are being prosecuted for, as no “hate crime” is necessary to prosecute ANY assault. They are being prosecuted for the thought they demonstrated or expressed at the time of the assault.

A “hate crime” is a thought crime. It attempts to prosecute a particular motive for the same crime - assault - that a different motive would be excused for no more than what it is - the motive.

I do not oppose the bringing forward in the prosecution of an assault the evidence for the motive behind the assualt, no matter what that motive is. But to call one motive a separate crime is a miscarraige of justice and is really nothing other than prosecuting someone for their thoughts.

Accepting the very legal concept of “hate crime” is a totally dangerous slippery slope down to where it only takes some majority to say some opionions are “hate crimes”.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 3:20:46 PM PDT by Wuli
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28 posted on 04/11/2013 3:21:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: a fool in paradise

Goths, Emos and Punks were branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples referred to collectively as the Goths. These tribes flourished and spread during the late Roman Empire in Late Antiquity, or the Migration Period. The Visigoths emerged from earlier Gothic groups (possibly the Thervingi)[3] who had invaded the Roman Empire beginning in 376 and had defeated the Romans at the Battle of Adrianople in 378.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Club Kids”??? Is that a new “thing”?

[sigh]


30 posted on 04/11/2013 3:50:55 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Club kids goes back to the 1990s raves and Maurey Povich, etc. on trash tabloid tv. Adults wanting to remain young doing ecstasy and dancing to bad techno disco while dressed as crossdressing teletubbies and the like.

A movie about them provided the Home Alone kid with his first “adult” role.


31 posted on 04/11/2013 3:58:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ramius

32 posted on 04/11/2013 4:00:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wow... I dunno how I missed that.


33 posted on 04/11/2013 4:28:07 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius
Next we will be told it is wrong to hate "duck face". But apparently it is always ok to be racist/misogynist/heterophobic against conservatives. That is the way of political correctness.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 4:35:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wuli

I totally agree. The idea of a hate crime is just a way of not just punishing a criminal but punishing what the left would call “thought co-conspirators” who because they see something negatively and express those views it supposedly is just as guilty as the violent criminal who committed the act.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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