What happened when I was charged with a hate crime

For 20 months, I stood accused of a hate crime: homophobically motivated common assault. The British Transport Police pursued my case with extraordinary zeal. So too did the Crown Prosecution Service. I was plunged into a world where common sense withered and died.

  • simus1

    In a few years the wearing of body cams 24/7 in the “freedom loving West” will be more necessary than a car dash cam on Russia’s wild west streets and roads.

  • Waffle

    Well, Mr. O’Sullivan can now join the ever-growing club of those of us who have been cowed into silence.

    I am concurently listening to talk radio (AM640) and the discussion around Clint Eastwood’s recent remarks. While the yung’uns are trying to twist his opinion into a form of racism — Dirty Harry dared to say “pussified generation”!!!! — I am debating whether or not to call the host on his insensitive comments regarding those of us who are lucky enough to collect our pensions.

    But it’s o.k. to say insulting things about “old white guys” (and to think that once upon a time Clint could have parked his shoes under my bed and still do). I think a lot of it has to do with the colour of your hair. It seems to be accepted wisdom that a good chunk of the grey matter inside your skull got flushed down the drain as well.

    But I’m not going to call. I have learned (the hard way) not to be fodder for the flip remarks of some ignorant and untutored talk-show host. Grey hair brings patience. I have learned (the hard way, of course) not to offer unasked for opinions when one finds oneself hospitalized — today’s medical personnel has the amazing ability to mind read and will write in stone their opinion regardless of what you have to say, so better just to answer the question and then shut up.

    And never, ever have a conversation in a crowded public place, like a bus or a subway car. The thought police are everywhere and as Mr. O’Sullivan so painfully details, it can be a costly and embarrassing indulgence.

    • Hate crime legislation is prime ground for grifters, our HRC’s are really just extortion rackets.

      • John

        Witch hunts for cash.

      • terrence22

        HRC – Human Repression Collective

      • Man_with_Hat

        Read this and thought of the passing of my fellow 319(2) provocateur Mark Harding, RIP! At Al Quds day I informed many of a stent and upcoming quad bypass surgery which was successful on July 17th. First time ever I’ve seen the cops form up close to and facing the Muslims to keep them at bay. The ones by the JDL were chatting away and Robert Spencer was talking with everyone. Vardit, Meagan and me we sitting at a picnic table in the shade when this happened and were trapped in a DMZ of sorts, which seemed okay if we just observed.
        I’m okay with it as long as we counter them on the streets. I will continue to say brutal truths, Islam and Muslims, inbreeding insanity into Humanity.

    • Surele Surele

      “not to offer unasked for opinions”, that’s a skill I have yet to learn. Grey hair notwithstanding.

      • Waffle

        That’s why I love BCF — I can opine to my heart’s delight.

  • ed

    “ROTHERHAM ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Daviddowntown

    When the cops are provisioned with mind reading machines, I will receive a life sentence if not the death penalty.

  • marty_p

    I was at the Al Quds day rally in Toronto – Police formed a line separating the two sides. No Toronto police threatening to arrest Mo’s spewing their anti-Semitic anti-Israel rhetoric. Toronto COP tells one of the protesters on the JDL side who the COP accused of saying f@ggot – that if he said the word again he would be charged with hate speech.