Not only do police in the U.K. remove screwdrivers and scissors during a “weapons sweep,” they also ask their fellow citizens to report on “hate crimes,” like “offensive or insulting comments.”
In a tweet that genuinely has to be seen to be believed, the South Yorkshire police in Britain implored their followers to report “insulting comments” whether in word or in written form, as part of an anti-hate campaign.
“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,” the blue check marked tweet “reads. “Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY”
Hate can cause a range of emotional responses, including fear, anger and shock. People experience mental and physical well-being issues such as problems sleeping, depression, anxiety and paranoia. Hate hurts and no-one should have to tolerate it #HateHurtsSY pic.twitter.com/0b0zXn74Ht
— SouthYorkshirePolice (@syptweet) September 10, 2018
This morning my wife poured loads of milk on my weetabix without telling me, by the time I sat down to eat it, it had gone all soggy. I feel this was definitely done out of spite! Please investigate immediately 😢#HatehurtsSY
— Roaringpants™ (@Roaringpants) September 10, 2018
Robbery, burglary and muggings in South Yorkshire are up 39% in the 18 months to March 2018, compared to the prior 18 months. Fantastic use of resources here though.
— Home Defence (@HomeDefence_UK) September 11, 2018
(Read more from “Police Dept. Mocked for Asking Citizens to Report Crimes Like ‘Offensive or Insulting Comments'” HERE)