I don’t know how many times I will have to say it, but the fact is that for a claim to be made that a crime has been committed, be it “hate” or otherwise, charges must first be laid and a conviction obtained in a court of law. Anything else is an assumption, and as we all know, to “assume” means to make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”.
To record every single phone call or complaint as a “crime” is misleading, and unnecessarily disturbing to society. Then again, it is very helpful to those who try to spread fear amongst their compatriots in order to gain support for further restrictions on freedom of speech, or to squeeze out ever more funds for Israel Bonds, and above all, for those who make a very good living from the “human rights” industry which would perish were it not for “hate”.
In my article “Hate crimes overkill” published on April 11th of this year, I had this to say: “…hate crimes have a disturbing habit of increasing proportionately to the perceived need for money to fight them, and there are many documented cases of ‘hate-crimes’ being committed by some Jews in order to advance their cause by instilling unnecessary fear and distress into their Jewish compatriots.”
This invites legitimate speculation as to the motives or agenda of some of those who complain the loudest.
Notice that the following story contains no data whatsoever on the number of charges laid, and the number of convictions obtained.
Such stories rarely do.
Police-reported hate crimes up 42% in 2009: StatsCan
Leslie Ferenc: June 8th, 2011
B’nai Brith is calling for more resources to combat hate crimes following a Statistics Canada study that found police-reported incidents increased 42 per cent nationwide between 2008 and 2009.
The numbers “may under-estimate the true extent of hate crime in Canada,” because not all incidents are reported to police, according to Stats Canada analysts. They also noted that cultural, ethnic and religious diversity is changing rapidly.
“With such diversity . . . discrimination or bias can arise. Some of these incidents may occur in the form of hate crimes.”
According to study findings released Tuesday, Canadian police services reported 1,473 hate crimes in 2009, up by 437 from the previous year when a 35 per cent increase was recorded. Fifty-four per cent of police-reported hate crimes were sparked by race or ethnicity, 29 per cent by religion and 13 per cent by sexual orientation, which rose 55 per cent in 2009.
The study also found seven in 10 religiously motivated hate crimes reported targeted the Jewish community, up 71 per cent from 2008.
“We are very disturbed by the findings of this study,” said Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada who noted the rise in reported hate crimes targeting the Jewish community “should be a cause for alarm.
The Stats Canada study also found:
• Police-reported hate crimes against all racial groups rose in 2009. The largest increase was against Arabs or West Asians, which doubled to 75 incidents.
• Blacks were the most commonly targeted racial group with 272 reports or 38 per cent of all racially-motivated incidents in 2009.
• Violent offences, such as assault, accounted for about four in 10 hate crimes reported by police. Violent offences were particularly more common among hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation.
• 54 per cent of reported hate crimes involved mischief offences, such as graffiti or vandalism. Numbers were highest among youth and young adults for both victims and accused.
See original here.
See also “Ontario region has highest number of hate crimes per capita” here.
See my article “Hate crimes overkill” here.
See my “Free Speech & Hate” category here.