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Prosecutors adopt shocking new 'thought crime' standard - WND
Members of the Crown Prosecution Service in the United Kingdom – the equivalent of the U.S. Justice Department – must follow a new “thought crime” standard based on the alleged victim’s personal “perception.”
In other words, prosecutors must regard a crime a being motivated by hate if the person “perceives” himself to be of a protected class and “perceives” that the accused was motivated by hate.
The concept was featured by George Orwell in his book “1984,” which described a thoughtcrime as a politically unorthodox belief, such as “doubts that contradict” the government’s prescribed belief system.
In the U.K., however, it appears to be reality.
The dictate came this month in the government agency’s “Trans Equality Statement.”
“Any criminal offense which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability; and any crime motivated by a hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender,” the document states.
It acknowledges the “definition is wider than the legal definition to ensure that all relevant crimes that might amount to hate crimes are reported and investigated as such.”
The guidance also states that a third party can make an equally legitimate claim that a “hate crime” has taken place.
And it advises prosecutors to “address Trans victims, witnesses and defendants according to their affirmed gender and name, using that gender and related pronouns in all documentation and in the courtroom.”
The Christian Institute noted the “wide, subjective definition of a ‘hate crime'” could lead to people being “required to lie.”
“A court of law is an arena for truth and justice,” said the institute’s Ciarán Kelly. “People should not be encouraged to make statements they know to be false – especially in a courtroom.”
The guidance also states it’s “more likely that prosecution is required if the offense was motivated by any form of prejudice against the victim’s actual or presumed ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity; or if the suspect targeted or exploited the victim, or demonstrated hostility towards the victim, based on any of those characteristics.”
It suggests that “misgendering” itself can be “a transphobic hate crime.”
The institute pointed out, however, that the U.K.’s first transgender “hate crime” case was a colossal failure.
The judge said in dismissing it, “There is no case and never was a case.”
The complaint was filed by Miranda Yardley, who underwent “gender reassignment” surgery 10 years ago and was accused of harassing a transgender rights activist on Twitter.
“Helen Islan, who works for notorious trans-activist group Mermaids, accused Yardley of committing a hate crime by publicly voicing that people cannot change sex,” the report said. “Despite changing his name to Miranda and under-going surgery himself, Yardley still recognizes that he is a man.”
The argument online was over whether individuals can choose their sex.
As a result, Islan went to police claiming Yardley made her feel “stressed and sick,” whereupon police promptly found a “hate crime.”
The judge said there simply was no evidence.
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