Brickbat: Thought Crime

January 26, 2024   |   Tags: ,
A street preacher speaks into a microphone. | Adam Calaitzis | Dreamstime.com

Police Scotland has agreed to pay £5,500 ($6,967 U.S.) to settle a lawsuit brought by Angus Cameron, a street preacher who was handcuffed and detained for "homophobic language." The agency will also pay £9,400 ($11,907 U.S.) for Cameron's legal costs. The police also agreed to remove a "non-crime" hate incident report from Cameron's record. Last year, Police Scotland entered more non-crime hate reports into its records than the actual number of hate crimes it responded to.

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