Thursday, December 15, 2005

When they came for the "homophobes", I didn't say anything, because I am opposed to discrimination in all forms

Steyn, on an incident that's been all over American talk radio this week:

...the other day, the author Lynette Burrows went on a BBC Five Live show to talk about the government's new "civil partnerships" and expressed her opinion - politely, no intemperate words - that the adoption of children by homosexuals was "a risk". The following day, Fulham police contacted her to discuss the "homophobic incident".

A Scotland Yard spokesperson told the Telegraph's Sally Pook that it's "standard policy" for "community safety units" to investigate "homophobic, racist and domestic incidents" because these are all "priority crimes" - even though, in the case of Mrs Burrows, there is (to be boringly legalistic about these things) no crime, as even the zealots of the Yard concede.
As Steyn points out, cops would much rather go after non-violent thought criminals than people who might shoot at them. Thus "homophobia" becomes a priority crime while real property crime goes ignored.

1 Comment:

Pietr said...

What about the guy on the underground they shot eight times(until he died)?
I hear he was begging for mercy in a manner causing distress to innocent passers-by.
Speaking Portugese without due care and attention.
He was definitely caught in possession of a functioning body; the police just had to confiscate it.
Question-how due you re-house a human mind?