A reported “rise in hate crime” is actually a rise in hate crime reporting, with most being “low level” issues, according to Essex’s Assistant Chief Constable.
Maurice Mason was speaking to the assembled councillors at Thurrock Council on Wednesday night, according to Your Thurrock, and revealed that 46 complaints of hate crimes across the county since last Friday had been logged. This is the “spike” that is being referred to in the mainstream media.
But some of the incidents are as simple as people calling the police to complain about the UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.
“Some members of the public complaining about Nigel Farage, or whatever, that will get recorded as a hate crime no matter what it is. If the person feels its a hate crime it will get recorded as a hate crime”.
Earlier this week Breitbart London revealed how social justice warriors and pro-EU activists are gathering on Facebook pages to encourage one another to report “hate crimes” they witness. Journalists are stalking said Facebook pages in order to find stories.
And the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Hate Crime has also skewered the mainstream media and ‘Remain’ politicians’ narrative that there has been a confirmed spike in hate crimes across the United Kingdom since the country voted to leave the European Union (EU).
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said that while reporting of hate crimes had risen via an online form, there was no evidence to suggest that this was uniquely related to a Brexit vote, nor that the crimes have actually been committed.
Breitbart London has begun compiling eyewitness statements of how Leave campaigners are being targeted and abused for their voting preference, a trend confirmed by the Times Educational Supplement which has said that Leave voters are more likely to be the victims of discrimination than Remain voters.