Police Scotland’s own hate crime

I was always brought up to respect law and order, but now in my later years as an octogenarian, I have learned with some sadness to treat the police and the law with more than a little scepticism after witnessing the appalling miscarriages of justice enacted upon old friends, now also in their eighties.

They have suffered so much because of the corruption that is endemic among those who are supposed to uphold and enforce the law and laws meant to protect the society in which we live.

Doubtless the internet, with its immediate access to so many homes and individuals, has raised public awareness about problems that have always been there, but about which we have been totally ignorant.

Communication has never been easier or quicker.; allowing us to access more than our forebears could ever have believed possible. This must present quite a problem to those who want to keep us in ignorance – especially when it lets the cat-out-of-the-bag on their shenanigans.

I don’t doubt there are many uncomfortable seats and red faces among those doing their damnedest to keep the lid on their misdeeds, but I also believe the truth will out in the end no matter how much the schemers plot to keep it under wraps. Let’s raise our glasses to the liberation of truth.


Following the Reverend David Robertson’s excellent example, along with at least one other person so far, I have reported to Police Scotland a hate crime committed by Police Scotland itself.  I used the online form that is here.   I encourage you all to do the same, even if you don’t live in Scotland.  (Read on to find out why you don’t have to live in Scotland to report the crime.)

The hate crime concerned is the printing and display of the poster depicted.  The victims of the hate crime are the people of faith against whom this intimidating, threatening, offensive, stereotyping, alarming and distressing hate-speech poster incites the reader to religious hatred.

I actually reported the poster twice, because the online form’s design compelled this: once in my capacity as a witness of the crime, and a second time in my capacity as a victim of the…

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