Thursday, August 06, 2015

The bad girl of British TV questioned by police for 'inciting racial hatred'

Katie Hopkins, the outspoken newspaper columnist, has been questioned by police over allegations she incited racial hatred with an article about migrants.

The controversial media personality was criticised for a piece in The Sun in April in which she compared asylum seekers to "cockroaches".

Hopkins, 40, also said she would use "gunships" to halt boats from crossing the Mediterranean just a day after hundreds of migrants were killed off the Sicilian coast.

The column is alleged to have dehumanised migrants by labelling them “feral” and describing them as “spreading like norovirus”.

Hopkins' piece was reported to police by Peter Herbert, the Chair Society of Black Lawyers. He earlier claimed it included “some of the most offensive, xenophobic and racist comments I have read in a British newspaper for some years”.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The Metropolitan Police Service received allegations of incitement of racial hatred following an article published on 17th April.  "The Special Enquiry Team of the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

"On Thursday, 30 July, a 40-year-old woman attended a central London police station by appointment and was interviewed under caution. She was not arrested."



Anonymous said...

Investigating such petty complaints by random offended parties is waisting police time that could be better employed with real crime, as well as wasting tax-payers' money that is stretched too far as it is.

Anonymous said...

wasting police time that could be better employed in the capture of immigrant criminals.
There fixed it.

Bird of Paradise said...

Why dont they start invesigating these radical muslims their allowing into their nation

Anonymous said...

I feel truly sorry that someone could have devoted the time and money required to study and qualify as a lawyer but not understand that a society that will not allow people to voice contrary or unpopular opinions is only one step away from a totalitarian regime.

Alpha Skua said...

So someone says that Christ is the only way and gets arrested for Hate Speech Stupid idiots Blame Darwin for this crap