It takes a nation to protect the nation
Please see the attached PDF for the original police document, which contains the anti-objective gem below.
What is hate crime?
In this inspection, we define hate incidents and crimes as:
Any criminal offence or incident which is perceived by the victim, or any
other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone
based on a personal characteristic.
This definition was adopted by criminal justice organisations in 2007, to
promote consistency in the absence of a definition set out in law. It puts the
emphasis on the perception of either the victim or another person (for
example a witness to a crime, or the police officer or staff member who is
helping the victim). The victim doesn’t need to give the police any evidence or
justification to support this perception.
feelings and perception now define reality.
"The victim doesn’t need to give the police any evidence or justification to support this perception."