The Alex Belfield case has highlighted some problematic and sinister consequences of 'hate crime' legislation.
For those unfamiliar with the case, they can hear about it from Mr Belfield himself who is a popular independent journalist easily found on Youtube.
Mr Belfield has recorded on his Youtube channel how his local Police Service and the BBC have used 'hate crime' and other legislation as an excuse to persecute him for expressing an opinion and sharing inconvenient, and to some, embarrassing truths.
Mr Belfield has taken the brave step of pursuing both the BBC and the Police through the courts for their activities which include breaking into his house on multiple occasions.
Bringing organisations like the BBC and the Police to court is a course of action beyond the capability of most people who have also suffered long term harassment by the Police under the guise of investigating 'hate crimes'.
Step 1 - Vote on Hate Crime Laws
Does the treatment of Alex Belfield and the actions of the BBC and the Nottinghamshire Police demonstrate that 'hate crime' legislation is unjust, abused by the Police Service and unfit for purpose. Vote now!
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