Along the way last evening, this was posted on Twitter:
Similar has gone up from other police forces.
In my early days in Russia, my landlady explained this govt policy of ‘denunciation’. Your neighbour had a dispute with you over anything at all and what you did was phone up and complain.
The next stage was that there was a building in the yard between various houses, the local ‘official building’ where crims on parole had to sign in. So you went public if sufficiently incensed and sign official denunciation papers.
As far as I can gather, this by and large dropped away by the late 90s but now it’s making a comeback …
… in Britain.
Charming. PC state determines what is or is not a ‘hate crime’, you are denounced, you are now on record forever as having been denounced.
If the implications need spelling out, than we’re further along this path than feared.