Merseyside police commissioner funds 24/7 hate crime helpline

Jane Kennedy has announced she will fund national organisation Stop Hate UK to set up a 24/7 helplin

Jane Kennedy has announced she will fund national organisation Stop Hate UK to set up a 24/7 helplin

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Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has pledged to tackle hate crime by funding an independent support service for the region.

Jane Kennedy has announced she will fund national organisation Stop Hate UK to set up a 24/7 helpline offering support and advice to anyone on Merseyside targeted by incidents of abuse, intimidation or hate because of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender.

As well as offering a round-the-clock service by phone or social media, Stop Hate UK will also launch a campaign aimed at raising awareness of hate crime in the region, and steps that can be taken to combat it.

The decision to fund the service coincided with Ms Kennedy joining officers today in raising the rainbow flag at Merseyside Police headquarters ahead of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), which is celebrated on May 17 every year.

Ms Kennedy said she had become concerned that the service available to people across the region had become inconsistent.

She said: “Tackling all forms of hate crime is one of my policing priorities.

"Merseyside Police are committed to eradicating crimes motivated by prejudice, intolerance and hatred.

"Nobody should be targeted by abuse or criminal behaviour because of their sexual orientation, transgender, disability, race or religion.

“We know that all forms of hate crime are significantly under-reported."

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4:49pm Sat 17 May 14

David Scott says...

Does this mean she is paying for it out of her own pocket?
Does this mean she is paying for it out of her own pocket? David Scott
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8:32pm Sat 17 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Is this really required? Just phone 999 like the rest of the population when you need the Police! I suppose she will be employing more cronies.
Is this really required? Just phone 999 like the rest of the population when you need the Police! I suppose she will be employing more cronies. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 2

12:58pm Sun 18 May 14

PaulCa says...

What is this? An elaborate decoy to distract from council attacks on people with no ability to fight back?

One of the most diabolical hate crimes in recent memory was when Jane Kennedy's Labour Party Colleagues oversaw the plundering of £736,756.91 from the bank accounts of at least 16, but an undeclared greater number of learning disabled tenants of council supported living establishments.

They later compounded that by ganging together and voting to keep the portfolio holder who admitted to the abuse, the soon to be courted and feted as Mayor, Councillor Steve Foulkes.

Mr Burgess went on the radio to describe this as "mistakes"... but the public know that it occurred over an 8/9 year period and the whistleblower Martin Morton got the full package of hatred in the form of:

o bullying
o mobbing
o being forced out
What is this? An elaborate decoy to distract from council attacks on people with no ability to fight back? One of the most diabolical hate crimes in recent memory was when Jane Kennedy's Labour Party Colleagues oversaw the plundering of £736,756.91 from the bank accounts of at least 16, but an undeclared greater number of learning disabled tenants of council supported living establishments. They later compounded that by ganging together and voting to keep the portfolio holder who admitted to the abuse, the soon to be courted and feted as Mayor, Councillor Steve Foulkes. Mr Burgess went on the radio to describe this as "mistakes"... but the public know that it occurred over an 8/9 year period and the whistleblower Martin Morton got the full package of hatred in the form of: o bullying o mobbing o being forced out PaulCa
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1:20pm Sun 18 May 14

PaulCa says...

Wirral CEO. The word "mistakes" is repeated 7 times in 29 seconds.
Horrifying...

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Wirral CEO. The word "mistakes" is repeated 7 times in 29 seconds. Horrifying... http://www.google.co .uk/url?sa=t&source= web&cd=1&ved=0CCcQFj AA&url=https%3A%2F%2 Ftwitter.com%2FWirra l_In_It%2Fstatus%2F4 42327847693455360&rc t=j&q=burgess%20mist akes&ei=JKN4U5n6FYvq OPfrgUg&usg=AFQjCNFM weBuOGofJ_avo2x8Mo_S PMdymQ&sig2=LuGYOZl8 e4AMi58p16h4-w&bvm=b v.66917471,d.ZWU PaulCa
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9:04am Mon 19 May 14

Wirralrob says...

92% of calls will probably be about Globe forum commenters.

However,I do agree them lycra-clad cyclists, they all deserve to be decaffeinated. And don't get me started on that evil Orwellian CCTV-car.
92% of calls will probably be about Globe forum commenters. However,I do agree them lycra-clad cyclists, they all deserve to be decaffeinated. And don't get me started on that evil Orwellian CCTV-car. Wirralrob
  • Score: 0

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