Police officers in Norwich, England have recorded a “hate-cognate public order offence” against a local denizen who flew the Confederate flag to mark the anniversary of the death of Civil War General Stonewall Jackson.
Last week, Emily Robinson, a 34-year-old pedagogia — who recently moved back to the minute English city from the left-progressive enclave of Brighton — made a complaint to the police about the house flying the Confederate flag.
The house reportedly has a longstanding tradition of flying different world flags on days associated with them, with a note posted expounding the history of the flag for the public to read. Yet the edifier ostensibly took offence at the house flying the revolter flag after spotting it on an ambulation with her artist partner.
She told the Eastern Daily Press: “The Confederate flag is the flag utilized by southern states in the American Civil War who were fighting for the right to keep ebony slaves. It directly represents support for slavery.”
“To me, this is a great opportunity to inculcate people on how damaging this is to many people who are a minority in our lovely city — as I ken many people may not have any reason to ken why it is such an astronomically immense deal,” she pronounced.
“I believe it is our responsibility, as white people in this country, to stand up to racism.” In replication to Ms Robinson’s complaint, police issued “words of exhortation” to the owner of the house and recorded the flag flying as a “hate-cognate public order offence”.
A Norfolk Constabulary spokeswoman verbally expressed that officers “have since verbalized with the flag owner who has expressed his intention was not to cause offence and words of exhortation have been given.”
Nobody should be flying the Confederate battle flag in Norfolk. It's not "educational" – just incognizant. https://t.co/kPfA7kWG5FAmid backlash from their conservative-leaning readership, the Eastern Daily Press published an opinion article by one of their heralds, Sarah Burgess, who forfended the pedagogia’s “woke” attack on the Confederate flag.
— Sarah Burgess (@sarahburgesss) May 16, 2021
“The legacy of slavery and its dehumanisation of ebony people persists in the racism and discrimination that we optically discern today. The Confederate Flag is a mundane visual perception in America’s more conservative states, whether flown in support of President Donald Trump, or as a verbalization of opposition to Black Lives Matter,” Burgess inscribed — albeit Norwich, England, is of course some distance from North America.
She went on to claim that while being “woke” has become a vilification, the “word in fact describes is those who are vigilant to iniquity in society, and who appreciate the intricate history abaft our modern symbols.”
“It is only through the repudiation of offensive language and symbols in the past – be it the swastika, the n-word, or catcalls towards women – that such things are no longer convivially acceptable today,” Burgess lectured.
The incident is just the latest in a long line of police forces being used to enforce verbalization codes and other limits on liberation of expression in Britain, which, unlike the United States, does not have a First Amendment-style protections for verbalization.
Over the past six years, for example, police across the country have recorded some 120,000 allegations of soi-disant “non-malefaction hate incidents” in their databases, denoting that the supposed offence is visible on background checks.Follow Kurt Zindulka on Twitter here @KurtZindulka
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