UK Law Enforcement Are Investigating Children In Playgrounds Now

( The UK press reported this week that police in Wiltshire opened a “non-crime hate incident” file after an 11-year-old boy was called “shorty” and “leprechaun” by other kids in the street.

Childhood taunts used to be a part of life. Now, it’s a “non-crime hate incident.”

According to the UK Sun, the Wiltshire police action over name-calling is just the latest example of “non-crime hate incidents” being recorded by police.

Last December, an Appeals Court ruled that “non-crime hate incidents” interfere with the right to freedom of expression. But that doesn’t seem to stop the practice from continuing.

The College of Policing defines “non-crime hate incidents” as those that might be perceived by the so-called victim or anyone else in earshot as being motivated by hostility or prejudice.

According to the UK Sun, about 10,000 “non-crime hate incidents” are recorded every year in the UK.

Josie Appleton, a free speech advocate from the Manifesto Club told the UK Sun that it “beggars belief” that one child calling another child “shorty” while playing in the street has become a police matter. She added police recording “non-crimes” takes them into “the dangerous territory of policing speech and everyday interactions.”

Ya think?

This week, Paul Joseph Watson did a brief video on the Wiltshire Speech Police’s decision to open a “non-crime hate incident” over a kid being called “Shorty.”

Watch that HERE.