The response of the officers was promptly blasted. “This is absolutely disgusting, poor girl,” said Andrea Jenkyns, a Conservative member of Parliament, according to The Telegraph. “I will be seeking answers on what seems to me a monstrous and callous overreaction.” A West Yorkshire Police spokesman also spoke out about the matter, urging people to “avoid reaching conclusions solely on the basis of the social media video,” which “only provides a very limited snapshot of the circumstances of this incident.” Yeah. Hard pass on that. Because by the spokesman’s own admission, the child was arrested on suspicion of a “homophobic public order offence.” Sorry, but that stinks. Because “limited snapshot” or not, the fact remains that a teenage girl was harassed and arrested for her words. Who cares what those words were? Even if she had called the officer some truly vile things, you’re telling me that a grown adult (and an officer of the law) couldn’t be the bigger person in this case? Has society and the LGBT mob really gotten so soft and sensitive that the words of an autistic child can lead to arrests? Sadly, the answers to those questions appear to be:
UK 🇬🇧, this may be one of the most uncomfortable videos I’ve had to watch. This is what hate speech legislation that prioritises certain groups over others, looks like in action, poor child 😢 @HMcEntee #binthebill pic.twitter.com/u7B54r7BJ0— KellyS (@SineadKelly113) August 9, 2023
- The far left.
- Apparently not.