Man convicted of committing hate crime in Hove street

Man convicted for hate crime in street

Man convicted for hate crime in street

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A man who hurled racial abuse at his Asian victim in the street has been convicted. 

Unemployed Darren Arnold, 30, of York Road, Woking, abused the the 29-year-old man in Blatchington Road, Hove, at about 5pm on 2 April.

Arnold, also known as Steven Kelsey, pleaded guilty to causing racially aggravated fear of violence and was given a 12-month conditional discharge when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on July 30.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £250.

Sergeant Peter Allan, the force's hate crime sergeant, said: "I am pleased the court has convicted the defendant in this case and found the offence to have been racially aggravated.

"This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation.

"I hope this case will encourage other victims of hate crime to report such behaviour to the police.

"Hate crime can be reported to us by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, calling 101 or dialling 999 in an emergency. For those who wish to report online, you can do so by completing the short form http://bit.ly/1fTDYJh  which is available on our website."

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11:53am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Seems odd for him to have two names.

If the incident was racially aggravated (not motivated) why are we not being told was motivated the incident?
Seems odd for him to have two names. If the incident was racially aggravated (not motivated) why are we not being told was motivated the incident? stevo!!
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12:30pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

This ****-wipe should be in prison for a long time. Racial abuse is inexcusable.
This ****-wipe should be in prison for a long time. Racial abuse is inexcusable. Youlikemyjugs
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12:46pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Youlikemyjugs wrote:
This ****-wipe should be in prison for a long time. Racial abuse is inexcusable.
Sent to prison for racial abuse when drink-drivers who kill walk free?

You really need to get a grip on reality.

Racial abuse results in hurt feelings, nothing more, nothing less.
[quote][p][bold]Youlikemyjugs[/bold] wrote: This ****-wipe should be in prison for a long time. Racial abuse is inexcusable.[/p][/quote]Sent to prison for racial abuse when drink-drivers who kill walk free? You really need to get a grip on reality. Racial abuse results in hurt feelings, nothing more, nothing less. stevo!!
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2:03pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Caute3 says...

"Sergeant Peter Allan, the force's hate crime sergeant, said: "I am pleased the court has convicted the defendant in this case and found the offence to have been racially aggravated. This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. I hope this case will encourage other victims of hate crime to report such behaviour to the police."

What a £15 fine? Is that what the institutional racists in the police pay then?
"Sergeant Peter Allan, the force's hate crime sergeant, said: "I am pleased the court has convicted the defendant in this case and found the offence to have been racially aggravated. This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. I hope this case will encourage other victims of hate crime to report such behaviour to the police." What a £15 fine? Is that what the institutional racists in the police pay then? Caute3
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3:17pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

"This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. "

The report makes it clear that the man wasn't targeted due to any of those.

In fact, the report doesn't give any reason as to why this incident occurred. All it tells us is that during it, the man was racially-abused (aw, diddums).

It suggests to me that he was partly to blame for the incident and that the police don't want to admit that.
"This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. " The report makes it clear that the man wasn't targeted due to any of those. In fact, the report doesn't give any reason as to why this incident occurred. All it tells us is that during it, the man was racially-abused (aw, diddums). It suggests to me that he was partly to blame for the incident and that the police don't want to admit that. stevo!!
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11:08pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

stevo!! wrote:
"This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. "

The report makes it clear that the man wasn't targeted due to any of those.

In fact, the report doesn't give any reason as to why this incident occurred. All it tells us is that during it, the man was racially-abused (aw, diddums).

It suggests to me that he was partly to blame for the incident and that the police don't want to admit that.
And eleven people agree with me.......thanks for the thumbs down, guys!
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: "This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on their race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. " The report makes it clear that the man wasn't targeted due to any of those. In fact, the report doesn't give any reason as to why this incident occurred. All it tells us is that during it, the man was racially-abused (aw, diddums). It suggests to me that he was partly to blame for the incident and that the police don't want to admit that.[/p][/quote]And eleven people agree with me.......thanks for the thumbs down, guys! stevo!!
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