Thursday, December 18, 2008

Calls for tough measures to combat racism

The legal system needs to be overhauled so that it can effectively deal with racially motivated crime, according to a new report.

The "Combating Racism and Xenophobia through the Criminal Law" report also calls on judges to impose tougher sentences on those who commit racist crimes.

The study's authors, Jennifer Schweppe and Dermot Walsh of the Centre for Criminal Justice, University of Limerick, said that current law is not wholly suitable for dealing with racism.

The report said the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989 should be updated to include racism on the internet. It also called for Public Order and Offences against the Person Acts to be used as a means of prosecuting racist incidents.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/1218/breaking51.htm

4 comments:

Hail Ireland ! said...

I wonder what exactly will qualify as racism, immigrants stealing Irish jobs perhaps.

Anonymous said...

Will the phony bastards deal with crimes commited against whites (irish) as well! Probably not!

Only whites can be racist right?

Sons of bitches!

Anonymous said...

This why we need radical politics and radical solutions to rid our country of all illegal immigrants.

We cant afford these scum any longer.

Hail Ireland ! said...

There's nothing radical about protecting and preserving what's yours.