Our freedoms are disappearing before our eyes and an authoritarian state is taking its place. Man faces hate crime charge in Scotland over dog’s ‘Nazi salute’. The full story:
A man has been arrested over an online video that reportedly shows a dog making a Nazi salute.
The 28-year-old, from Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, faces hate crime charges over the video, Police Scotland said.
The clip allegedly shows a pug sitting in front of a screen showing footage of Adolf Hitler and appearing to make Nazi salutes.
Officers said the video had been shared online and “caused offence and hurt to many people in our community”.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 28-year-old man was arrested on Thursday 28 April in relation to the alleged publication of offensive material online (improper use of electronic communications under the Communications Act 2003).
“A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
DI David Cockburn said: “Posting offensive material online or in any other capacity will not be tolerated and police will act swiftly to tackle hate crimes that are motivated by malice or ill-will because of faith, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
“This clip has been shared and viewed online, which ultimately has caused offence and hurt to many people in our community. There is no place for hate crime in Scotland and police take all reports of incidents seriously.”
I imagine that this 28-year old would have been arrested by the actual Nazis if he had done it in Germany circa 1933-1945. He has now been arrested by our new Nazis. Who, exactly, is offended by watching a dog making a Nazi salute in front of a picture of Hitler today? If you want to see people making Nazi salutes, there are plenty of images available but you cannot arrest people for showing them in public, or perhaps you can.
Repeal of 18c anyone?