Attacks on Goths to now be recorded as ‘hate crime’ in the UK.

A major step forward happened in the United Kingdom this week.

“A police force has begun recording attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths and emos, as hate crimes.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the first force in the UK to treat the offences in such a way.

Previously hate crimes were only registered for offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

GMP has worked with a charity set up following the murder of 20-year-old goth Sophie Lancaster in 2007.”

The full story can be found here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-22018888

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