Stories like this:
“A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of “racism” for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.”
Are usually presented as a whacky over reaction by the police who are incapable of exercising common sense.
In this case though, the police aren’t actually to blame. This is because they are simply following the guidelines imposed on them by the government in the wake of the MacPherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence which gave the police an obligation to investigate any racist incident. Racist incidents were defined as:
A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person
The police literally have an obligation to harass blameless individuals who have not committed any crime.
By the way this is my first post, glad to be here.