Police are criminalising opinions, say campaigners, by Andrew Gilligan, The Sunday Times 12.05.19 | Peak Trans
The original article is here. People warned by the police over comments they made about transgender issues are launching a pressure group and legal action next week, challenging "Big Brother interference" with their free speech rights. The Fair Cop campaign is headed by Harry Miller, 54, from Lincolnshire, who was visited at work in January by Humberside police for retweeting a limerick that said trans women had silicone breasts. The force admitted there was no crime, but described it as a "hate incident" and said it would be monitoring Miller's and his wife's social media accounts. Others involved include the Father Ted writer Graham Linehan, who was given a police warning after getting into a row with a trans activist on Twitter; the journalist Caroline Farrow, who was threatened with an interview under caution for "misgendering" a trans person; and Kate Scottow, who was arrested in front of her children and held in a cell for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a