Mark Scott a 43 year old man who also has children at the same school approached Jane Currie and Anji Dimitriou and confronted them asking “which one of you ‘MEN’ spoke to my kid?” There was some confrontation’s in the past, an argument over a parking space being the notable offence. He proceeded to call them Dykes, spit on Anji and then punched her in the face (In front of children and other parents). When Jane (Anji’s partner) came to Anji’s defence he punched her and split her cheek open.
I wonder if this Judge (Paul Murray) were standing in a school yard with his visual minority wife and some 6 foot something man came up to her, called her racially derogatory names and punched her in the face, if he would think differently on hate crimes?
It makes no difference if this involves, lesbians, gays, visual minorities of any colour, creed or sexual orientation. To be called out in a public forum and physically assaulted while being called a “Dyke” is the DEFINITION of Hate Crime.
This man punched two women in the face in a SCHOOL yard, and this is his sentence… 6 month Jail term, Anger Management Counselling and to provide a DNA sample to the provincial Databank.
I raise my Gavel and my copy of ‘Human rights weekly’ in honor of EVERY Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Black, White, Hispanic, Indian, Asian, adult, child,. … Person in the world who has ever been the Victom of a hate crime!
It is NEVER Okay to violently lash out at anyone for any reason… Period…
(well unless it is your husband and he forgot to do the dishes while you were away on a week long work engagement and there are bugs crawling in your sink…then he deserved it!)