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A Scottish court has fined Terry Myers £280 (about $345) for sending threatening emails to his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Because the man was born in Ireland and Myers referred to him as a "leprechaun," the sentence carried an enhanced penalty for racial aggravation.

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  1. Umm, if the Scottish and Irish are both Celts (along with Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons), how would hate speech even apply?

    By this standard, anytime a black rapper uses the N word, he would have a price on his head. Not to mention LGBT people who call someone queer.

    1. That was my thought. Weren’t the Scotti an Irish tribe that invaded what is now Scotland?

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        First time I came across one of these types of stories I sent it to him along with a copy of 1984.

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    2. But with the last name Myers, he is Germanic.

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  3. Go read the next item; nothing to see here.
    No chance at all that ‘hate speech’, defined by hateful people, has a slippery slope.
    Move along, now.
    Excuse me sir; I said move along. Are you being non-compliant?

    1. Along this vein of thinking I just want to say officially, I will not comply and I do not consent.

      That is all.

  4. Move along now, or I’ll throw you in the back o’ me paddy wagon.

  5. Which is the race in question? Irish or Leprechaun?

    1. I thought the implied race was ginger

  6. What about his lucky charms?

  7. Was this man abnormally short?

  8. We’ve gone too far with this woke thing when even the Micks are considered their own race. Are we back in the 19th century or something?

    1. But this was Mick on Mick. How can it possibly even be h8 speech?

  9. I wish someone would call me a leprechaun. Or a cracker. That shit is hilarious.

    1. Leprechaun Cracker

  10. Count Dankula was the test case.

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