Glos Police Disability Hate Crime (BSL version)

Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by in Charity, Community, Featured, Health, Politics & Campaigns, Youth

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This BSL version of the film by Gloucestershire Police and students from the National Star College seeks to reassure communities that the police are committed to stopping hate crime of any kind, and encourages people to report such incidents. Sadly such incidents are going unreported/underreported. This film premiered on Saturday as part of the Liberty Festival – click on the Liberty Festival Tag to see more films from the day including opening speeches in BSL and the storytelling workshop in BSL.

Overview of the whole day (no BSL version yet) with bits from the participants, organisers, Olympian Peter Reed, GDance, Storytelling, ‘Deaf Diva’ Caroline Parker and more:

The film describes what disability hate crime (and incidents) is, and how it impacts victims.  It also contains short contributions from Assistant Chief Constable Richard berry, and Chief Crown Prosecutor S/West England Barry Hughes. See non-BSL version at:

Also see these 4 films on Stroud Community TV:

1/3 Is Hate Crime Legislation Unfair? A clip from the keynote speaker Roger Coulson Director of Equality Partnership – includes brief overview of work by Dr Paul Iganski. See:

2/3 Why we need the Human Rights Act? Another clip from the talk Roger Coulson. See:

3/3 Hate Crime; numbers, definitions and more. Keynote speaker Roger Coulson plus clips from other speakers,  Robin Agascar MBE from GAYGLOS and Chief Superintendent Nigel Avron. See:

Lastly the earlier acclaimed film by the Gloucestershire Hate Crime Partnership and the National Star College at:

Hate crime is a term which covers a range of crimes founded on prejudice based on race, religion, homophobia, transgender, disability and age. Last year more than 50,000 hate crimes were reported across England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year and the Crown Prosecution Service, prosecuted 15,284 hate crimes – 10% more than the previous year.


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