Katie Hopkins and the Sun Editor David Dinsmore Reported to Police for Incitement to Racial Hatred

Jenn Selby, Independent, April 20, 2015

Katie Hopkins and the editor of The Sun, David Dinsmore, have been reported to the Metropolitan police for incitement to racial hatred.

It follows the publication of a column by Hopkins in the tabloid on 17 April, in which she described migrants desperate to reach Britain following humanitarian disasters in their own countries as “cockroaches” and suggested the government deploy “gunships” to stop them landing on shore.

The complaint was made by the Society of Black Lawyers directly to the Metropolitan Police Commissioners Office, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, at 4.05pm on 20 April.

It reads:

Dear Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe,

I hope this email finds you well. You will recall that I was an independent member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2000 to 2008) and Vice Chair for a period of two years during part of your earlier career at the MPS.

As former Chair of the MPS Hate Crime Forum we did on occasions report incidents of incitement to racial hatred directly to the Commissioners Office for urgent action. More recently as SBL we have done so with anti-Semitic and/or racist comments in the football arena.

The recent comments by the Sun journalist Katie Hopkins, authorised for publication by her Editor and senior staff, are sadly some of the most offensive, xenophobic and racist comments I have read in a British newspaper for some years. These comments comparing the African migrants fleeing Libya to “cockroaches”, almost certainly all “trafficked” persons facing intimidation, violence and extortion at the point of departure represent some of the most vulnerable people in international law at the present time. Many will have legitimate claims for asylum under the 1951 Geneva Convention.

The use of this term employs a word used with devastating results to describe the Tutsi minority and Hutu moderates during the 1994 Rwanda genocide when they were referred to by those responsible for the genocide as “cockroaches”. This fact is well known to journalists and is a matter of historical record proved by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in several judgments.

The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) therefore requests that this matter is investigated as a matter of urgency under the Public Order Act 1986. I am aware that this section requires some intention but given the scale of the tragedy currently unfolding, the likelihood some some of these migrants may already be in the UK having fled during previous months or likely to land here in due course these comments can amount to incitement to racial hatred.

We are in the process of writing formally to the International Criminal Court to petition for an investigation into these comments under the provisions of incitement to commit crimes against humanity.

Given the huge circulation of these comments in the Sun and in the media generally, the propensity for racial violence against people of African descent in the UK is obvious. We request that these matters be investigated as a matter of urgency and the case file be passed to the CPS for a decision to be made as to the merits of a prosecution.

We will submit a more detailed letter in the course of this evening but would request that your office makes a public statement about the need to avoid such comments being made by any in the media whilst this matter is the subject of a criminal investigation.

Our complaint is against the journalist herself, the Editor of the Sun newspaper and other editorial staff involved in the publication of this commentary. We would request that you obtain a transcript of her interview that we understand was conducted on LBC radio on Sunday morning, 19th April 2015.

The journalist concerned sought to justify her comments in that radio interview so may provide evidence of her state of mind.

Yours sincerely,


D. Peter Herbert O.B.E.

Chair Society of Black Lawyers

Hopkins declined to comment on the allegations.


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  • Ronald Roman

    Der Blackies are ruling…because we let them.

    • Jason Lewis

      I know they don’t have the first ammendment like us but shouldnt speech laws for offending be thrown out in any western country?

      • Guest


    • LS Wight

      Yeah. Stop white genocide and deny cultural Marxism.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Advice to the Metropolitan Police: Run this piece of garbage through the shredder.

    • Rob

      I like your profile picture Samuel Hathaway. Reminds me of the good old days when the Europeans dominated the sea and the world. When men were men and women were women.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Absolutely..thank you very much… I’ve been a big fan of ships since 5th grade history when we spent two weeks on Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, Vasco de Gama, Hernando Cortez, Sir Francis Drake, all those great sailors and conquerers who were the real heroes in exploration and discovery. They deserve honor and recognition.

        • Rob

          Sadly it will be considered racist to honor such great men.

          • Ron Cheaters

            Wooden ships and Iron Men. VS Iron ships and wooden men.

  • dd121

    Nobody ever points out how much they hate US.

  • Chip Carver

    The truth will not set you free. It will send you to jail. The Bizarro World of the White West, courtesy of the Red Diaper Kids and their even more vengeful and destructive children.

  • Ed

    Europeans put up with a lot of nonsense yet it’s probably deserved. I understand the Left wingers are making a comeback in the UK. I guess some people are gluttons for punishment or more of the third world washing up on their doorsteps.

    • Charles Martel

      Labour is running with a slogan of “an indigenous underage white girl in every 3rd world moslem take away”

      • EuropeanIdentity33

        After that they’ll be saying Britain is like heaven…72 virgin twelve year old British girls for each muslim that saunters out of the airport. Labour gives a new definition to the meaning of the word scum.

  • MekongDelta69

    Yep – the Society of Black Lawyers calling native Englishmen ‘racist.’

    Not too much irony (and insanity) there…

  • journey

    No blacks pressing for investigation of global black on black killings = no white shakedowns.

    • Jason Lewis

      Surely immigrants being called cockroaches is more important.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    “[T]he propensity for racial violence against people of African descent in the UK is obvious.”

    Really? Evidence?

  • A Freespeechzone

    It’s only a matter of time before this crap comes to the USA—-unless Patriots take a stand and stop it.

    The liberals in this country can’t wait to destroy and shred the Constitution…..

    • Epiminondas

      Do something? We can’t even get Jared Taylor to defend that SC cop. We’re not going to do anything because even conservatives are squeamish on race.

      • dukem1

        Taylor’s right on the matter…Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

        • Speedy Steve

          Wrong! A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

          Rudyard Kipling

          • throttler

            That just shows that Kipling was not always clever.

          • Lexonaut

            Not only that, per BIll Clinton he missed the fact that sometimes a woman is a humidor.

        • Epiminondas

          The day is coming when incidents like that are common. You may want to get over your aversion to killing, because it’s headed our way.

  • CM732

    Her language was thoughtless. We need to become better at putting forward our ideas with language that will attract as many people as possible while offending as few as possible.

    With that said these kind of witch hunts are very worrying in supposedly ‘free’ countries.

    • TruthBeTold

      I have to wonder why people who should know better don’t.

      • IstvanIN

        Frustration sometimes makes people blurt out what they really think.

    • Speedy Steve

      Quite frankly I’m glad they’re offended.

    • UncleSham

      I think its beneficial to have certain people take a more harsh approach. Then when people call those like Jared Taylor an extremist they just sound silly. Good cop, bad cop.

      • CM732

        Hey good point!

  • superlloyd

    She’s only articulating what the silent majority feels. If you don’t like it black lawyers then do us all a favour and go and practice in a black country

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Blacks have figured out what whites are just beginning to realize. They get the double benefit of harassing and intimidating whites on their own turf with little to no resistance through frivolous lawsuits. And of course, the all important money issue, exploiting the white-created legal system to benefit handsomely from their anti-white intimidation tactics. What a deal.

    • journey

      No money for shakedowns except in white countries. Besides, the court systems were originally created by whites. The only reason some resemblance of a legal system still exist in Africa is because of remaining whites like for instance in South Africa.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    They are just one step away from establishing an “Office of Political Correctness” in which all articles involving minorities will need to be approved by a government agency. For suggestions how this might occur please read George Orwell’s “1984”.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    That means it was true.

  • Muh Negro lawyer is a real blowhard.

  • Caucasoid88

    Name’s Benjamin Crump missa. Imma assist wif mah nowlege of da law. Idiots.

  • bv

    It is 1984 in Britain now.

    • Alexandra1973

      You mean Airstrip One, don’t you?

  • listenupbub

    This guy is trying to claim that the whites in Britain are on the same page as people who commit genocide. Are you serious?

    He is not serious. He is just in the battle of racial interests. Unfortunately, us whites have given non-whites a bigger stick in this battle.

  • phillyguy

    Just one country has to stand up for its people, after that happens all hell will break lose on liberals and anti whites.

  • Jason Lewis

    Every true British person should copy her article and write “I agree” then sign it and mail directly to their representative and another copy to the Chair Society of Black Lawyers. Arrest all of us you bastards.

    • Exuberant Auditor

      That’s a good idea, actually. I hope David Ashton and British Activism read this.

  • Tarczan

    D. Peter Herbert O.B.E.

    Chair Society of Black Lawyers

    A Negro with an important sounding title. Dangerous..

  • Hilis Hatki

    Hate is normal, this false “heaven on earth” they are forcing down our throats is not normal. And its a phony, cowardly way to subdue whites.

  • EuropeanIdentity33

    The blacks are just looking out for there own, why don’t we do same thing for Ms. Hopkins.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Thank God for the First Amendment. I am sure that the Society of Black Lawyers will be happy to put these “refugees” up since they are so invested in their well-being.

  • Rob

    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. It was with good intentions that the white man wanted to uplift these darkies, but now that they have been sort of uplifted, they are biting the hand that feeds and making it hell for us.

    • Lexonaut

      The hand that is capable of lifting up is also capable of smacking down. The summer of 2015 is likely to be even worse than last year’s summer and fall in terms of what black people think they can get away with. This year, if they invade the wrong neighborhoods and make trouble with the police standing down, they’re likely to meet with armed resistance from people just like me.

      • Rob

        Good. There should be more people like you.

        • donnie

          There is, millions have lost their quality of life they worked so very hard for up to autumn 2008.

  • John Smith

    Civil rights for cockroaches is the next move by the Left.

    • listenupbub

      Hey, many whites in my generation have gone vegetarian. White guilt sometimes does not stop with the human race.

  • KenelmDigby

    There is no ‘free speech in Britain’.

    So, the next time you hear the BBC pontificating about ‘human rights’ abuses in China, or all the faux outrage over the Chalie Hebdo affair, just remember that.

  • Guest

    D. Peter Herbert O.B.E. Order of the Black Ethnics

  • mikefromwichita

    Offend them openly and laugh in their faces. Stand your ground and make clear the dire consequences they are courting at the first appearance of even contemplating physical contact.

  • Earl Turner

    When you’re not allowed to call a spade a spade, there’s a problem.

  • LS Wight

    Lol. The average black IQ is 85 points. Ok? Do we need further explanation of how they are foot soldiers in a Marxist war for your mind? ! To even attempt to have someone with an IQ of 85 points police the most advanced civilization earth knew for thousands of years, white European, is just impractical! Because, who, besides Marxist victims of propaganda, directed at low IQ criminals, would ever believe this anti white, kabuki theater nonsense!

  • jaye ellis

    Does anyone have links to support pages for this great gal?!

  • Deep North

    To quote South Park: “If you don’t like it you can git out!”.