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Disability hate crime: TONIGHT on BBC!

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
edited October 2019 in Coffee lounge
Tonight I will be live on BBC News at Five discussing the rise in disability hate crime.

This has come about because of report has shown 14% increase from last year.


Read more about it here in the BBC article.

Disabled people deserve better. If you'd like to catch me on live TV then tune in to BBC News from 5pm. Or, you can catch it here.

Wish me luck, and I hope I do it justice!
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Good luck @Chloe_Scope. You'll be brilliant. :smiley:
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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    I will be watching @Chloe_Scope.  Thanks for letting us know.  You will be great!  Good luck!  :smiley:
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,733

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    You will be awesome @Chloe_Scope
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Thank you for sharing. Just wish you the best and know you be excellent.

    Good to know SCOPE are debating the important issues.

    Take care.

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Ooh sounds interesting @Chloe_Scope! I’m going round to a friend's flat tonight, we will watch it there. 
  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    I'm annoyed that imissed this. i tried to find it on i player but it says its 'unavailable'. I will try again tomorrow.
    i have experienced hate crimes recently so i'll have to make sure i watch it when i am having a good day in terms of my PTSD.
    @chloe_scope thanks for the info.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you everyone!! Unfortunately it isn't available on iPlayer but a friend of mine managed to record it. If you missed it you can watch the interview here. :)
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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    It was a great interview, @Chloe_Scope, and you came across really well.  Thanks for highlighting such an important topic and well done!  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you very much @Ails! :)
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,007 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done Chloe!! You certainly told it like it is in a very calm and sensible way.
    Having eggs thrown at you is absolutely disgusting.

    I suffered a similar incident some years ago, but never got a chance to report it.

    Our car had broken down on a busy motorway and as I sat in my wheelchair, with a nervous poodle on my knee, a car passed at high speed and threw a can of Red Bull at me, which hit the chair. I wouldnt have minded, but it was empty!

    No, joking aside, it was a cruel and stupid thing to do. These idiots think they are so clever!
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Missed it yesterday but just watched the video, you were really good on there @Chloe_Scope !! :) 

    It's not something I've experienced personally as I don't 'look' disabled. And I must admit, I didn't even know it still happened for something as common as a wheelchair!  I just don't understand how people can think you experience their comments/actions any differently sitting down than standing up!  Or maybe they just don't think like that? 

    I am surprised that anyone thinks it's acceptable to treat other people like that for a disability, as well as race or sexuality etc, it's nothing to do with them at all!! :(   




  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you very much guys. @pollyanna1052 I am sorry to hear you have experienced similar things. I think this really is why it needs to be looked at more.

    Thank you for your kind words @OverlyAnxious, a very good point!
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Thought you were amazing. Calm and serene put your points across most elegantly.

    As one who has suffered many forms of abuse. I agree with every thing you have been saying.

    I hope and wish that the people who hurt and harm me could walk  a mile in my shoes.

    All I know is do consider that those who hurt and harm have to be thinking is this may be going to happen to me.

    If they ever got disabled or is that wishful thinking.?

    Do believe in Karma the Avenging Angel.

    As a Christian find it hard to forgive do pray for those that cause a lot of problems for me.

    All I can add is you have  hopefully have sent a strong message .

    Also that SCOPE is always supporting the important issues. 

    Take care and best wishes the weekend.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you very much @thespiceman and I am sorry to hear you have had some awful experiences as well. Wishing you a lovely weekend. :)
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  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 784 Pioneering
    Thank you everyone!! Unfortunately it isn't available on iPlayer but a friend of mine managed to record it. If you missed it you can watch the interview here. :)
    @Chloe_Scope. Thanks for this link. You came across really well. Very interesting hearing your experiences. It's also nice to put a face to a name 🙂
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chloe_Scope Thank you for showing the above link as I was looking for it on iPlayer too. You gave an excellent interview, 'tho I was shocked about what you said had happened to you. And also reading above about @pollyanna1052 & @thespiceman. So, thank you Chloe for raising awareness about this; obviously needed.
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Very educational! I also learned something new about hate crime in general. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @chiarieds   Thank you for mentioning me. Much appreciated. I have to add is does go on from the most unlikely of people in our society.

    You think they would not hurt or harm you but after experiencing a lot of issues and problems.

    In either the work place . I worked as a Civil Servant. Worst place ever for hate crime, disability discrimination and intimidation, bullying.

    Also from certain members of certain professions who obviously has never experienced or met a disabled gentleman before

    Still consider that I am of a part of society or a community they do not wish to be identified with.

    Yet they do may consider in there own mind doing fund raising .  Because it this making them be part of a group or who knows.

    Make them feel good. As one former colleague if you can call him that  who used language and was verbal constantly it is your special day tomorrow.

    Usually the one called Children In Need.

    When that is over then it may start again the language, the intimidation the bullying.  I am always amazed at this and realise how the mind of some people work.

    I also did fund raising for various charities and organisations.  Over a long period.

    I had stop tin collecting a long time ago for fears, insecurities my safety.

    I have been spat on, wrestled to the ground, punched in the face, glasses broke, stamped on.

    Kicked and assaulted after many years had enough.  One reason doing volunteering here and did a lot of other volunteering other places.

    What upset me was no one came to my assistance.

    Sorry have to tell you this but this I need to share.

    Thank you for reading.

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for sharing @thespiceman ; we all have a need to share, 'tho I'm truly saddened to read about what you've suffered. Mans inhumanity to man still going on & in ways I would never have expected. Those people probably considered themselves respectable too as they gave to charities. Respect is earned 'tho, & you have already have mine, if it's not presumptuous of me to say.

    You seem to have the utmost patience for those needing help here, & write in a way I can only describe as 'gentle' creating a safe atmosphere around your positive & encouraging words. You're the one who truly does good.

    IMHO there's no way to understand why people might behave this way. I don't know what else to say other than your words have touched me....
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @chiarieds   Thank you for reply, thank you for kind words.

    May I just add if I can help with anything please get in touch.

    Always happy to be supportive.

    Wish you well.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @justdon   Thank you for reply.  Sorry if I disturbed you and apologise for anything upsetting.

    I did not intend to do that.

    As a member of this community, have also the sensitivity the compassion for others.

    I am a Christian the Lord says forgive yet it is not easy to do so. .

    I do need to say believe in Karma or the Avenging Angel.  If some one hurts or harms then expect some one to do the same to you. Those that do this.

    I have had therapy and counselling over the years help of course did do that but left me with a lot of mistrust of people.

    Except those from my own community here.

    Unfortunately in our society we live in our communities any where. There seems this demeanour this attitude to put people down or consider they better than any one else.

    Does not make me proud to be part of any society who does not recognise us a community.

    Please take care.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @justdon   Thank you for reply was concerned if I had.

    Please thank you for support and kind words.

    Always here if I can be supportive to you. Ready to listen any time.

    Pleasure to have met you.

    Please take care.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you so much @Cressida, @chiarieds, @justdon and @April2018mom! Such kind words!

    I'm glad I could have raised awareness about this and I hope it will educate a few people to make them think twice before they make a comment!
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