Taking things here to declutter the UK Politics topic.
I don't think that we should arrest individuals for saying anything unless they specifically threaten someone.
Define threaten someone. Does saying they are of an inferior race constitute threatening? Does flying a nazi flag constitute threatening? Does giving speech that certain people should be exterminated, or extolling the virtues of a very dangerous ideology constitute threatening? Cause as far as I'm concerned, and the law in many countries, it sort of does. Hence hate speech. Which is threatening. So people should be arrested for doing so.
What you're suggesting begins to sound like North Korea.
Uh no? Laws on hate speech exist in nearly every democracy out there. You being spewing hate, the law can come after you.
Also your arguments are absolutely ridiculous.
That's rich coming from you.
None of the examples I gave resulted in someone getting hurt as far as I am aware.
What examples? The Nazi grandma, who had founded and had been funding an organization for the spread of hate speech? sh*t, if you don't see how that will result in hurting someone, that's your own nazism speaking.
If one individual speaks out their mind, publicly or not, and causes no tangible harm to others then they shouldn't be arrested.
I get it that you are against laws against hate speech. You said it so yourself. "A little bit of hate speech should be allowed". That is such a ridiculously appalling notion. Again, you are free to speak whatever the f*ck you wish. If you break the law, you can get prosecuted and arrested. It's not that hard. It's been this way for decades. Allowing people a "right to hate speech", which you seem intent on, is such an asinine idea that it doesn't even merit any discussion.
You can't f*cking police what people say. Jesus. It only becomes a problem when speech results into harmful action.
Yes you can. That's why there are laws against hate speech. You are free to say whatever you wish. If you are offensive to people, you can get prosecuted for it. It's up to the person, the district attorney, the court, the police. You can't let people spread hate and only act when "it results into harmful action". That's a ridiculous notion. Might as well stop any sort of projects watching over what people and nations do, and just take action when sh*t happens, right? Why keep track of terrorists? Let's wait until harmful actions happen! f*ck that. Prevention is the best medicine, and people are notoriously sh*ts. Given free reign, it will be sh*t. Having the littlest standards for what you want to say is the minimum of human decency. You don't need to spread bigotry, but you can, and you will also be held accountable. It's a beautiful system.