Saturday, 29 December 2007
Do not call a police officer homo
An appeal court in the Dutch town of Den Bosch has found a 19-year-old man guilty of insulting a police officer by calling him "homo". Magistrates earlier ruled the term was not an insult. The man was fined €200. The reasoning of the appeal court was interesting: "the comment was meant to be an insult and therefore must be considered an insult". The lower court had earlier ruled that being or being called a "homo" was normal and therefore not an insult.