Agents from the Aragon Police Headquarters arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of a hate crime and another threat crime, who also uttered homophobic insults at two women.
The events occurred in Zaragoza on August 18, around midnight, when a woman alerted CIMACC 091 that a man was threatening and insulting her and her partner because of their sexual orientation.
A patrol from the Provincial Citizen Security Brigade that was very close approached the place and met with the applicants, stating that apart from the insults and threats, they had gone up to their house and, from the window, threw them different objects with the intention of reaching them.
Once identified, the agents were able to verify that this man had several police records for different events, being arrested at that very moment as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of serious threats and a hate crime, going to court on Friday afternoon, being released with charges.
A hate crime is any criminal act, motivated by bias or prejudice towards a particular group of people for racist, anti-Semitic or other discrimination related to the victim's ideology, religion or belief, ethnicity, race or nation. to which you belong, your sex, sexual orientation or identity, gender reasons, the disease you suffer from or your disability.
The National Police recalls that reporting hate crimes helps the State Security Forces and Corps to prevent and prevent these events from happening again. The Higher Police Headquarters of Aragon indicates some guidelines to follow in case of suffering this type of situation or, also, to report the conflict if it is being observed in other people.
If someone is hostile to a person because of their race, sexual orientation or identity, religion, belief, or disability, they have committed a hate crime. We must not remain indifferent to these hate crimes, we must not be afraid and we must report them as soon as possible. Racist or xenophobic insults can also be a crime. Do not ignore the messages or offenses received in the profiles of social networks, email or mobile phone.
When making a report, you must not omit the specific words and comments said by the author, you must tell the National Police everything that is believed to be important, such as symbols, anagrams, tattoos, the author's clothing, witnesses, among others. aspects. If you are the victim of a hate crime, you must ask for help by calling 091 or through the ALERTCOPS application on the specific button for hate crimes, the Aragon Police Headquarters reported in a press release.