Yesterday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Wikipedia describes it:

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually (from its inception) on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.[1][2] The day was founded to draw attention to the continued violence directed towards transgender people.[3]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Yesterday should be a reminder that the Isle of Man “justice” system appear to have failed to prosecute any offenders relating to the alleged hate crime that took place at the Isle of Man’s Sea Terminal earlier this year. In that incident, vandalism allegedly took place of the rainbow post box. According to Manx Radio at the time, “the Department of Infrastructure says it has secured CCTV footage and will be passing it over to the police.”

Despite various online gutter crawlers making false public accusations at the time of who they fantasised might be responsible, I have found no subsequent public statements or comments from the police, or the Government, or the press, identifying who was responsible, and how they were brought to justice. Was someone identified? Was someone prosecuted? Why is this not on the public record? Allegedly, a hate crime took place. Where is the prosecution of the offender? Where is the justice? What happened?

This alleged hate crime was important enough to be reported by Isle of Man Newspapers, and the Nation’s (radio) station. Why has there been no follow-up on the alleged perpetrator?

I’ve contacted the IOM Police to learn more about what happened here, but have been unsuccessful.

My view is very simple: the alleged crime should be investigated and any offender(s) should be brought to justice. Bringing criminals to justice would represent taking action. Action speaks much louder than mere words.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.