What if a dog got badly injured by another dog. A man doesn't have his dog under control and couldn't care less that the other dog was badly injured.
Now, there is a vicious dog in a public area, whose owner is not controlling it. Say the other owner goes and reports it to the police but describes the other one as a 'gypsie'.
That would be a big no, no using the identity of 'gypsie'.
But the one reporting it is not using hate speach, any more than if she calls the person Spanish or Romanian. She is just trying to give information about identity in the only way she knows how.
Language used in relation to identity is sensitive.
Now, say someone writes a sign that says, 'Gypsies Lives Matter' because the man with the uncontrolled dog felt persecuted by the police. It would be undermining the authorities and acting in opposition to public safety.
Because gypsies lives mattered the woman reported the dog to the police. It was even to protect the children of those she called 'gypsies' and everyone in that area.
By not stirring up trouble and acting to protect others - would this this woman's story get into the press? Because she used the words 'gypsie' innocently would it mean that the police were now too scared to intervene in case it stirred up social unrest if the journalists got hold of the story?
How would you do the statistics to find out how many people suffered because they were not allowed to report things like this and therefore danger had persisted when it was not necessary. Where would the records be held, if it were even possible to keep such records?