Some of you have seen the story about a UK official who went postal in a gym. In general people should try to control themselves in public. However, this imbecile went on a tirade about killing Jews and Israelis. The reason Laxton felt so comfortable is that he probably went to a far left college, works in an agency staffed almost entirely
with the same far left types and probably socializes with all far left types.
I would like to say it is different in the USA. However, it depends on who the alleged
perpetrator is. If the statements are about Jews forget it. If the statements are about gays forget it. The system as designed now seems to be more of a tool by management trying to punish certain workers or workers using a political agenda than a coherent policy.
The entire matter should be handled with sanity, seriousness and skill. However, the comments of Laxton are a product of life in a monoculture.