There has been a lot of talk about this since the Hate Crime legislation is up for renewal. I keep reading things like "a crime is a crime" or "All crime is hate crime." I don't think you understand what it really is. It is lynch mobs. It is violence against a person solely for their gender, religion, race, or sexual orientation. Can you imagine being tied to a post, beaten, tortured, burned, and left bleeding for dead just because you love your husband? Or just because your skin is the color that it is, or because you pray a certain way?
It is a means of intimidation or social/ethnic cleansing or in the sickest cases it's just for fun. Lynch mobs, gay bashing, Church bombings, these are examples of hate crimes. I've heard people say that you can't prosecute based on what someone is thinking.
I challenge that too. What do you think is the difference between murder and manslaughter? It's intent.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:13 AM on May. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Yes there is hate crime.People don't like to talk about . There is just no justification doing horrible thing to a other human . State of Alaska is with the highest rape rates ,nobody will talk about that most victims are Alaska Natives.
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