Answer by older at 8:47 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:30 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by older at 10:49 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by older at 11:04 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
All crimes are committed because of hate in a sense. There is no need for a hate crimes bill. All crime is hateful. The only reason for it to give special treatment to gays and minorities... it's ridiculous. The hate crimes bill punishes people for their assumed thoughts... accusing them of committing a crime because of their "hate" towards a black person or a gay person or whatever. Crime is crime, no matter why it's committed. Punish people for their crimes, not their assumed thoughts about the victim. We already have laws for crime... we don't need laws that give preferential treatment for gays and minorities...
Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
"This sends a message that violent crimes based on discrimination will not be tolerated in this great country. "
Violent crimes, regardless of discrimination, should not be tolerated in this great country.
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:12 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by older at 11:15 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:16 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
Please read the bill maybe you would understand then. It is so hard to understand that Congress just add the crimes against Gays to the hate crimes category.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by older at 11:19 AM on Oct. 24, 2009