Hate crime haters

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    I can't tell if most people dislike hate crime legislation period or just dislike it because in their perception it doesn't protect white people (or white men, since gender is protected).

    So which is it? There should be no hate crime legislation or it should protect white people, too?
     
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    Why write redundant laws?
     
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    You really don't have any 'kindness' crimes.. now do you?
     
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    There should be no legislation or policy that references or is based upon race in any fashion. Such policies, intended to help make us all equal and whole, serve only to keep us separated-- and the Supreme Court has wisely ruled in the past that what is separate cannot be equal.

    There is only room for one race in America, and that is the American race.
     
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    Assisted suicide. Copyright infringement. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Statutory rape. Even some versions of Treason.

    But all that aside, yeah, the concept of singling out crimes motivated by "hate" for extra punishment seems pretty silly to me. Especially since the more time people spend in prison, the more they're going to learn to hate.
     
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    They don't only cover race.
     
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    Hate crimes are just as bias as those they are suppose to be used against, for one. The other is that it is not equality at all, to have true equality no one should have extra "protection" either.
     
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    The same principle applies, as does my other objection.
     
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    How do you feel about laws against terrorism and do you see them as different than hate crime law?
     
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    so should people be divided by color? laws written according to color?? Is that where we are headed? Interesting.
     

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