Hate crimes legislation?

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In principle, 'hate crime' laws are

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  1. JBeukema
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    in principle, do you support 'hate crime' laws?
     
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    No, a crime is a crime and should be punished accordingly. The punishment should not be different simply because of who the victim is.

    Immie
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, every crime that would be considered a "hate crime" is a hate crime no matter who the victim is....So I'm in Immie's corner on this.
     
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    IMHO, every crime that fits the criteria of a hate crime is already against the law and there are already punishments for that crime, so to declare a crime something different because of the reason it supposedly was committed makes no sense at all.
     
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    ow many times can you hang someone for the crime of first degree or should we just cut off his hands first?
     
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    How is it different to beat someone half to death, calling them a dirty rat bastard, sonofabitch etc. than to call them a n****r
     
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    Hate crime laws create division , label people , and rule with in-equality.
     
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    yea i agree with ya .....it is another POLITICALLY CORRECT piece of shit that once again sets everyone back......i wonder who is going to be the first poster to agree with it.....bets?....
     
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    Midcan5, Dr Grump, Jillian, SusanG, Chris, all come to mind. I am betting Midcan gets on first.
     
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    Chris...
     

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