More hate crime lunacy

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    With each new passing case it becomes abundantly clear that hate crime laws, although well intentioned, are simply not a good idea.

    Check out this one.

    Sure, these guys are assholes. But seriously, littering the ground with cotton balls can lead to a felony charge? Talk about overkill.

    Update: Racist vandalism suspects post bond : News : KRCG
     
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    Hatred is clearly on the rise in the USA and some want to do away with hate crime punishment?

    I can see why some would want to do that....

    Kinda like congress exempting itself from laws it passes.
     
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    Prove it.
     
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    If you can't see it you never will.
     
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    While scattering cotton balls around to remind whoever saw them of slavery is in poor taste to be sure, I think it is just silly to treat it as a felony, 5 years ect.
     
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    And you probably see it where it doesn't exist.

    Either way that's kind of irrelevant.

    Do you really believe that the two guys in the story should face up to 5 years in prison for littering the ground with cotton balls?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Well, thanks to hate crime laws that's likely going to happen.
     
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    And even if the judge goes easy on the sentencing, if found guilty that's still a felony on their records.

    A punishment far worse than the crime.

    But oh yeah, hate crime laws are fair and just. :doubt:
     
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    You get as much justice as you can afford in the USA.

    Had this been Rush he would not even have been charged.
    Celebrity exemption.
     

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