Discussion in 'Current Events' started by blu, Apr 24, 2010.
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Personally, I find labeling some crimes as 'hate' crimes to be moronic.
Hate crimes are the biggest bunch of bullshit. A crime is a crime. many people commit crimes for the stupidest and vile reasons, why make one reason for performing the action more punishable than another stupid reasona. why make a crime of thought, which is essentially what this is. As much as racism and racially motivated crimes are deplorable, crimes is a crime.
Now to the question. I'm guessing if black person committed the crime against the white supremicist, and there was evidence it was racially motivated, they would prosecute it as a hate crime.
Of course not. Negroes kill whites all the time. It's what they do.
I am opposed to even the concept of a hate crime. It's too Orwellian - thought crime.
Well, he obviously didn't like the victim.
A hate crime is one that's deliberately intended to intimidate the community at-large. It's not merely an act of violence. It's an act of violence done in a way that tells others, "you could be next." The intent of a crime should ALWAYS be taken into account. It's a necessary component of any justice system. Denying the existence of hate crimes is denying reality.
Right, and the victim is even deader because it was a thought crime on top of being murder.
Should the alleged murder be charged as a hate crime? That be the question?
Who the fuck knows blu. Maybe his wife offed him for running around on her. Might want to wait at LEAST till the cops complete their investigation. Maybe even till the DA looks over the case file?
I don't know if Mississippi even HAS a hate crime enhancement for murder, or if this killing runs up into murder. Might be manslaughter. Involuntary homicide. Etc. Just sayin', yanno -- Facts. Kinda handy to have.
Or maybe the DA will choose to seek the death penalty. In that case, hate crime enhancement is impossible because -- are you ready -- the convicted killer cannot be sentenced to More Deader.
All the hysteria about whose murder gets enhanced and whose doesn't bugs me. What the hell social agenda of anyone's should come before the rights of victims' families to see justice done on the murdering bastard who killed their loved one?
"Hate crime" crap is patently idiotic and a crime doesn't get any more hateful than murder anyways.
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