Terrorism vs. Hate Crime

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    Is there a difference, and if so, what is it?
     
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    It depends on the type of terrorism. Some terrorist acts are love crimes.
     
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    Terrorism is a manmade disaster and hate crimes are only perpetrated by white people
     
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    I'm not a lawyer but I'm sure there is a legal difference. Other than that it's just perspective.
     
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    It was sarcasm.
    I don't understand the concept of a "hate crime". The way I see it, any crime that has a victim has an element of hate to it. Otherwise, we would have "love crimes" in addition to "hate crimes".
     
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    Well...there are crimes of passion.

    IMO, there is no difference between a hate crime and an act of terrorism...both are designed to terrorize a group. It always mystifies me that many will be okay with bringing terrorist charges against someone but hesitant about bringing hate crime charges against someone.

    I was hoping someone could explain the difference.
     
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    a crime is a crime to say similar crimes differ in seriousness because what the perp was thinking is fucking ridiculous.
     
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    I wish someone could explain why certain crimes can carry a charge like "hate crime", yet others do not. As I said, any crime that has a victim has an element of hate to it.
     
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    Terrorism is military tactic.

    Your question is stupid.


    But you knew that already. :lol:
     

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