Transgender Killing

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    i see they threw in that hate crime thing there in the last sentence...
     
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    I'm pretty sure EVERY murder could be a 'hate' crime by definition. :-/
     
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    I remember this from when it first happened.

    I'm not so sure I would categorize this as a hate crime. I don't doubt the opinion they the two guys were a bit ... for lack of a better word... "shocked" when they found out that had messed around with another guy while thinking the whole time it was a girl.

    When Danny Bonaduce beat up that "cross-dressing" homosexual a few years ago, he wasn't charged with a hate crime. He was just charged with assault.

    I will echo our distinguished colleague from Washington State -

    Every crime should be a hate crime.
     
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    yeah but they seem to stick it on anything to do with a gay or minority though. to make it seem that much worse
     
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    How about a "rage" crime? There would be no end to titles we can create in order to impose the punishment we want...I say leave er alone..get rid of the hate crime BS laws and get back to common sense right/wrong. Georgia did..
     
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    well theres your problem right there. common sense is another dying art
     
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    In the blue states.. :D
     
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    The "rage" involved is what prevents them from being charged wth murder 1, way I understand it.
     
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    It's sometimes called a crime of passion. Do we have additional punishment for passion? Nope.

    My point was "hate" crime can be extended to anything if we stand by and allow it.
     

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