Discussion in 'Current Events' started by tim_duncan2000, Oct 26, 2005.
This article sums it up perfectly.
Great post - dmp should be ALL over this one..
WOW....I'm in awe....This guy nailed it. Spot-on.
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Oh man, this is an awesome article! The article represents my viewpoint exactly! The article is so perfect and is incapable of being flawed in any way! Oh man! Oh man! Oh man! :wank: :wank: :wank: :wank:
You guys forget that there actually are hate crimes such as hanging a person or dragging a person behind a truck just because they are black or gay. Or robbing a person or destroying their property just because they are another ethnicity. Nobody's trying to control people's thoughts. People can still be as ignorantly racist as they want to be. They just can't bring physical or monetary harm to anybody because of it.
If we prosecute sex-related crimes differently than we do other types of crime, why wouldn't we prosecute hate crimes differently too? Not all crime is the same (*see - not everything is black and white) so we have to do something called "differentiate" between different types of crimes based on the differences between them.
The argument is, why not just prosecute the person for hanging someone, or dragging them behind a truck?
Yer FULL of SHIT kid.
What, does "motive" not figure into prosecution anymore? A motive of hate represents a possible danger to others in the same racial/ethnic category as the victim. Plus it is an especially despicable reason for harming someone, more despicable than just about anything else besides lust or cannibalism. Motive is extremely important in determining sentencing. A murderer who murdered by accident or for money is completely different from a murderer who purposefully hunted down a specific type of person for the sole purpose of torturing or murdering them because they were a certain race. Murder is terrible, but there are different degrees to it that make one type of murder different and worse than another type. Hate crime borders on what serial killers do in my book.
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