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Does anyone think that "hate" crime should be punished more severely than "normal" crime?



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In most cases it is hard to bring someone to justice for intentions rather than actions



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sex crimes and racism are likely to have more in common. that is, that specific individuals are targeted based on some factor. However, to relate these two to theft would be asinine.



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Molestation and rape are two different crimes. Why is one crime more important to solve than another? Because one was out of racism and the other was out of hatred? Honestly what is the difference?



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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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i agree with you that all crime is not the same, but there is no hate in raping a child compared to an adult. hate crimes are described as targeting someone because of their race, religion, culture, skin color, etc. height or age does not play a role in this.




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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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Hate crimes are obviously here for a reason. Typically, it is because certain groups of people are made the target of violent crimes more so than others. All crime is not the same. You cannot say "crime is crime" and over simplify it without being willing to say that raping a small child is the same as raping a grown adult. Federal Hate Crime Laws don't dissuade the crime, but it allows additional



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No. If someone commits violence against another person, that is punishable enough on its own. It does not matter why you did it, it matters that you did it.

Let's look at the reverse side. Let's say you are a Jewish businessperson walking on the street in the city one day and you see two homeless people. One of them is Jewish, and the other is not. If you some money to the Jewish homeless person,



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I think it depends how you prove a "hate" crime over a regular crime.



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With intent. But yes, tough call.




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Very well said! Crime is crime. When you start applying laws differently for a crime because of its motives, the law starts to favor certain groups more than others, and therefore, becomes prejudiced. The severity of a crime should be in accordance with what the person did, not WHY they did it.

Of course, we should educate and instill good morals into our younger generations that urge them to judge people based on their actions and on their merit, and nothing else. Unfortunately, "good morals" will always be subjective, and there



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That is a "loaded" question.
Crime is crime. If someone hits someone else, that is battery. Their reason for committing that crime is not for someone else to deduce, because you can never really know... and it doesn't matter anyway... as I said, a crime is a crime.
The biggest problem with the notion of "hate crimes" is that the notion itself is absolutely RACIST. For example, a black person can hit a white person because he is white... and for some reason that is not considered a "hate" crime. But of



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One of the biggest cases relating to hate crime is the Mitchell v. Wisconsin A group of blacks attacked Gregory Riddick simply because he was white. He was randomly targeted on the street. Maybe you should do a little more research!! I was originally against hate crime laws myself but after looking into it. you have to look at the motive. people who target certain




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