posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 04:41 AM
a reply to: Bedlam
My comment about law enforcement being a minority is based on the current legal understanding of how hate crimes work. A segment of the population
that is targeted by others for whatever asinine reason.
We are all born and we all die.
We are all Human.
Everything else is what happens in-between decisions.
Hate crime legislation does not work any more than gun control laws work. We have a bad habit of over complicating things in an effort to appear
morally superior and in the end we always miss the point.
A person who kills another person commits the same crime as a white person who kills a black person or a black person killing an Asian. The goal
should be to overcome the perceived prejudice some people develop towards others and not draft laws that make the life of a person in category A
somehow more important than a person in category B.
It is not going to matter to person A if the suspect who killed there loved one is of a different race / gender / sexual orientation. The person they
love is dead and nothing is going to bring them back. No amount of "sentence enhancement" can change that.