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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: xuenchen
Looks to me like they aren't warning about turmoil and bloodshed, but promoting it!
I mean if people in these locations aren't worried about their statues they certainly will be magnets for a SJW circus soon?
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
This is the problem with hate crimes, hate speech, hate groups, etc.
Once you get the people to think that 'hate' is a serious problem, you open the door for groups to create scapegoats and targets.
From where does the SPLC (or anyone else) draw any moral superiority to declare what is hate and what is not?
Yeah. And now the OP is promoting it further.
Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s Civil Rights program, not only because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities, but also because groups that preach hatred and intolerance can plant the seed of terrorism here in our country. The Bureau investigates hundreds of these cases every year and works to detect and deter further incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with a myriad of community groups.
Traditionally, FBI investigations of hate crimes were limited to crimes in which the perpetrators acted based on a bias against the victim’s race, color, religion, or national origin. In addition, investigations were restricted to those wherein the victim was engaged in a federally protected activity. With the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, the Bureau became authorized to investigate these crimes without this prohibition. This landmark legislation also expanded the role of the FBI to allow for the investigation of hate crimes committed against those based on biases of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or gender.