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Police are investigating the disappearance of Balthasar, a black wise man, as both a hate crime and a religion-related crime.
"It's kind of in between," Hate Crimes Bureau Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks said, adding that detectives are looking into the sheet's possible symbolic reference to the Ku Klux Klan.
Originally posted by junglejake
Also, it wasn't the statue of Jesus that was stolen.
don't know the history of the area where this new theft took place but they shouldn't automatically assume it was motivated by hate.
It could also be a high school group that is trying to begin a tradition.
do you think that by charging someone with a hate crime because they stole a black statue instead of a white one will erase racial intollerance?
Originally posted by AceOfBase
This is the second story I've in the last couple of weeks about someone stealing the baby Jesus from a manger scene.