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Originally posted by BaastetNoir
Heres what i don't understand ...why is it any crime commicted against gay people or people of different races is considered a "hate crime", but to anyone else that is white people and women in general is "just" a crime...
Now ... are there really crimes than can be called "love-crimes" ??? does any act of crime come out of love ? so why the differenciation...whats makes the crimes against these people more special than others?
"This is insane," said Heather Volton, 22, of Fall River, Massachusetts, who had known Robida for more than a year. "That kid never so much as raised his voice at me ... This is all pretty much a shock to me, like everyone else."
Originally posted by Amethyst
I really wish people would stop referring to this as a "hate" crime. There is no such thing!
Hate crimes may effectively intimidate other members of the victim's community, leaving them feeling isolated, vulnerable and unprotected by the law.
Crimes against persons accounted for 72 percent of hate crime offenses reported. Intimidation was the single most frequently reported hate crime offense, accounting for 41 percent of the total. Damage/destruction/vandalism of property constituted 23 percent; simple assault, 18 percent; and aggravated assault, 13 percent. Twenty persons were murdered in hate-motivated incidents