posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:36 AM
Way back when I lived in a city, various groups that I would characterize as having a racist agenda would legally and lawfully have a parade or
People's passions run so strong and naturally those opposing the gathering would also congregate. I personally witnessed several times the
marchers of the groups taunting those opposed to their ideals, and frequently the opposers stepped over the line and were arrested.
I completely believe and endorse the freedoms of speech afforded these groups, however when their demonstration slides into that shadow area of
vocalizing hate, then I consider that a hate crime....... for example, screaming "kill the [racial invective]". If a group is marching and
chanting, for example, "white power", while I don't share their ideals, I don't have a problem with that sort of demonstration. If they are
espousing committing a crime or intent to commit or incite violence upon anyone, then that is the place, I believe, where the law has been broken.
I always sort of appreciated being able to look upon the faces of the marchers of racist groups........ try to fix their features in my mind.