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Originally posted by xmotex
The point of them is that these crimes are a form of low level terrorism, and are attacks on a whole segment of the population, not just the victim.
But when you think about it- hate crimes aren't usually committed against whites
Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation. But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear. It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend's home in South Akron. Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.
"Low-level terrorism?" Yeah, kind of like tax party protests, disagreeing with your government at all, and supporting the 2nd Amendment, huh?
A crime is a crime. People should be punished for what they did, not their motivations in doing it.
If we're going to have "hate crime" legislation, how about y'all tell the police to quit "hating" on highschool potheads and throwing people in jail just because they smoke a freaking plant?