posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 01:05 AM
Originally posted by muzzleflash
There is no "hate speech" crime in America.
Saying you hate someone is your RIGHT protected by LAW.
I never said it was a crime. I said that because one group holds a sign, they are protected by Freedom of Speech, while the other is arrested because
he is not demonstrating. It is considered a lead to a "Hate Crime".
Laws prohibiting hate speech outside of obscenity, defamation and incitement to riot are illegal in the United States.
An obscenity (in Latin obspenus, meaning "foul, repulsive, detestable") is any statement or act which strongly offends the prevalent
morality of the time, is a profanity, or is otherwise taboo, indecent, abhorrent, or disgusting, or is especially inauspicious. The term is also
applied to an object that incorporates such a statement or displays such an act.
Wonder if this little hate group overlooked that one.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
To answer your first quote - Violence is violence and yes, I did contradict myself ... sorta. The article talks about gunfire which leads me to
believe deadly force could take place. I do not condone THAT type of violence. Besides. Don't take such silly suggestions so literal
To answer your second quote - It's not BS ! I go outside right now and yell a bunch of hate about all the Muslims that live around me, Cops come, I
get arrested and charged with a hate crime. I see it on the news all the time. Don't tell me you don't.
Hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a
certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender
identity, social status or political affiliation.
"Hate crime" generally refers to criminal acts that are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the types above, or of their
derivatives. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti
or letters (hate mail).
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