posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 01:01 AM
reply to post by TKDRL
Actually if a gay person video taped a straight person having sex, then released it with the intent for it to harm that person based on the fact he's
straight, or did so because he is straight, and that were provable via evidence, then it would be a hate crime. He breached the straight persons
privacy, targeting that person because they were straight. That's a hate crime. I just don't think I've EVER heard of that happening.
I can't think of any gay people that hated a straight person for being straight. Maybe this is some sort of underground bigotry I've never heard
about, but I doubt it. Technically speaking though, there's no difference between the two, both are hate crimes.
Also, there is a difference between plotting to murder somebody because they are gay, and plotting to murder somebody who looked at you wrong. If
somebody looked at you wrong, for you its a personal matter. Obviously you would have mental issues, but nonetheless, you would see it as "that guy"
(personal) looked at you wrong. As completely twisted and deluded you may be, you perceived that you were wronged. Plotting to kill somebody because
they're gay indicates a willingness to kill an entire group of people based on that one fact. That's not personal. They didn't "wrong" you, it
was completely unprovoked, even in your own eyes, yet still plotted to kill them anyway.
The law would view those two crimes differently, and I'm glad. The one guy obviously needs mental help. Somethings gone terribly wrong in his brain
if he's plotting murder over a look somebody gave him. The other person needs to be removed from society because they're still an active threat. If
somebody plots to kill another person because that person is gay, or black, or christian, etc. what's to indicate they will stop at that person?
People who commit hate crimes have a dangerous mentality which threatens society. Anybody who's willing to kill others over something completely
impersonal needs a stiffer sentencing.
Its the same reason people who kill to cover up a crime get stiffer sentencing. It's a mentality and intent that shows what kind of a danger they are