Thread: [Discussion] Hate Crimes
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Old April 4th, 2013 (06:17 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Jay_37040:
Hate crimes designations actually, if you really look at it closely, resembles a form of terrorism, because a hate crime is meant to specifically instil fear in a community of people.
In that sense, sure I'll go along with that. A group thing.

But there are instances where crimes solely against an individual are labelled a hate crime. Where someone has been killed, but that the person responsible did not know the person was gay. But because he was gay, it becomes a hate crime.

That's very very dangerous territory if we're treating certain types of people as more important in the eyes of the law.
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