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Response to SATIRical (Reply #50)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 10:49 AM

51. Bullshit

The only basis you had for the other case NOT being based on race is that the police chief said it wasn't.


The basis I have for not claiming it's based on race is that there is NO EVIDENCE that is based on race. If someone is going to claim that this was a racially motivated attack, they need to provide the evidence. Why is this so damned hard for people to understand?


Frankly, I don't think ANY crimes should be classified as hate crimes. A crime is a crime. If someone attacks another person, it shouldn't matter why.


Prosecutors use aggravating circumstances all the time in court. For example, if a defendant has a long criminal record, the prosecutor can ask for a longer sentence than if it were a first-time offender. Motives are often considered when determining sentences. So why shouldn't motives based on racial, gender, sexual orientation be considered as aggravating factors?

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