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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 09:58 AM
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Fake hate crimes frustrate activists
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Fake hate crimes have become fodder for conservative bloggers and columnists who cite them to bolster their position that hate-crime legislation is unnecessary and a threat to freedom of expression.

There are a lot of more phony hate crimes padding the count than the bare numbers reported tell us, wrote conservative columnist Samuel Francis.

He argued that hate-crime laws are a long step toward the totalitarian manipulation of expression, thought and feeling that George Orwell warned us about.

But Clarence Patton, acting executive director of the New York ity Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, said the conservatives are ignoring the numerous real hate crimes that are well documented and confirmed by law enforcement officials.
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