I am all for people being punished for crimes they commit and are convicted. Still, hate crime laws seem more than a little unfair to me in the way they are being handled....or.....IGNORED.
A crime is a crime. I see no reason for additional laws to make the same crime more of a crime because of who the victim is. Hate crime laws are racist laws as far as I am concerned. They make it a worse crime with increased penalties for those convicted. Yet the very same crime against a white person is just a crime.
The Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome murders. Channon and Christopher were a white college couple who were carjacked, kidnapped by five blacks in Knoxville, Tennessee. They were both raped, horribly mutilated and murdered. Is this a hate crime?
If this had been white attackers and black victims...we would have likely seen riots if not charged as a hate crime.
Or what about Brian Milligan, Jr. of Buffalo, New York was savagely beaten by a gang of blacks because he was dating a black woman. He was punched and hit in the head with a chunk of concrete by a gang of blacks. They broke his jaw by kicking him in the face. Milligan’s father said he was tormented just walking down the street. Blacks called him "cracker" and then asked her why she was with a white guy and not a black guy. This is clearly a hate crime and it had better be charged as such when arrests are made.
What about a couple of black students beating up a white boy on a school bus? Is this not a hate crime?
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Oh this cannot possibly be racially motivated....I mean the black kid was just protecting his seat, right?
We have laws already for crimes committed against people. What makes a black person being beat up more serious than a white person? Or a homosexual person being attacked much more serious than a heterosexual? They are all wrong. All should be punished to the full extent of the law.....but not more just because someone is black or gay.
This is reverse discrimination if you ask me. A crime is a crime. Period.
The double standard must be stopped.
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