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  •  In opposition of hate crime sentencing (0+ / 0-)

    I really don't see the point.  If convicted of his crimes, this murderer should get the death penalty or life in prison.

    If you disagree and feel this case should have hate crime sentencing, please explain how much you would reduce the sentence for a murderer who merely brutally beats a straight man to death?

    Because if hate crime murder gets harsher punishment, then by definition non-hate murderers get off easy.  You can't have it both ways, so let's just treat murder as murder.

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