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  •  Because that's not what the law says! So until (0+ / 0-)

    you can get the law changed in most places it is a choice between regular murder (25 to life) or murder with hate crime enhancement (life without parole).  Pick one.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 04:34:04 AM PST

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    •  Should have changed it right the first time (0+ / 0-)

      Instead of adding hate crime enhancement, we should have just enhanced the sentencing for all brutal murders.  Wouldn't that have passed easily?

      And what I said still stands.  Non hate crime murderers get off easy (25 to life).  I guess the lesson is only kill someone of the same race, gender and sexual orientation.

      •  You are talking about how it should be while (0+ / 0-)

        I am telling you how it is.  So if the choice is between charging it as a hate crime or letting them get off lightly which one do you pick, those are your only two choices.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 05:38:19 PM PST

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