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  •  It has to be defined some way. (5+ / 0-)

    A "hate crime" is one that is directed not just at the victim, but also at the entire class of people the victim represents to the attacker. This is typically set out in the statute as specific groups of historically marginalized and/or oppressed people.

    The bigotry must be defined for the law to pass judicial scrutiny.

    "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

    by homogenius on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 08:27:30 PM PDT

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    •  Then bigotry should be defined as hatred against (0+ / 0-)

      any group with which the perpetrator does not identify...Isolate the hater...not the victim.  

      "As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever." -- Clarence Darrow

      by Bluedoc on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 09:03:45 PM PDT

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