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...charged with assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime

The police department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating

So instead of assault, he get's charged with aggravated assault because he hated gays. What if these two guys had beat up someone else who wasn't gay in the same situation. If there were reports of these two guys screaming I hate you to a straight guy and then proceeded to beat him into a coma, they would be charged with regular assault, but since the guy was gay it aggravated hateful assault. And why does the police department have a hate crimes unit? Aren't most crimes pretty hateful?

1 posted on 10/12/2009 10:45:32 AM PDT by Mind Freed
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To: Mind Freed
If the violent black muslim who was shouting “white people ARE the white devils spoken of in the Bible...” had provoked the crowd to act on his statements, would that have been a hate crime?

Or need only certain political constituencies apply?

2 posted on 10/12/2009 10:47:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Mind Freed

but gays are special....


3 posted on 10/12/2009 10:47:38 AM PDT by dalebert
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something that happened to me. I had done nothing and said nothing. Just walked the streets of NYC.

Wonderful town. Not.


4 posted on 10/12/2009 10:47:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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I can’t stand being mugged when it’s not loving. If you can’t mug me without providing warm affirmation, then don’t even bother!


7 posted on 10/12/2009 10:50:19 AM PDT by MissesBush
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how do they differentiate between a love or a hate beating?

Or is it just by default? -If you beat a black person or a gay, then it is a ‘hate’ crime?

When a black gang beats a white person- is that a ‘love’ beating as opposed to a ‘hate’ crime?


9 posted on 10/12/2009 10:56:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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I hate when that happens.....
10 posted on 10/12/2009 10:57:00 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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"an apparent hate crime"

It's certainly not apparent from the article; there's no information suggesting that.

11 posted on 10/12/2009 11:01:32 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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Gay Man Beaten on Street in Apparant [Fixed-Just Crime] Crime

(All violent crimes are hate).


12 posted on 10/12/2009 11:03:39 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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I think we need mandatory minimum sentences instead of hate crime laws. The reason for hate crime laws is because people have got off with lenient sentences for committing their crimes off particular demographic groups.

For example the murderer of Sean Kennedy in South Carolina only got 3 years in jail, but if you assault someone so badly where their brain’s stem gets separated and their facial bones got broken its an insult.

So if someone assaults someone of any demographic group, they should get tougher sentences overall.


13 posted on 10/12/2009 11:10:19 AM PDT by Munson
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Mark my words - as more and more of these special thought crimes statutes get passed, homosexuals will be instigating fights themselves. Think about it - two men get in an argument. Now the homosexual will be more inclined to get into a physical fight, knowing that the other combatant will be prosecuted more harshly. George Orwell predicted as much.


14 posted on 10/12/2009 11:29:29 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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As opposed to an “I really, really like you” crime?


18 posted on 10/12/2009 12:54:42 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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It was a hate crime. The hateful gun haters left him unable to defend himself. Damn them to hell.


20 posted on 10/12/2009 1:03:32 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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“49-year-old gay man leaving a corner deli near his home was beaten by two men”

....In related news, Barack Obama wins the Nobel PEACE Prize.


21 posted on 10/12/2009 1:42:53 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (CAP TAXES--TRADE CONGRESS. Now THAT is Cap and Trade!)
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