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?
Or need only certain political constituencies apply?
but gays are special....
something that happened to me. I had done nothing and said nothing. Just walked the streets of NYC.
Wonderful town. Not.
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!
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?
It's certainly not apparent from the article; there's no information suggesting that.
Gay Man Beaten on Street in Apparant [Fixed-Just Crime] Crime
(All violent crimes are hate).
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.
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.
As opposed to an “I really, really like you” crime?
It was a hate crime. The hateful gun haters left him unable to defend himself. Damn them to hell.
“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.