These damaging acts need to be treated as hate crimes. These crimes are highly damaging to the victim. “According to an article published in the Washington Blade on March 14, 2012, two separate attacks on gay victims took place over a two day period, March 11-12, 2012. In the first attack in Columbia Heights the victim was reported to have been shot by suspects who were alleged to have used homophobic epithets. The second alleged attack took place on March 12, 2012, when a man walking home was reportedly assaulted and taunted with anti-gay slurs.” (PR, N. 2012) These unacceptable acts against the LGBT community are more violent than they ever were.
Not only are they harmful to the victim but they affect the whole community as well. "Hate crimes deserve priority attention because they impact the entire community," Mr. Friedman continued. "Perpetrators of hate crimes send a message to their victims, and everyone else who shares the ...
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