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    Hate Crime Laws

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    Hate Crime Laws Since the United States of America and long with the whole world is filled with diversity there will always be conflicts about believes and feelings towards each other. Many people have their believes and keep them to themselves. Then there are the type of people that feel they have to put their believes into actions and hurt others or destroy things to get their point across. These believes that hurt and destroy others things and lives are called hate crimes. Hate crimes are becoming

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    Hate Crime Law

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    "Hate crime law also doesn't follow the Fourteenth Amendment, by treating other people that are different because of a law"(1). The Fourteenth Amendment says that everyone is equal no matter what. When people start to not follow the Fourteenth Amendment a lot of hate and discrimination occurs. Gays and non gay people are all the same, individuals should be able to marry whoever we want with out being hated for their choice. There has been a lot of conflict concerning the topic of same sex marriage

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    Hate Crime Laws

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    horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is why I strongly support hate crime laws. Now, before I dive into this very controversial subject, I should probably define what hate crime laws are so you will have a better understanding of what I am talking about. As I have understood it, hate crime laws are laws that protect certain minorities or groups from bias motivated violence and harassment, and also more harshly punish people that commit these crimes against them

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    Hate Crime Laws

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    sentenced ring leader John King to death by lethal injection (“Man Executed for Dragging Death of James Byrd”). While this particular case may give the appearance that perpetrators of hate crimes receive appropriate punishment, almost a decade later, one particular case demonstrates the inequity in the application of hate crime punishments: In 2007, Sean Kennedy of Charleston, South Carolina, left a bar around 3:45 am and was confronted by Stephen Moller, who called him a “faggot” and then punched him

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    Hate Crime Laws: Are They Constitutional?

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    Are hate crime penalty enforcement laws constitutional? “That’s Gay.” If you are around teenagers today, that is a phrase you will most likely hear very often. It is not necessarily meant as a homophobic or hate-filled remark, and most of the time it is referring to an object, an idea, or a conversation; things that obviously have no sexual orientation. But now, according to a bill passed by the senate, it could almost be considered a hate crime. Many people support the widening of hate crime laws

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    that hate crime laws, sometimes referred to as “reform laws,” are ultimately ineffective, harmful, and maintain an oppressive and violent system in which it claims to resist. These laws “include crimes motivated by the gender identity and/or expression of the victim,” (79) implicated in seven states across the country, such as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, created after the hate murders of these two men fueled by bigotry and hate. Proponents of these laws argue

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    low-income people and to assist small business owners and farmers. She is an active member of the Congressional Human Right Caucus and is a champion of expanding our nations’ hate crime laws. Following the vicious hate crimes committed against her constituents and others over the 4th of July weekend in 1999, her bill condemning acts of hate was passed by the full House. She active in protecting children and putting an end to gun violence. In 1999, she organized the first national women’s forum on gun safety

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    Donavan. Law enforcement has report in 2011 over 1500 hate crimes, which was based on sexual orientation bias (The Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014). Unfortunately, hate crimes are becoming more common occurrence in today day an age. It is vital to understand hate crimes are criminal acts carried out against someone because of his or her race, religion, sexual orientation (The Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014). Although criminal behavior is a factor in hate crimes, hate crimes are criminal

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    to injury” as a way of describing a bad situation being made worse. With respect to hate crimes, this phrase fits all too well. After doing research on hate crime legislation, I have come to realize that this commonly used phrase constitutes an almost literal translation of the word “hate crime”, in the sense that crimes are made worse when criminals add hate to their offense. The US Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part

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    The Problems with Hate Crime Legislation

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    Introduction When the topic of hate and bias crime legislation is brought up two justifications commonly come to mind. In her article entitled “Why Liberals Should Hate ‘Hate Crime Legislation” author Heidi M. Hurd discusses the courts and states views that those who commit hate and bias crimes ought to be more severely punished. She takes into consideration both sides of the argument to determine the validity of each but ultimately ends the article in hopes to have persuaded the reader into understanding

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