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Old 03-02-2018, 06:36 AM
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Hate Crime is a redundant term as crime by definition is hateful. There is no such thing as a "hate crime". This is simply a definition used to say that one group of people is more valued than another group of people. This is my opinion so I don't need to be lectured by those that disagree with me.
So now you need to post all the reasons your opinion is wrong.

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Thought is not a crime. You cannot punish someone for what they are thinking.
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Thought is not a crime. You cannot punish someone for what they are thinking.
Are you sure about that?
It seems that one can be prosecuted/punished for murder and then be punished harsher if they committed that murder based upon hateful thoughts. Hate crime prosecution and punishment is all about the thoughts/thinking of the guilty party.
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Why Gary Johnson Opposes Hate-Crime Laws (and You Should Too)
If I throw a rock through your window, said Johnson, "I should be prosecuted on throwing the rock, not my thoughts that motivated me throwing the rock."
Why Gary Johnson Opposes Hate-Crime Laws (and You Should Too) - Hit & Run : Reason.com
I oppose hate crimes in general because no one should receive less or more punishment based on the sex, sexual orientation,race, religion of ethnicity of their victim. If a person is killed because of money or some other reason that doesn't have to do with sex, sexual orientation,race, religion of ethnicity. Is that victim's loved saying to themselves well at least he or she wasn't killed because of their sex, sexual orientation,race, religion of ethnicity"? **** no. If you are in Texas, Oklahoma or some other state with the death penalty then a convicted criminal should get the death penalty if they commit 1st degree murder, not because of some thought crime.
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