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Old 07-25-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Well, at least a recent spate of seemingly anti-gay hate crimes (all in the last week or so) are receiving media attention. Unfortunately, incidents like these are all too common:


Nebraska Lesbian Mutilated in Anti-Gay Hate Crime - ABC News
Police In Lincoln, Nebraska Looking For Men Who Carved Anti-Gay Slurs Into A Woman's Arms & Abdomen

•"Nebraska cops are hunting three masked men who carved derogatory epithets into the body of an openly gay woman."
•"The woman, who is 33, was bound, gagged and mutilated early Sunday and the three attackers splashed the victim's home with gasoline and tried to set it on fire, scorching a floor, police reports state."
•"Derogatory terms associated with her sexual orientation were painted inside her home...crude words
referring to her sexual orientation were carved into her body."


Oklahoma Gay Man Nearly Killed In Firebombing Attack
Gay Oklahoma City Man Escapes with Life After Vandals Target His Car with Firebomb, Slurs: VIDEO| News | Towleroad

•"Jon Ferguson says his car alarm woke him up and when he walked outside, a couple of people were vandalizing his car. As Ferguson approached them, one of the suspects threw something in his Camaro that caused an explosion and fire. Ferguson rushed inside his home and called 911. He also jumped in the shower and attempted to peel parts of his melted shirt off body."
•"...to make matters worse, the vandals spray painted a three-letter homophobic slur on his car. Ferguson is an openly gay man now doubting his decision to come out."


Ky. Teen Girl Beaten, Family Says Incident Was a Hate Crime :: EDGE Boston

•"The family of a lesbian teenage girl from Louisville, Ky., says she was the victim of a hate crime after a group of adults brutally beat her while shouting homophobic slurs."
•"The girl, who is 16, is now recovering at home but suffered a number of substantial injuries, including a broken jaw, knocked out teeth, cuts and bruises."
•"The teenager was with two boys, ages 13 and 15, when the incident occurred. The boys claim that the group of adults yelled anti-gay epithets at the girl before she was assaulted."


Yoga Instructor Hospitalized After Gay Couple Attacked | NBC4 Washington
Michael Roike And Michael Joel Hall Jr, D.C. Gay Couple, Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime

•"A gay D.C. man underwent surgery this week after he and his partner were injured in a violent attack that local authorities are investigating as a hate crime."
•"...he and his boyfriend Michael Joel Hall Jr. were walking home July 22 when they were ambushed by about five teenagers... 'Four or five kids just came out of nowhere without any warning...We didn’t think it was a robbery because they didn’t immediately ask for something. They just came out swinging and hitting.'"
•"Hall, a 29-year-old yoga instructor, suffered a broken cheekbone and other facial injuries."


Murder of gay teen in Baltimore: hate crime suspected - New York Daily News
Teen's slaying sparks homophobia concern in black community | Baltimore City News - WBAL Home

•"Openly gay, black 18-year-old Desean Bowman was slain by another black man at an East Baltimore gas station early in June, when the teen was dressed in women’s clothing."
•"The gunman shot Bowman for what witnesses say appeared to be 'no apparent reason' according to WBAL-TV11. The man was not looking for cash, which has prompted many close to the victim to speculate that homophobia motivated the killing."


Manager of Ind. Gay Bar Says Shooting was a Hate Crime :: EDGE Boston
Downtown gay bar possible target of drive-by shooting, hate crime | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

•"A bar manager in Indianapolis, Ind., is positive that the drive-by shooting that took place last weekend was a hate crime"
•"'It was obviously a bullet," said Phil Denton, the manager who was working during the night of the incident. "We’ve had rocks thrown at us, and names shouted at us, but never before a bullet.'"
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Hate crime laws are unconstitutional and need to be abolished.

Crimes were committed and the aholes who did them should be punished for the battery/assault that was committed in each of those listed.

Elevating one victim over another is ludicrous.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Hate crime laws are unconstitutional and need to be abolished.

Crimes were committed and the aholes who did them should be punished for the battery/assault that was committed in each of those listed.

Elevating one victim over another is ludicrous.
If a crime is found to be motivated by hatred based on the victim's religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, etc., then the criminal charges are enhanced. It's that simple.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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If a crime is found to be motivated by hatred based on the victim's religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, etc., then the criminal charges are enhanced. It's that simple.
Which is absolutely retarded and violates the equal protection clause . Hate crime legislation are nothing more than favors to targeted voting blocs. It's essentially saying one group is more important than another if the first group happens to be filled with gay Muslim black women.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Hate crime laws are unconstitutional and need to be abolished.

Crimes were committed and the aholes who did them should be punished for the battery/assault that was committed in each of those listed.

Elevating one victim over another is ludicrous.
Actually, the Supreme Court has upheld (unanimously) bias-motivated sentence enhancements.

And such laws don't deal with victims - they deal with criminal motivations.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Which is absolutely retarded and violates the equal protection clause . Hate crime legislation are nothing more than favors to targeted voting blocs. It's essentially saying one group is more important than another if the first group happens to be filled with gay Muslim black women.
There could be a hate crime against a straight white male.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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The gays are doing it to themselves for attention.

Guaranteed!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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There could be a hate crime against a straight white male.
And often are.

The Supreme Court case I alluded to above that dealt with bias-motivated sentence enhancement laws (Wisconsin v. Mitchell) involved a group of black men who, after watching Mississippi Burning, decided to go and assault any white person they came across ("beat up whitey"). They beat a 14 year old white boy into a coma.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Actually, the Supreme Court has upheld (unanimously) bias-motivated sentence enhancements.

And such laws don't deal with victims - they deal with criminal motivations.
Lol you assume the supreme retards are always correct in their rulings. Would you like me to list the countless times they have been wrong?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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The gays are doing it to themselves for attention.

Guaranteed!
At least you are consistent. Keeping it classy?
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