Audio: The Secret Political Reach of 'The Family'

Aceofwhat?12/03/2009 1:08:02 pm PST

re: #142

it has been explained here that the “hate crime” designation is a way to indicate that certain crimes against certain groups go beyond the crime itself for the reason that that commission of the crime is an attempt to intimidate or terrorize a particular GROUP, in addition to the actual crime that was committed. That adds a bit of clarity to the reason that ‘hate crimes” exist; but I’m not one who is convinced it’s necessary.

No, i follow the thought, i just don’t think it’s logical. Crimes always intimindate someone. That’s the key point that hate crimes miss. Some group is always intimidated or terrorized as a result of most crime…but now we’ve lawfully inimated that some groups are more precious than others.