Friday, September 21, 2012

Beard Wars

Making a federal hate-crimes case out of an intra-sect religious spat. This sounds like a simple assault case. Maybe throw in a couple of harassment or terrorist threats charges. But a hate crime?

Is it a hate crime when an Amish community shuns on of their own?
Is it a hate crime when the Catholic church denies communion to a pro-abortion politician?
Is it a hate crime when a black person shoots another black person for playin' the dozens?  


Blogger CharlieSix said...

It appears to me that the current state of presidential campaigns in the USofA has adopted the Dozens model: "The Dozens is a contest of personal power: wit, self-control, verbal ability, mental acuity, and toughness."

September 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

The SPAM is getting out of control..

My thought is that HATE crimes should be abolished. A crime is a crime. There should be no additional penalty for hate. If the laws on crime are not strict enough, increase the time, but adding HATE is stupid.

If I fight a kid in the school yard as a 10 years old and he happens to be Catholic, they press additional charges. My feeling is that we have moved away from a Justice System and moved further towards a legal system. (To many lawyers in elected positions)

September 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM 

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