• Hate Crimes 2 James Byrd
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    Racism & Hate Crimes in America Blacks were introduced to American soil during the 17 th and 18 th centuries via the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by whips, chains, shackles, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legitimized by our government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was abolished. To this day, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite emancipation, desegregation, and integration; some would ar...
  • The Hate Bias Crime
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    Running head: HATE CRIME The Hate/Bias Crime: What is the answer? The Hate Crime is violence or harassment motivated by a bias against a victim's characteristics which include race, religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation, and represents a serious threat to all communities. Experts estimate that a bias-related crime is committed every 14 minutes. Criminal justice officials and state policy makers need to realize that it is key to make or adjust hate crime legi...
  • Hate Crimes Crime Laws Gay
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    Hate Crime Laws are the Result of the Gay Panic Defense Editorial by Rich B. Kim From the Houston Chronicle, October 14, 1998: The passage of hate crime laws would be the wrong way to react to the brutal murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepherd. All victims are equally deserving of protection against violence, and the subjective nature of determining which views count as hateful would lead government into drawing distinctions between "approved" and "suspect" systems of thought Ma...
  • Hate Crime Laws Speech Crimes People
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    # ## Daniel stout Ms. Hudson English 10-H Monday, April 9, 2001 HATE CRIME LAWS Imagine you are a family member of a man who was chained up to the back of a pickup truck and drug along a gravel road for two miles until he was dead. Then imagine how you would feel after you found out that this happened just because he was a black man. Things like this sicken me. I believe that the people that are responsible for these horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is wh...
  • Hate Crime Laws Crimes People States
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    Hate crimes are on the rise all over the United States because there are so many different cultures, which do not get along. The majority of these crimes are occurring mostly in the states where there are no hate crime laws or where the laws are not strict enough, which is why all states should have some type of law to prevent such crimes, along with federal intervention to stiffen the penalties. Laws against hate crimes should exist in every state because these laws would deter people from comm...
  • Matthew Shepard Mckinney Henderson Line
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    Matthew Shepard Case Brief Facts: Twenty one year old, University of Wyoming college student, Matthew Shepard, died October 12, 1998 at 12: 53 a. m. after spending five days in a comma due to massive injuries and head trauma in a robbery and hate crime assault (Matthew Shepard, 2000 [on-line]). Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney (22) and Russell Henderson (21) of Laramie in a local bar called Fireside Lounge. McKinney and Henderson had been drinking. The two led Shepard to believe they were gay ...
  • Hate Crimes Crime Law Court
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    ... ng Rehnquist logic in Mitchell, the state of Texas could have easily achieved their goal by prohibiting public burning, a legitimate exercise of their police power, and enhancing the penalty for those convicted of violating the statute if they did so in opposition to the government (Gellman, 380). Therefore, penalty enhancement laws such as Wisconsin's give the government too much power to excessively punish what it deems unacceptable. Clearly, when the legislature enacts penalty enhancement...
  • 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 la...
  • Hate Crimes James Byrd
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    Some of the Causes and Effects of Hate Crimes Blacks were introduced to the North America during the 17 th and 18 th centuries through the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by chains, ropes, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legalized by the US government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was forbidden. Even today, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite desegregation and integration; some would argue...
  • Hate Crime Policy Differentiation And Correlation To Political Culture
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    ... he citizens. The TPC areas, on the other hand, are more resistant to change. New ideas have a major obstacle because the TPC is a culture opposed to change. White supremacy has been a dominant factor in the south. White have typically dominated blacks. Race is the key to understanding everything in the south. Furthermore, the south has featured a long-time support for the Democratic Party and a long-term suppression of blacks. As evidenced by many political researchers such as Ira Sharkansy...
  • Violence In America Hate Crime
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    In the ideal America, our celebrated, ethnically diverse populous would overlook and not even recognize such socially developed stigmas such as race, sex, color, and religion. The ideal American would not even look at another and classify that person as black, white, Asian, Indian, Mexican, Irish, Jewish, Catholic, Jewish or; well, my point is made. But America is far from ideal. The ignorance that reigns in this country is unfortunately passed on from generation to generation with little regard...
  • Hate Crimes Crime Legislation
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    Violence motivated by a bias against victims' characteristics which include race, religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation, represents a serious threat to all communities. Experts estimate that a bias-related crime is committed every 14 minutes. Criminal justice officials and state policy makers need to realize that it is key to make or adjust hate crime legislation. This has been a heated debate for centuries. The key to solving the ever-growing problem of ha...
  • Hate Crime And Punishment
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    Hate Crime and the Punishments Love Thy Neighbor. We have all been taught, if not have heard these same words. There are two opposite words in the dictionary with two opposite meanings. Love is defined as to have a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, and on the other side Hate is told as to feel hostility or animosity toward a person or thing. With this, hate crimes can be murder or assault, or racially or religiously motivated. In the following cases you...
  • Hate Crimes Should Not Be Puni
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    Hate crimes should not be punished differently than other crimes. The actual crime should be punished, not the reasoning behind it. The idea of punishing crimes differently based on victims might make some people or groups feel that others are more protected or valued than they are. The concept of punishing crimes differently because of motive is senseless, unnecessary, and an injustice. Again, the actual crime should be punished not the reasoning behind it. 'Murder is murder, robbery is robber...
  • Hate Crime Laws Crimes People Minority
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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 bec...
  • Police Discretion Crime Officers Vice
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    Term Paper Police Discretion Discretion, uncertainly, and inefficiently are rampant and essential in criminal justice. Nobody expects perfection. That would neither be good nor fair. Justice is a sporting event in which playing fair is more important than winning. Law enactment, enforcement, and administration all involve trading off the possibility of perfect outcomes for security against the worst outcomes. Policing is the most visible part of this: employees on the bottom have more discretion...
  • Hate Crime Crimes One Groups
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    It was October 6, 1998 when he was lured from the bar that cold, fateful night. His skull was smashed with a pistol butt as he was lashed to a fence, left for dead in near freezing temperatures. Nearly eighteen hours later he was found by passersby and taken to a hospital where we remained in a coma for several days until slowly slipping away. At his funeral, picketers carried signs saying, 'God Hates Fags' and Fags Deserve to Die.' Matthew Sheppard is one of the thousands of victims who have su...
  • Hate Crime Gay People Crimes
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    Everybody grows up as a kid in different environments, but they all are treated the same in terms of their gender. In society today, baby boys are wrapped with blue clothing, and baby girls are wrapped with pink clothing. Boys play with trucks, and girls play with dolls. These are some examples of how our society has carried on a tradition of putting different sexes in gender roles. If people do not follow these roles, they are considered abnormal. These people of diversity then become discrimin...
  • Hate Crime And Violence Term Paper
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    Abstract: This paper looks at hate crimes as a projection of community theory regarding the media's role in shaping public thought and how society views the crimes as whites against nonwhites event. Since there is little reliable data regarding hate crimes, interracial homicides were used to generate statistics on this study. The study concludes that nonwhite on white crimes are more common than white on nonwhite, and to some extent, nonwhite on nonwhite. Homicide (is? ) perpetrated by non...
  • Hate Crimes People Commit Person
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    "Hate Crimes" There are many different hate crimes going on in the world today, most people don't know this. Hate crimes are violent acts against people, property, or organizations because of the group which they belong to. A hate crime can range from a simple assault with no weapon to aggravated assault, rape, and sometimes even murder. There are laws against hate crimes, but yet people still act in them. In 1996 alone, there were 8, 759 hate crimes in the United States reported to the FBI. Hat...