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  • Key Argument Against Hate Crime Legislation
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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 le...
  • Hate Groups Like The Ku Klux Klan
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    Today there are many active hate groups in the United States such as the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi, Skinheads, Christian identity, and the Black Separatists. These hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, which is one of America's oldest and more feared, use violence and move above the law to promote their causes. Another example is a group called Christian Identity, who promotes a religion that is mainly racist and anti-Semitic. Another group are the Black Separatist groups, they are organizations whose...
  • Hate Crime Laws
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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...
  • Support Hate Crime Laws
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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 why...
  • 59 Percent Of The Reported Hate Crimes
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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...
  • Hate Crimes Prevention Act
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    The Hate Crimes Prevention Act Will Not Prevent Hate Crimes I am not anti-gay, nor am I opposed to gay rights. I believe that same sex couples should be allowed to marry and to adopt children. Also, openly homosexual individuals should be eligible for service in the military. Despite this acceptance of peoples homosexuality, I hold that the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is unnecessary in the United States. I understand that gays and lesbians live in fear of being attacked, but who can be sure that ...
  • Examples Of Hate Crimes
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    Final English Paper By Joe Mela Have you ever had a crime committed against you? In today's society we are faced with crime all around us. There are crimes committed out of rage, revenge, jealousy, love, greed, etc; but there is another type of crime, or one could say act of violence, called hate crimes. Have you ever thought maybe that crime was committed against just because of your racial background, or religious beliefs? Throughout this country's history, hate crimes have taken place, either...
  • Federal Hate Crimes Law
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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...
  • Victims Of Hate Crimes
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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 Crime Policies The Earliest And States
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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,...
  • Hate Crime Penalties
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    Hate Crimes. What are Hate CrimesA. Definitions for Hate Crimes. Counting Hate Crimes 1. White Power 2. Black Power II. Examples of Hate CrimesA. Hate Crime penalties. Reasons for Hate Crimes Even though Hate Crimes have been around in the past, and have been most certainly been more violent in the past. Hate Crimes are most certainly still a problem in today's society, but it is not dealt with the same violent manner as previously performed in the past. There are still violent acts done out of ...
  • Argument For Anti Hate 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 hat...
  • Addition Of Hate Crimes In Legislation
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    Victims of hate crimes vary in the indiscretions placed against them, whether it is from a simple slander to a vicious attack. But they all have the same mutual notion that the crimes that were committed against them are far above other crimes because they were carried out in hate. I believe that the idea of creating a separate punishment for crimes of this nature is absolutely nonsensical and inane in theory. In the attached article, it states that "Congressional negotiators stripped a measure ...
  • Victims Of Future Hate Crimes
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    What would you do, or how would you feel, if a man of middle-eastern descent came up to you telling you that he had been a victim of a hate crime where he was attacked from behind, beaten and pelted with eggs while his assailants uttered racial epithets, but later was notified that it was all a lie, a hoax? Well, there was a person that had to deal with this dilemma. Arizona State University junior Ahmad Said Nasim performed this gruesome act, and now the Maricopa Attorney's Office, and the ASU ...
  • Constant Target Of Hate Crimes In America
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    Defining Hate Crimes Hate crimes has become an increasing problem here in the united states ranging from racial hatred to gender discrimination but what are hate crimes? According to Dr. Jack McDevitt, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Boston Hate crimes are message crimes, Hate crimes are defined as crimes that are violent act against people, property, or organizations because of the group to which they belong or identify with. The coined term "hate crimes" was first used No matter ...
  • Victims Of Hate Crimes
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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 robbery...
  • Protective Of The Minorities In Hate Crimes
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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...
  • Current Laws In Effect Regarding Hate Crimes
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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 s...
  • White Population As Preceptor Of Hate Crimes
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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 nonwhite a...
  • Victim Of A Hate Crime
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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. Hate...

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