Just curious. This is a real situation concerning someone. I knew of a situation where a gay guy murdered a guy who was bisexual because of specifically his sexuality. They were involved and he didn't like this person's identity. Legally though he was not charged with a hate crime. It seems like it should be imo. Because isn't that the literal meaning of a hate crime in this case. Had the guy been straight he'd have clearly had been charged with a hate crime. Double standards?
Hate crime is a stupid concept. If I bash someones head in because I didn't like the way they talked to me, I should get the same punishment for someone who bashed someones head in because of their sexuality or race etc. Yes racism and homophobia isn't nice, but the real issue is that someone bashed someones head in; their motivation for doing it is pretty irrelevant
Hate crimes are not real. How on earth they have made it into actual law is terrifying.
It is not illegal to be racist; but if you kill someone for racist reasons you get a worse punishment than if you kill someone for non racist reasons. We live in a thought police state.
Perp? This isn't CSI: Miami.
well murder or violence or anything else. doesn't really matter, it should not be a crime to hate someone.