Anybody care to touch this topic?
I think that hate crime laws are unnessasary. If someone kills someone because they are a different colour, etc., that shouldn't be used to make them have a bigger punishment. It should only be used in determining if the accused did, in fact, commit the crime. Punishment should not be determined by the thought behind the action, but the action itself. If you do punish someone for what they think, isn't that what George Orwell predicted would happen? We may just be about 16 years late if these laws get passed. And if they do, then they will get abused to the biggest extent. Why? Because this is the United States, and people do that.
No I am not a racist! I believe in equality for EVERYBODY!