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Data needed on hate crimes

May 5, 2014

Institutionalized bigotry was abolished years ago in the United States. Yet, as we are reminded regularly, some Americans’ hearts still are closed to the idea of equality....

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Annarondac

May-05-14 1:23 PM

Really? Another statistic about hate? Do we need another form for the police to fill out, instead of getting out and enforcing the law? No law can stamp out bigotry, that's the problem with social engineering. What good comes of a statistic when it can be turned into anything a person wants to prove? Just look at the current administration, they bend the statistics to fit their narrative. The laws we have are good ones, let them be enforced and don't give our law enforcement any more paperwork.

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FedUp0416

May-05-14 1:41 PM

I would think that people should learn the definition of the word prior to throwing it about. I have been called a bigot on here by the left wingers yet they show no tolerance for opinions other than their own Once people learn the definition, they may be surprised when they loo in the mirror or read their responses to posts on here.

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Annarondac

May-05-14 2:03 PM

So what if a person is a bigot? Unless we've lost our freedom of speech along with thought, it's not the business of any government in the US to control what we think.

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TiredOfTax

May-05-14 2:26 PM

Many of the antihate organisations have done more to perpetuate. Time to give it a rest.

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Hilltopper

May-05-14 4:37 PM

Bigot: a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion. FedUp416, thank you for that lesson in logic, you conservative, narrow minded, intolerant, always right, tunnel vision, blowhard, non-bigot.

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FedUp0416

May-05-14 6:10 PM

HILLTOPPER: Your response speaks louder than anything I could add.

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Skrocki

May-05-14 6:41 PM

N.Y. PEN. LAW § 485.05 : NY Code - Section 485.05: Hate crimes 1. A person commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified offense and either: (a) intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or (b) intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.

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TiredOfTax

May-05-14 7:32 PM

Hilltopper, your post is actually very bigoted! As much as anyone could be.

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Hilltopper

May-05-14 8:36 PM

Thank you. I call them like I see them you self righteous BIGOT. Calling me a liberal bigot is like me calling you an open minded conservative. Your name alone, Fedup, speaks volumes about your perspective, you poor little victim. TOT, you are nothing but a crybaby also. Isn't it time for you to report on FAUX NEWS tonight?

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drugsrus

May-06-14 12:01 AM

YO 'topper -- off your meds again???? I'm sensing a bit of hostility.

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gville70

May-06-14 7:40 AM

bigot..: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.. If the shoes fit TOT, Fed ,and bob...

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gville70

May-06-14 7:41 AM

Forgot drugs..

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usedtolivethere

May-06-14 8:15 AM

You may have forgotten drugs, but he didn't forget to take them

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MrBoB51

May-06-14 8:56 AM

That's a very intolerant statement gville70, leave me out of your opinions, nobody here is part of this topic unless YOU insist on making them a personal issue. I don't believe this topic was intended to bring out the name-calling fiesta exhibited by some of you folks. Annarondac is right, we have freedom OF speech, not control of speech you don't like. Offer solutions, not indictments and accusations. Crime is the result of emotion, hate and greed being the most compelling of all. Should I state that because of your opinion you clearly hate me therefore you should you should be arrested for a thought?

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usedtolivethere

May-06-14 9:17 AM

Hey McBoob, this from the one who calls any disagreement with you a silly lib? this from the one who denigrates anyone with an opposing thought? What hypocrisy!!

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BillLair

May-06-14 1:06 PM

A crime is a crime is a crime, regardless of who it is against and who commits it. IMO "hate crime" is a term perpetuated by politicians trolling for votes. Similar to "assault weapon."

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MrBoB51

May-06-14 6:46 PM

Usedto, an opposing thought from you would be a welcome change.

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drugsrus

May-06-14 7:33 PM

BoB, that should be ANY thought

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usedtolivethere

May-06-14 7:49 PM

McBoob, you are the biggest hypocrite on this forum. You weigh in on every topic and your opinions, are so indicative of your lack of self esteem and your lack of confidence. This is regularly shown through your wordy, better than thou, high horse BS that the only people who weigh in here that agree with you are TOT, Fed, drugs etc. You may think yourself superior to the rest of us, and I'm sure that you do, but give it a rest. You take yourself too seriously, and only four people even pay attention to you. I still bet that you don't have the nuggets to take on any one of us one on one as you hide behind your computer keyboard. Once again, you remind me of the kid that walked into gym class and messed his pants when he saw the ropes were down. Lighten up man

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drugsrus

May-07-14 12:02 AM

usedto, it's been some time since I acknowledged one of your posts. But you still have not posted a coherent thought. Your last post was nothing more than a rant aimed at MrBoB.

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MrBoB51

May-07-14 5:58 AM

Heheh. Usedto, I really chap your @$$ don't I. Anyhow, thanks for your valuable, insightful assessment of me, the interesting threat and the usual pronouncements. It's stunningly relevant to this topic.

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FedUp0416

May-07-14 6:52 AM

USEDTO: Are you alluding to a one on one physical confrontation with Bob? Congrats, you have won the "Proving Liberals Preach Tolerance Only If It Is What I Believe" award. What a silly and irrelevant rant. You and your friends HILL and GVILLE continue to prove that the real bigotry lies on the left. The three of you no longer warrant my time or my typing. I wish you well in your endeavors to end bigotry by threatening violence against those who think different than you. You are a walking example of the Liberal way of thinking.

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usedtolivethere

May-07-14 7:36 AM

last 3 posts verify mine

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PleaseGetAClue

May-07-14 1:23 PM

Funny where your mind goes first Fed....I saw that as a call for oa one-on-one discussion. You immediately think violence then accuse the other side of what your immediately doing. Typical hypocrisy we've come to expect from you here.

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MrBoB51

May-07-14 3:23 PM

FedUp, unfortunately we both came to the same undeniable conclusion. Those of you who post here on a regular basis know full well I have challenged usedto, clue and other libs here to engage in dialogue in the arena of ideas and solutions. Some of you have and presented your opinions and points in a civil manner, like Hill and Laker. Clue and usedto are not interested in or capable of ANY meaningful discussion or dialogue. You both are desperate to be heard and equally desperate to incite in others the anger you possess. That will never work with me and I pray that one day you both will realize how petty and small you come across and become a thinking and contributing adult.

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