Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bias Crimes

The Right is spinning lots of confusion about the Hate Crime bill working its way through congress, pretending the bill would mean that true protection of the law will only be offered to special minority groups.

Dave Neiwert explains:
Bias-crime laws aren't about "special categories" of victims; in fact, the victim's actual ethnic or sexual status is of secondary importance -- what matters is the motivation of the perpetrator. This is why a gay-bashing assault against a person mistaken for being gay is still a bias crime.

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