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[–] Synisterintent 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Start standing up now or forever be beaten down... We already know the media and police will never label this a hate crime as they should because the victim is white.

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[–] EngelbertHumperdinck 10 points -4 points (+6|-10) ago 

They should not label this a 'hate' crime because that is a retarded term. Violence is the problem, not hatred. When someone commits an act of violence, whether or not they hated the victim is irrelevant.

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[–] Synisterintent 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

While I agree with the idea. It does need to be labeled a hate crime to get these assholes the "advanced" level of punishment this white boy and his friends would have gotten if it was them beating a black kid to near death. And you know it would be labeled as such.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hate is what manifested the violence. Its a hate crime.

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[–] Gamio 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I disagree, plenty of people are targeted for violence because of their ethnicity which can be virtually indistinguishable from the attackers, its common all around the world and nothing new. What is new is this unconditional blindness towards racially motivated violence when the victim is white and the attacker(s) happen to be black or any other non-caucasian race.

Humans are tribal, its part of our nature. If the other "tribe" has angered you either intentionally, in the past, or even if only perceived slights you are told about in the media then if you're the right combination of stupid, with the emotional control of a toddler, and with the complete lack of forethought for the consequences of your actions, then you can easily justify doing whatever you want to do to that other tribes members.

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[–] Behuvius 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think the psychology and state of mind of the perpetrator is incredibly significant to the overall foundation of why they committed this crime. This is the very definition of "motive" and is a part of the trio to prove ones guilt in a crime "Means, opportunity, motive"