Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Satanist gets crap kicked out of him; Hate Crime?

Is it a hate crime to beat up a Satanist?

Well, I would say that if anyone deserves to be beaten-up, that would be a Satanist. But, regardless, this shows how the "hate crime" issue is just silly. If a fat kid gets beaten-up by a bunch of jocks, is it a hate crime? If a bunch of Goth kids beat up a preppie, is that a hate crime? I would say that since most pointless violent acts are "hate motivated", harsher sentences for arbitrary designations of "hate crimes" is idiotic.