I couldn't find any stamps like this so I thought I'd make one.
I am very much against the idea of increasing/decreasing or having a completely separate punishment for a crime designated as a "hate crime".
My argument is pretty simple: We have freedom of speech, freedom of thought, so why punish someone for that? Hold people responsible for their ACTIONS, not because they're a bigot or an asshole.
I made a journal entry about this topic. I'm not sure if makes any sense at all - I haven't had my morning coffee yet, but I'm interested to see what other people think about this topic.
On Hate Crimes and JusticeAre you affected by hate crimes? Graffiti, vandalism, verbal abuse, threats of violence, physical assault? Homophobia, transphobia, religious bigotry, racism, disability-related crime? Do you know where to report it? Stop hate.
Yes, stop hate.
In the USA as well stop hate. In a free country, where you have freedom of thought, freedom of speech, conscience and religion stop hate.
One of the few things I disagree with some people on including my own husband is the topic of "hate crimes." More specifically, the tacking on of a more severe punishment because a crime has been deemed as one of hatred based on pre