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Is bullying really a hate crime? [message #71901] Sat, 24 March 2012 18:37 Go to next message
AdrianG is currently offline  AdrianG
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Did anyone else see 20/20 last night? They interviewed Dharun Ravi, the Indian student convicted of a hate crime after his college roommate committed suicide. I feel bad for people who are bullied, but I also think charging a bully with a hate crime is a bit on the extreme side.
Re: Is bullying really a hate crime? [message #72337 is a reply to message #71901] Mon, 23 April 2012 04:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Csharp is currently offline  Csharp
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I think all this has gone too far as well. Instead of trying to solve a problem they want to charge you with it instead. It solves nothing in my opinion.
Re: Is bullying really a hate crime? [message #72355 is a reply to message #71901] Tue, 24 April 2012 15:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rockstar is currently offline  Rockstar
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I don't know - I guess in some circumstances it could be considered a hate crime. If you are bullying someone because you don't like what they are or stand for (gay, African American) I can see where that would be a hate crime.

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Re: Is bullying really a hate crime? [message #72403 is a reply to message #71901] Fri, 27 April 2012 10:20 Go to previous message
love2play is currently offline  love2play
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I think deciding whether or not bullying is a hate crime should be done on an individual basis. For instance, kids are sometimes expelled for "hate crimes" because they get into a fight with a child of another race, but race has nothing to do with the disagreement instead it is just kids being kids.
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