A hate crime is an attack on an individual solely because of that individual's perceived membership in a group, be it ethnic, religious, disability or sexual orientation. Current federal laws do not include the homeless under hate crime protection. As the rate of violent crimes against the homeless continue to rise, it's time to define these unthinkable acts for what they are: hate crimes...

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738 hits 3.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by KikiPeepers

Should crimes against homeless people be called hate crimes?
A hate crime is an attack on an individual solely because of that individual's perceived membership in a group, be it ethnic, religious, disability or sexual orientation. Current federal laws do not include the homeless under hate crime protection. As the rate of violent crimes against the homeless continue to rise, it's time to define these unthinkable acts for what they are: hate crimes...

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12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 12:33:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd imagine it's less to do with hatred and more to do with them being an easy target.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 12:36:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hate crimes have really gotten out of hand. The hate crime laws need to be reformed.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 12:43:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it was done out of hate of homeless people, yes, but more than likely, it is because of them being an easy target, like Harold said.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 3:22:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
SHOULD THE CRIMES OF PEOPLE WITH HOMES BE CALLED LOVE CRIMES
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 3:52:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 4/7/10 - 12:43:18 AM anidiot wrote:
If it was done out of hate of homeless people, yes, but more than likely, it is because of them being an easy target, like Harold said.


Actually people do target homelss people because they see them as an underclass, subhuman.

Like the guys in The Fisher King who think that they are cleaning up the city by harrassing them.

Setting fire to homeless people's sleeping bags is not uncommon.

There's another aspect though, inter homeless crime, like an homeless mafia who "tax" the beggers on the most profitable spots and even charge rent for the best places to sleep.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:33:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Christian charity, why does'nt people love each other as themselves. Make a better world. Wish Obama would have some of that for these people .But of course we've all heard how his brother was living in Kenya.Poor
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:35:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
also when the settlers came to Jamestown they didn't want to work ,build or plant. When they were told work or starve , they went to work. Maybe that should be done today. Just a thought.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:44:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Another site all to myself. Let's see what can I talk about. Guess you may have seen my post about the gorilla the scientist are teaching that it will die one day. Tax dollars folks yours,mine all except the ones who don't work for a living. Well seems they believe the gorilla will be come an alcoholic and one day commit suicide. Maybe the Moslims could strap bombs to their backs . Just a thought. Bet they are training Gorilla's to do just that. Better call homeland security to watch for suicidal gorillas. This just might be something they can handle.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:47:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don't you think teaching Gorilla that the will die and become alcoholics, committing suicide for Moslims would qualify for a hate crime. After all they are homeless creatures too.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:49:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
gee I enjoyed myself Think I'll do this more often when everyone else is doing their own thing. Whatever that may be
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 8:15:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've had a soft spot for the homeless ever since I saw Groundhog Day...
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 9:20:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:33:02 AM leoxmary wrote:
Christian charity, why does'nt people love each other as themselves. Make a better world

On Wednesday 4/7/10 - 5:35:34 AM leoxmary wrote:
...they were told work or starve , they went to work. Maybe that should be done today. Just a thought.

Here's another thought: try not to contradict yourself so close together.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/7/10 - 11:53:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 4/7/10 - 12:33:07 AM HaroldtheBat wrote:
I'd imagine it's less to do with hatred and more to do with them being an easy target.


easy target indeed.



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