Week 4-2pol303 - Hi Everyone, Why do you think the author...

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Hi Everyone, Why do you think the author includes hate crimes in her discussion of violent crimes against persons? Are some groups more likely to be victims than others? I think the author includes hate crimes in her discussions because they play a major part in crimes committed within societies. They have for a very long time. Look at the hate crimes or bias crimes committed during slavery, including slavery. They would beat the slaves whenever they wanted. Today that would be a major hate crime. The cross burnings and lynchings that were done back in the 1920’s, were actually hate crimes according to the FBI, but at the time had not called them hate crimes (U.S. Department of Justice, 2010). The crime did not become “hate crimes” until the 1980’s when the skinheads, and those of the like, starting beating up and causing problems for other races, that they do not like. In more recent years, like last year in July, in Chattanooga there were black people targeting white motorists and vandalizing their vehicles; this is definitely an example of a
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