Is gang violence hate crimes?

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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby distancerunner » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:37 pm

Gangs mostly attack other gangs but too often someone is targetted by mistake. Like the Young girl in Chicago that was killed when a gang that she was a member of a rival gang and killed her with no remorse.15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton is the reason we should treat gangs like they are public enemy number one and get them all off the streets
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby KingsFull » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:28 am

That was the most awful story. That girl was so special and had such a bright future and was gunned down by a couple of thugs that didnt know what they were doing.Gangs should be dismantled by now I dont get why we let it continue to pollute or streets.
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby MizCeeDub » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:28 pm

That story broke my heart. I have never cried so hard for a person I didn't know. I was baffled at that senseless crime! :cry:
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby 2High2Fly45 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:34 am

Gang violence a hate crime? I think a hate crime is something like hating another race or something like that. Gang violence is a group assaulting another group or individual. That's my opinion.
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby DoraLynn » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:38 am

This story was very tragic. I still never fully understood the gangs and the violence. Most gangs had a purpose, like in the 50's for the brotherhood, community, family, and to protect against police brutality. Lately, its over streets people don't own, the color they wear, and their is no brotherhood anymore. I just don't get it! Its stupid stuff! It stands for nothing anymore. Hate crime? I don't know, but I sure don't get the philosophy of the gangs, at all...
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby MellowMelon » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:08 pm

2High2Fly45 wrote :
> Gang violence a hate crime? I think a hate crime is something like hating
> another race or something like that. Gang violence is a group assaulting
> another group or individual. That's my opinion.

So if you are attacking another person just because they are part of a group(race,gang) shouldnt that be just a hate crime?
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby windytunnel » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:10 pm

Hate crimes is the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious, sexual orientation, or disability. The reason it differs from gang violence and why they are not connected, is because one would have to purport to judge what a person was thinking when they committed a crime. All crime is terrible. A murder is a murder regardless of the motivation. But in order to classify it as "hate" crime, one would have to know the motivation and thoughts of the perpetrator and their relationship or thought process of their victim.
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby Daretodream » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:30 pm

windytunnel wrote :
> Hate crimes is the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt
> and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin,
> religious, sexual orientation, or disability. The reason it differs from
> gang violence and why they are not connected, is because one would have to
> purport to judge what a person was thinking when they committed a crime.
> All crime is terrible. A murder is a murder regardless of the motivation.
> But in order to classify it as "hate" crime, one would have to
> know the motivation and thoughts of the perpetrator and their relationship
> or thought process of their victim.


This totally makes sense. Thank you for that information!
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby HorseLover » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:34 pm

Well said windytunnel :!: :!:
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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

Postby RedDawg » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:33 am

gangs are formed based off of hate and most of their time is dedicated to causing trouble and hurting others
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