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Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:37 pm
by distancerunner
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

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:28 am
by KingsFull
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.

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:28 pm
by MizCeeDub
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:

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:34 am
by 2High2Fly45
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.

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:38 am
by DoraLynn
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...

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:08 pm
by MellowMelon
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?

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:10 pm
by windytunnel
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.

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:30 pm
by Daretodream
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!

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:34 pm
by HorseLover
Well said windytunnel :!: :!:

Re: Is gang violence hate crimes?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:33 am
by RedDawg
gangs are formed based off of hate and most of their time is dedicated to causing trouble and hurting others