Monday, September 20, 2010

I hate hate crimes.

Let us discuss "hate crimes" for a moment.

I absolutely hate them. For someone to murder (not kill, there's a difference), or attack (not in self defense) another human, that person must have some element of hate within them to begin with. If you're going to stab your neighbor 80 times with a machete, it's safe to say that you are a hateful person.

So why are there "hate crimes" statures? Because some murderers attack their victims based on the color of their skin. However, just because someone is attacked based on their race, doesn't mean there is more or less hatred than someone who is attacked based on their income level. Hate is hate, murder is murder.

To say that John's murder is more important than Chuck's because John was targeted because of his race, and not because of his bank account, is absolutely ridiculous. Murder is murder, that's the only crime a murderer should ever be charged with, and regardless of who was murdered, or how that poor soul was murdered, the punishment should always be the same.

And that one punishment that all murderer's should receive? DEATH. No need for another 25 years to be added onto the sentence, if you just inject the SOB's, and be done with them.

No comments:

Post a Comment