Hate Crime: The Aspects Of Hate Crimes

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When thinking about hate crime the first aspect that would come to mind is violence against an individual or group based on the color of their skin. The most common crimes being between blacks and whites. However, there are many other factors that can subject one to becoming a victim of a hate crime. Most of the prosecutors committing hate crimes feel they are just doing God 's work by mocking the victim for who they are and justify their actions by saying what the victims are doing is wrong according to their God. Hate crimes have occurred dating back to the Nazis and Jews, blacks and whites, Muslims, and still happen to this day to many more. Hate crimes are primarily intended towards certain religious groups deriving from differing viewpoints on who is God. In 2007, according to the Federal Bureau Investigation Of the Nation’s law enforcement agencies “there were 9,535 victims of hate crimes; of these victims, 17.1 percent were victimized because of a bias against a religious belief which totaled to be 1,628 victims of an anti-religious hate crime” (FBI). More than ten thousand people were victims of hate crimes alone in 2010. That is something shocking because part of living in the U.S.A is the freedom to do as one may please and practice any religion one may want and yet citizens find that in reality they get attacked for practicing their rights. The increasing rate of hate crimes is causing many states like New York, New Jersey, and California to
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