Persuasive Essay About Hate Crimes

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There are many crimes that are committed in today's society, but one big crime that is committed every single day are hate crimes. Hate crimes are consisted of any criminal offense against a person, property, or society that is motivated by the offenders bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin (Schmalleger, 2014). I've chosen to pick religion and race to write about and how much it can change someone else's life. Religion has always been a controversial topic, because of all the different religions and some people not being religious. The Uniform Crime Reporting Program stated that in 2012, there were 1,340 victims of an anti-religious hate crime. On February 11th, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an armed neighbor shot and killed three Muslims college students near University of North Carolina. Police stated that the attack was…show more content…
Unfortunately, it's normally crimes regarding anti-blacks. The Uniform Crime Reporting Program stated that in 2012, there were 3,467 victims of racially motivated hate crimes. They also stated that 66.2% were victims of an offenders anti-black bias and 22% were victims of an offenders anti-white bias. In Chicago, a black woman was charged with a hate crime against a white woman on a playground. The black woman punched, bit, and head butted the white woman yelling, "I'll cut you up white girl." Chicago police stated that the black woman, Peterson, was later charged with five felonies: unlawful vehicular invasion, robbery, aggravated battery in a public place, mob action and hate crime. The article doesn't stay exactly why Peterson attacked the white woman, but it is apparent that it resulted in charges of a hate crime. I think law enforcement made the right decision to charge her with a hate crime. Personally, with little evidence given, it doesn't seem that the white woman did anything wrong, therefore she was attacked for no

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