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7-21-2009 @ 11:23AM
Special treatment takes many forms. Hate crimes are special treatment. Seems like a person who is brutalized or traumatized is just as much a victim no matter his/her preferences or the reasons behind the crime. Beating a person is just as bad if you do it because of their sexual orientation, the amount of money they have, the way they looked at you, or the color shirt they are wearing. Having a crime be "extra" bad because the reason behind it may fall into a list of certain "special" things (orientation, race, religion, etc) is exactly that, special treatment for those things. If equality is demanded, then the crime itself is just as bad regardless of the reason. And I know what hate is, I'm half immigrant and English is my second language.
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