Unintended Consequences
Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!

Roberts, Paul Craig
Date Written:  2009-05-12
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX8528

It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become independent of specific violent acts. An eventual likely outcome will be that speaking against members of specially protected classes will itself become a violent act of inciting violence.

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