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Old 2011-04-02, 00:01   Link #12868
Kamui4356
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Originally Posted by flying ^ View Post
isn't this a stretch to call this a hate crime...?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...#ixzz1IEj89sYb
It depends on the circumstances. Was he trying to simply bully her and there was no motivation beyond a personal dislike, or was he trying to rip off her scarf because she was muslim? If the latter, it most certainly was a hate crime, even if the kid is only 12. The case should be handled in juvenile court though, and from that article it seems like it is.
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