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Published: Sunday, Aug. 4 2013 12:15 a.m. MDT

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clearfield, UT

Spring street

Try this one. I kill a black person and claim I did it because I love that person and don't want to see them suffer in our unjust society. So my claim is that I put that person out of the misery and suffering that I know was to be their fate in America.

Or I kill that same person and say I do it because of hatred of black people.

Do you think that my punishment for murder should be more for the 2nd example than the 1st?

Both reasons are of course absurd and therefore both should be non issues with the justice that I would deserve for the murder. Which should be the same.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

I wonder if the following human interaction raises itself to the level of a hate crime?

At a singles ward activity, you ask an equally single LDS girl out on a date. She says Yes. Then, she asks you about your Soda consumption habits.

Do you drink Caffinated Sodas? she says. Yes, you say. Well, no lips that have ever touched Caffinated Sodas shall never touch mine."

I wouldn't know whether to thank her or call the Hate Crime unit of the local PD.



Hate crimes against members of the LDS church maybe don't happen as often in Utah, but it sometimes still happens to folks in other places.

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