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Unintended Consequences
Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!

Roberts, Paul Craig
http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts05122009.html

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  12/05/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article

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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