Are Hate Crime Laws Necessary? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

For sitting judges, hate crimes are among the most difficult cases to preside over. Perhaps the challenge is applying the particular law of of your jurisdiction, but more often than not, hate crimes by their very nature are emotionally tolling.  There is an interesting debate about hate crimes in the New York Times. It is worthwhile to take the time to read…..and worthwhile to reflect how regardless of the precise statutory scheme presently in your jurisdiction, judges can ensure that the law is fair and wise. 

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/07/are-hate-crime-laws-necessary/?ref=opinion

 

2 thoughts on “Are Hate Crime Laws Necessary? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

  1. A person is a victim of a hate crime and the perpetrator of the hate crime is the judge…..what can the person do? Judges are not above the law, when called out on what they have done, all they do is get other judges to cover it up. Help.

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