Should faking a hate crime BE a hate crime?


#41

Yes it should involve criminal charges & penalties. Such individuals have wasted law enforcement time & resources, as well as diverted attention from those who truly need help.


#42

I disagree, his false report of a racially motivated crime served to increase racial tensions. It could have made someone to act out in retribution resulting in innocent victims harmed by his lies.


#43

And that potential victim should blame the perpetrator not Jussie Smollett.


#44

No, both could be blamed if it could be shown that Smollett’s lies caused the perp to act out.


#45

I guess we can blame all racially motivated crimes and actions on Jussie Smollett from now on. Obama must be relieved.


#46

Wasting police resources and pointing the finger at innocents accusing them of false crimes already is a crime is it not?

I don’t think a false accusation of a hate crime is itself a hate crime (nor is it as bad as), but it should most definitely carry quite a hefty sentence.


#47

Unfortunately it doesn’t take many false accusations to make idiots deny there are real occurrences to begin with, or to downplay their seriousness/frequency.


#48

I didn’t say that, i simply disagreed with your contention that it was a victimless crime.


#49

There has to an actual victim in order for a crime to not be victimless. Tell me who the actual victim of Jussie Smollett’s actions was.


#50

Some people say smoking weed is a victimless crime. I disagree because it hurts my soul every time someone lights up.


#51

Should be no hate crime laws at all.


#52

Well, if you’re going to accept the idea of hate crimes how about an effort to use the legal process to slander and defame a whole class of persons?


#53

Adding to racial tensions, potentially resulting in violence. Not unlike inciting a riot.


#54

So every white person in America is the victim. Gotcha.


#55

Wow, that was quite a leap.


#56

I willing to bet you wouldn’t hold Trump responsible for any racially motivated actions that I happened recently.


#57

He said a whole class of persons was being slandered and defamed.


#58

Wrong. Trump is probably the worst offender.


#59

But he isn’t legally responsible.


#60

Perhaps he should be.