Hate Crimes in America

Shawn Stoner

Mendoza, Jessica. "Hate Crimes in America Dropped by 8 Percent in 2014." Christian Science Monitor. 16 Nov. 2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 08 Jan. 2016.

The crimes in America that occur are motivated by race,gender, sex and other various reasons that make us humans different than one another. From what the FBI has gathered, most of the crimes that have been committed from race tension. When people hear that most of the crimes are caused by racial tensions, they think of African American or any race other than white Americans...when in reality, white Americans make up 52% of the crimes. 19% of the hate crimes that were recorded were known causes of the lesbian, gay and bi-sexual race.

What do you think and know about the Hate Crimes that have been recorded in your hometown area?

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Gass, Henry. "US Towns Call for Hate Crime Protections for Cops. But Does That Help?." Christian Science Monitor. 21 Oct. 2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.

For those of you that haven't heard of all the news about Police officers and other law enforcements, to sum it up...the "crimes" that the officer commits, in my own view should be charged as hate crimes. I'm not saying all of them are crimes but there are some that you can narrow out and see that they really are. Since 2009, with the government passing a law to protect gays and their rights that they have, they have no passed a law in 2015 that protects officers and law enforcement from the hate crimes. It's not really helping or going against the federal enforcement...it isn't even helping them. What happens in the heat of the moment happens and it all depends on what the judge says. The law does, on the other-hand help the officers maintain their state of living. From the early 2000's, 58% of deaths were by officers of the law. That number has dropped since 2003, and their were less deaths by officers just by changing their training and by passing the law. The law only protects the officers to a certain point. When they commit a hate crime wherever they are serving, it is taking too the next level immediately. If a civilian and an officer of the law were to commit the same hate crime, the officer would have a more harsh punishment. I think they both should be evenly prosecuted the same, but the judge has the final ruling. If you look at it in another persons point a view, it's almost as if the officer has benefits from the crimes he or she commits.