Poll: Hate Crime Laws

Hate Crime Laws
Some nations enshrine Hate Crimes in their legislation. How do Hate Crime Laws make you feel? Tick all that apply. [359 votes total]

A crime is a crime. Why do we need to have an extra category? (121)  33%
I like the idea of an extra penalty for showing hate. (165)  45%
I feel safer because of Hate Crime laws (95)  26%
If prosecutors would prosecute properly we would not need Hate Crime Laws (124)  34%
Hate Crime Laws are a political veneer to pretend lawmakers are doing something (83)  23%
Hate Crime Laws make no positive difference to those who show hatred (107)  29%
Hate Crime Laws make some positive difference to those who show hatred (42)  11%
Hate Crime Laws make a great deal of positive difference to those who show hatred (36)  10%
Who thinks of a Hate Crime Law when they are kicking some poor soul to death? (128)  35%
A Hate Crime Law is just for extra revenge on the perpetrator (27)  7%
I dislike the concept but accept the current value. At some future time I'd like them gone (49)  13%
Hate Crime Laws are just another knee jerk political reaction and do not solve the problem (85)  23%
Maybe we need Hate Crime Laws to make the police investigate assaults properly (123)  34%
I am against Hate Crime Laws, period. (29)  8%
I am in favour of Hate Crime Laws, period (103)  28%
I kind of like the idea of Hate Crime Laws, but I can't put my finger on why (35)  9%
I kind of dislike the idea of Hate Crime Laws, but I can't put my finger on why (13)  3%
Some other answer not covered above in favour of Hate Crime Laws (38)  10%
Some other answer not covered above against Hate Crime Laws (14)  3%

 


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