Reporter Shooting

Brill

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Key assumptions (based on his manifesto and coworker reports/complaints):
-Shooter believed he was victim of negative bias because of race and sexual orientation
-Shooter acted upon those beliefs and targeted the people, who he felt manifested his beliefs (paranoia)

Using those assumptions, why isn't this labeled a hate crime and some high speed hashtags blowing up the Twittersphere? Why aren't the masses protesting in the streets, calling for the removal of the rainbow flag or associating it with hate, tearing down all the MLK street signs, calling for arrest of NAACP leaders for hate mongering, blah, blah, blah?

Perhaps because those actions are a f'ing stupid response to the behavior of one crazed person? But when the shoe is on the other foot (re: Charleston), these actions are viewed acceptable by the masses and dissenters are identified/associated with extremists?

DISCLAIMER: I do not believe the shooter (either one) was influenced by race or sex: he was bat shit crazy just like the CO movie shooter and all the other fucktards that use violence as a means to an end. We should call a spade a spade without any political agenda...other than improving identification of mental health issues and improving treatment. Why do schools screen for curved spines yet mental health screening is a NO GO?

I would personally rather infringe the gun rights of the mentally unstable than the infringe the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of the potential victims.
 

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Because hate crimes might as well be called politically motivated convictions.

"Hate crime" is such a bogus concept.
 

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Because hate crimes might as well be called politically motivated convictions.

Whoa there...if you are saying that if violence is politically motivated, you've just defined terrorism.

If hate crime is terrorism, we have a whole 'nuther ball of wax.
 
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