Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The FBI launches new effort against hate crimes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No one likes a snitch.

But there are times when reporting poor behavior or telling the truth to authority is valuable for societal health. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recognized this fact and has launched a national public awareness campaign calling on everyday citizens to report hate crimes when they see them.

The FBI Pittsburgh field office is joining that effort, and city residents should heed that request. In short, if you see something, say something, to borrow a phrase.

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The FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity.” Such crimes are disgusting and tear at the country’s social fabric.

via www.post-gazette.com

"Societal health." I don't know. This seems kind of unhealthy to me. I know. Let's just all agree to go back to 1995 or so. Just an idea.

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a hate crime is a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity.” But not by bias against social class, nationality, level or type of education, accent, height, weight, beauty, IQ, health, profession, political beliefs, hobbies, habits, etc etc.

It's good to know that beating up an FBI agent isn't a hate crime.

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 13, 2021 11:49:19 AM

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