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View Diary: Potential "Gay Panic" defense in beating death of Mississippi mayoral candidate (106 comments)

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  •  Hate crime, or crime of passion? (2+ / 0-)
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    Steveningen, Cassandra Waites

    If they were in a two week "intimate relationship", sounds like a crime of passion, not a hate crime.   Am I misreading the diary and link?

    If it is a crime of passion, then I don't see hate crime, not really, eh?

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 05:22:48 PM PST

    •  Yeah, the diary has very little to do (0+ / 0-)

      with designating the case as a hate crime. More needs to be made public before I would feel comfortable making that determination. The diary is arguing against any attempted defense of the murder using a gay panic strategy. In my opinion, judges should outright reject such a defense out of hand.

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