noun (legalese) A relatively recent reclassification of a wide range of federal, state, county, and municipal statues as new, and almost always more seriously punished, offenses applying to the same individual act and/or acts. Hate crime legislation is directed almost entirely against whites and Christians. Some smaller jurisdictions' statues even include specific language defining exact circumstances under which such offenses can occur, such as "a hate crime has occured when a member of a majority race, religion, or sexual preference etc. wrongs a member of a minority race, religion or sexual preference etc.
When I caught the home invader raping my daughter I shot and seriously wounded the perpetrator. Within 3 days the suspect was acquitted and I was charged with felony hate crime,sentenced to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail and sued for damages of ten million dollars for breach of civil rights by the N.A.A.C.P.
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