Juries and Homosexuals
2nd: Prosecution of Hate Crimes
Let’s discuss hate crimes.
Why do we classify hate crimes differently than other crimes? What enhancement to punishment exists in DC for hate crime cases (according to the article and video)?
The article states that in DC, very few hate crime cases get prosecuted. Why do you think that is?
Now do some research about hate crime statistics in another state, city, or in the US overall. What do the statistics tell us?
Lastly, in your opinion, is hate crime legislation necessary?
The juries are against a homosexual because of several bias rulings that have been impacted by the suspect’s sexual orientation. In his article, Saenz explains an instance whereby a man was sentenced to death following the fact that the juries thought that he would ‘enjoy’ being in men prison (Saenz, 2019). Their decision was based on the fact that they thought the man was a homosexual. There other cases whereby some of the suspects have received biased ruling following their sexual orientation. Various communities, cities, states have different laws which have been inaugurated in order to defend the homosexual for any form of discrimination more so in the judicial systems. The state and federal laws have been inaugurated in order to guard……….
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