Before we begin, let's include the legislation itself:
Now, let's make it simple:Hate crime is the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious, sexual orientation, or disability. The purveyors of hate use explosives, arson, weapons, vandalism, physical violence, and verbal threats of violence to instill fear in their victims, leaving them vulnerable to more attacks and feeling alienated, helpless, suspicious and fearful.
Hate crime laws have a long history in the United States. The first hate crime laws were passed after the American Civil War. The modern era of hate-crime legislation was begun in 1968 with the passage of federal statute, 18 U.S. 245, part of the Civil Rights Act which made it illegal to "by force or by threat of force, injure, intimidate, or interfere with anyone who is engaged in six specified protected activities, by reason of their race, color, religion, or national origin."
This is Bill
Bill works for a manufacturing company that produces portable electronic devices. He's married, with one child and has a record free of any criminal activity. One evening, Bill returns to his home to find his wife in bed with another man. In a sudden fit of rage due to the circumstance, Bill causes physical injury to both his wife and her companion (via fist fighting)... with intent to cause bodily harm. Some would call this a crime of passion, as his target range is narrowed to those that have caused him emotional harm.
This is Dave
Dave is a college student with some new friends that share racially extremists views. He's unmarried, no children, with an impressive GPA and a record free of any criminal activity. While in school, his attendance has slumped and he's decided to dedicate more time to racial-preservation seminars and groups, and associates begin to notice a change in his demeanor. One morning, Dave decides to target the nearest non-white man seen with a white woman... and finds what he's looking for. He begins to physically harm the individual with intent to cause injury. Some would call this active intolerance, as his target range is widened to anyone of any non-white race seen with a white woman.
Which man is more a danger to society? Explain your answer, please.