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Letter: Hate crime laws

The problem with hate crime laws is that they are not equal. For example, if a white man kills a black man, he gets an enhanced sentence. If a black man kills a white man, he gets the usual sentence. The other reason is that it is impossible to defend against. How do you defend an allegation based on what you might have been thinking? These laws also become unjust to the citizenry because the value of a person in any protected class goes up compared to the average citizen. Why should they have more right to get justice than any other citizen?

Kurt Rogers

Springville