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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Miki - May 29, 2005, 8:12 PM
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Were is the outrage that a white man, was murdered by two black thugs
It is a obvious hate crime

I beg to differ with you a little bit here: There WAS plenty of outrage over the stabbing--many, many people in the community are quite upset about it, and sorry that it happened, because Beresford was killed, and in such a brutal manner, at that. I don't think that race was a factor in this at all--he just tried to STOP a mugging, and the two guys turned on him, which is unfortunate.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By Fred Sennott - May 29, 2005, 8:27 PM
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Its still a hate crime.Thugs no matter what their race are haters.
Trust in God and sin not.Don't blame me I'm like Sparky I voted for Sarah to.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By so - May 29, 2005, 9:27 PM
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how come your outrage took 3 weeks to surface?

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By Ron Newman - May 29, 2005, 10:16 PM
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Defining all violent crime as 'hate crime' makes the latter term meaningless.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Miki - May 29, 2005, 11:35 PM
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Point well taken, Ron. Thanks

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By eeka - May 30, 2005, 1:13 PM
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Yep.

I think though that it doesn't necessarily have to be congruent with systematic oppression. If it's determined that someone killed a WASP because they hate WASPs, this could be a hate crime. If someone harms a member of a marginalized group and appears to show no remorse and to not think of the person as a fellow human, then this may be a hate crime without knowledge of a specific motive or of marks of a hate crime such as slurs painted at the scene, etc.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By Scott - May 31, 2005, 7:38 AM
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Just to play devils advocate...

What does it matter what the motivation is?...
Isn`t a murder a murder and an assault an assault?
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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Funny Lookin' - May 31, 2005, 11:00 AM
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Just to play devils advocate...

What does it matter what the motivation is?...
Isn`t a murder a murder and an assault an assault?


I'm not saying I disagree with you, but our legal system does have a tradition of trying to look into the perpetrator's mind and motivations when deciding what crime applies.

There's a legal difference between deliberately, methodically planning to kill someone and then carrying it out, versus killing him on purpose in the heat of passion when you hadn't previously planned to do so (as in, a fight getting out of hand) versus doing something that results in his death when you didn't really intend to do so (as in, you get into a shoving match and the person slips and whacks his head on the concrete and in a freak accident it kills him).

Hate crime laws are, I think, an expansion of this concept:

But the definition of a hate crime needs to be pretty tight. Just because the perps and victims were of two groups often at odds (racially, religiously, ethnically) doesn't automatically prove (or even suggest) a hate crime.



Nothing of interest here. Move along

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By Ron Newman - May 31, 2005, 11:11 AM
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And in this case, we have absolutely no evidence that the victim was targeted because he was white, or because he was gay. It seems much more likely that he was killed while being robbed.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By eeka - May 31, 2005, 12:49 PM
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Right, and someone can also be charged with various types of negligence, if someone dies due to actions that clearly weren't aimed at harming anyone but that weren't too bright. You're driving faster than you should be in the rain, which isn't the best idea, and you skid into a kid who ran out into the road. The charge is more than "too fast for conditions" and a $50 fine, since a kid died, but it wouldn't be homicide since you didn't intend to harm anyone.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Miki - Jun 1, 2005, 1:17 AM
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Actually, many years ago, I read a rather horrific story in our local paper(Boston Globe) about a Boy Scout Troop leader who was driving 3 Boy Scouts from his troop home from a meeting one night, in a soaking wet rain. Well, the Scoutmaster, who was clearly going way too fast for existing conditions (in his brand-new car, to boot) skidded on the wet pavement and ended up having a terrible, terrible accident, where the three boys(high school age) were forcibly ejected from the car, the car was demolished, and, miraculously enough, the scoutmaster was uninjured. The Scoutmaster was charged with negligent homicide. Not sure what he got for a sentence, though.

This grisly incident took place in my old hometown, and one of the three kids killed in that horrible accident had been a friend of my younger brother's, but they'd been on the outs for a couple of years.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By eeka - Jun 1, 2005, 9:40 AM
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Ugh, sorry to hear that.

If they were ejected, they were most likely not wearing seatbelts, yes?

If people under 16 or under guardianship are not buckled in, the driver bears the responsibility for this.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Miki - Jun 1, 2005, 1:14 PM
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The three kids, who were high school freshmen. were not wearing seatbelts, which is why they were ejected from the car. The fact that the Scoutmaster was charged with negligent homicide seems to be a good indication that the driver was held responsible.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By eeka - Jun 1, 2005, 1:16 PM
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Right, just pointing out that the seatbelts thing was a component of his charge; he could still have been charged due to his driving if they had been wearing seatbelts.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Miki - Jun 1, 2005, 7:12 PM
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Very true, eeka. In fact, the Scoutmaster was charged with negligent homicide due mainly to his driving, and justifiably so. Don't know what kind of a sentence he got, but here's hoping it was a harsh one.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By eeka - Jun 1, 2005, 8:02 PM
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Well, the seatbelt thing is a no-brainer, and I think it's good to publicize these things so that people will think about insisting kids are buckled up. Hell, insisting your adult friends buckle up too.

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Miki - Jun 2, 2005, 12:17 AM
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Right on, eeka!!

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing

By eeka - Jun 2, 2005, 8:50 AM
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Miki, don't make me turn this car around right now!

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Re: Dorchester Stabbing
By Frankie - Jun 2, 2005, 8:52 AM
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Your seatbelt is secure for such a procedure, is it not?

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Knock it off

By adamg - Jun 2, 2005, 8:58 AM
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Miki, don't make me turn this car around right now!



Yeah, don't make me come back there!

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Re: Knock it off

By triquetra - Jun 2, 2005, 9:21 AM
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But Aaaaaddddaaammm, she's on my siiiiide!
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THEY STARTED IT

By eeka - Jun 2, 2005, 9:28 AM
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ADAM MIKI'S TOUCHING MEEEEEEE

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Re: THEY STARTED IT

By adamg - Jun 2, 2005, 9:44 AM
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So help me!

YOU! Keep your fingers to yourself!

And YOU! Stop bothering your sister!

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Re: THEY STARTED IT

By eeka - Jun 2, 2005, 10:00 AM
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DrSns: Wake up! It's late!
It's twenty minutes after eight
Everyone get up; it's time to go
Up and at 'em now
Come on; shake a leg
Have some juice and scrambled egg
On the floor and out the door
Let's get on our way.

Dot : Hey, watch out!
Yakko: What's the matter?
Dot : You almost knocked me off the ladder
Yakko: No I didn't
Dot : Yes you did; I almost fell
Yakko: Don't exaggerate
Dot : I'm not
Yakko: Yeah, right
Dot : Are you trying to pick a fight?
Yakko: Will you get out of my face?!
Dot : Well, you're always in my space
DrSns: Hey get off each other's case
Because we're trying to get along.

Wakko: I want pancakes
Or a waffle
This tastes awful
Is that all we've got?
Can't find my clothes
And I need to blow my nose
And my socks are full holes
And my shoelace has a knot.

Dot : That's my toothbrush
Yakko: No it's not
Dot : Well, it's sitting in my slot
Yakko: No it isn't; this is mine and that one's yours
Dot : Well, you're standing in my way
Yakko: Yeah, that's tough
DrSns: Alright now that's enough
Everybody get your stuff
Because we're going out the door.

DrSns: Every time we get into the car
It's so much work
It takes us twenty minutes
While you're driving me berserk
With your playing und your jumping
Und your running all about
When I finally get you inside
You always lock me out!

Dot : I'm mad, I'm mad
I'm really, really, really mad
You poked me with your elbow in my side
Yakko: No I didn't!
Dot : Yes you did
Yakko: Nuh-uh
Dot : You did
And I'm just a little kid
You're lying; don't deny it
Yakko: Oh, I'm gonna hit you
Dot : Yeah, just try it
DrSns: Will both of you be quiet
'Cause we're driving in a car!

Dot : Ow, he hit me!
Yakko: Ow, she bit me!
Dot : He said he's gonna "get me"
Yakko: No I didn't
Dot : Yes you did!
DrSns: Alright that's it; now I forbid
Either one of you to say another word!

Wakko: Are we there yet?
I'm tired.
I'm hungry.
How far?
My nose is snotty
Need to move my body
Gotta use the potty
Better stop the car.

Dot : Stop it!
Yakko: No, you stop it
DrSns: Why can't you both just drop it?
Dot : Well, he started it
Yakko: Oh, yeah, I'm really sure, uh-huh
Dot : Na-ah
Yakko: Uh-uh
Dot : It's your fault
Yakko: No it's not.
Your leg is in my spot
DrSns: Yakko you be quiet
Und that goes for you too, Dot!

DrSnS: Every time we take a trip
It's always just the same
With the fighting und the biting
Und the calling all those names
Then there's pushing und there's shoving
Und there's scratching on the neck
When we finally get to where we're going
Everyone's a wreck!

YW+D : Yak yak yak yak yak yak yak yak yak yak yak yak yak!

Dot : I'm mad, I'm mad Wakko: Are we there yet?
I'm really, really, really mad I'm tired.
You poked me with your elbow in my side I'm hungry.
Yakko: No I didn't! How far?
Dot : Yes, you did, you did My nose is snotty
And I'm just a little kid Need to move my body
DrSns: Will both of you be quiet Got to use the potty
'Cause we're driving in a car! Better stop the car.

DrSns: We're here, we're here
Doesn't anybody want to give a cheer?
Yakko: You mean this is where we're all gonna spend the day?
Dot : At the circus?!
Wakko: Hey, guys, look! They got rides!
DrSns: Now you're satisfied?
Alright, everyone inside
And let's have some fun, okay?

YW+D : Yay!!!

Dot : I'm glad, I'm glad
What a really great time we had
Did you see those lions and those tigers
Weren't they neat?
DrSns: Are you happy now?
Dot : We are; thanks a lot
I'm sorry that we fought
From now on I'll get along
Yakko: That's alright, Dot; I was wrong
DrSns: Ah that's nice, now come along
Let's all get in the car.

Dot : You can take the seat you like
You're always so gallant
Yakko: Ah, thank you, Dot, but ladies first
You take the seat you want
DrSns: Everybody's happy now
We've had a real good day
Und now it's time to go back home
So let's be on our way.

Dot : You hit me
Yakko: No I didn't
Dot : Yes you did. Stop it!
Yakko: No, you stop it
Dot : Move your leg
Yakko: No, you move your leg
Dot : You started it
Yakko: No I didn't, you did
Dot : No I didn't, you did
Yakko: So what?
Dot : You always start it!
Yakko: Don't you cross that line!
Dot : You're not the boss of me!
Yakko: This is where the line is, right here!
Dot : Oh yeah? Since when? Get out of my face! I'm the boss here!
Yakko: Dr Scratchansniff, she started it!

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Why, Oh Why

By Michael Kerpan - Jun 2, 2005, 10:10 AM
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Haven't the Animaniacs' antics been released on DVD?

Ditto for Pinky and the Brain.

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