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    Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    While reading this 'Identity of Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax may soon be revealed', I started wondering if we should publish the names and pictures of all individuals who staged hate crimes, in order to prevent others from doing the same.


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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    While reading this 'Identity of Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax may soon be revealed', I started wondering if we should publish the names and pictures of all individuals who staged hate crimes, in order to prevent others from doing the same.


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    It would have to be on a case by case basis. In cases where some individual or individuals were personally harmed or damaged by false allegations, absolutely yes. A more innocent prank that didn't really hurt anybody, we might have room for a bit of compassion, most especially if the person was remorseful and not likely to repeat the offense.

    I wish it would become federal law, subject to heavy penalty, that when the media runs a hateful or suggestive headline that smears a person's reputation, and it turns out to be a lie, intended or unintended, the media should run an equally prominent headline in an equally prominent part of the paper or newscast admitting they screwed up and X is innocent and then devote as much time or column inches explaining how they wronged the person and deserved all the criticism anybody can direct at them. And they should have to run that every single day for a week.

    I think that might restore some integrity to the corrupt and irresponsible media we now have.
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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Throw them in jail for the amount of time that the person they accused would get if they were found guilty.

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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajn678 View Post
    Throw them in jail for the amount of time that the person they accused would get if they were found guilty.
    I would be onboard with that if there were an actual victim, like if an actual individual was falsely accused. But if it was just some made up person who was accused I would dial it back. I'm not big on jail time for victimless crimes.

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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    People who intentionally lie to the authorities and the media about being victims of hate crimes should be held accountable for actions and be tried for defamation. They're a burden to the legal system and a cancer to their own political causes.
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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    I thought making a false report was already illegal? If media did it's job correctly they would at least verify there was a police report filed, and in this case they don't get any publicity and if they did and lied they go to jail.

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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    While reading this 'Identity of Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax may soon be revealed', I started wondering if we should publish the names and pictures of all individuals who staged hate crimes, in order to prevent others from doing the same.


    Identity of Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax may soon be revealed - The College Fix
    You mean, should we instate punishment by means of exposure to public mob violence? No.

    Everyone knows that people exposed to the media even as being suspects often wind up being attacked by the public. To do that intentionally is profoundly unethical and cruel.

    If we want to punish them (which I am not opposed to doing in some circumstances), we have a correctional system we can use to do so in a controlled manner, without risk of uncontrollable violence. Use it.

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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    You mean, should we instate punishment by means of exposure to public mob violence? No.
    And your evidence that public mob violence would ensue is?

    [Qupte]Everyone knows that people exposed to the media even as being suspects often wind up being attacked by the public. To do that intentionally is profoundly unethical and cruel.[/quote]

    We do it with sex offenders in many states. It helps to educate parents. I find it more unethical to give people light sentences, and then let them slip anonymously back into the public to do it again.

    [Qupote]If we want to punish them (which I am not opposed to doing in some circumstances), we have a correctional system we can use to do so in a controlled manner, without risk of uncontrollable violence. Use it.[/QUOTE]

    Again, where's your proof that people who staged hate crimes have ever been the target of "uncontrollable violence"?

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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I would be onboard with that if there were an actual victim, like if an actual individual was falsely accused. But if it was just some made up person who was accused I would dial it back. I'm not big on jail time for victimless crimes.
    False reporting of a crime doesn't always produce a victim, but it's still a crime.
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    Re: Should Hate Crime Hoaxers Be Exposed?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    False reporting of a crime doesn't always produce a victim, but it's still a crime.
    Well, that is filing a false police report and takes police resources away from working real cases. Obviously that is a crime. I was thinking more along the lines of telling your false story through social media or something.

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