Monday, September 05, 2005


Update - When a Hate Crime Isn't a Hate Crime

Let's hope they don't just get the usual slap on the wrist :

Three teenagers and an adult were arrested for burning swastikas and obscenities into the Raagans family’s lawn in Lawrenceville, Ga. Their home was also egged and covered with toilet paper.

“While Gwinnett County Police were initially slow to respond to this incident, we are pleased with how swiftly and thoroughly they have conducted the investigation,” said Deborah Lauter, southeast regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. “Hate crimes demand a priority response because of their special emotional and psychological impact on the victim and the victim’s community. This was not just a teenage prank — the perpetrators clearly sought to terrorize the family.”

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