Brian Sikma writes, "Those who commit violent crimes should be punished regardless of their motive and regardless of the identity of their victim. Contrary to what many advocates of hate crimes legislation wish you to perceive, not a single criminal is escaping the consequences of his crime because of the lack of a hate crimes statute. Those who oppose hate crimes legislation do so on the grounds that everyone deserves to be equally protected from violent criminals. When government seeks to use the criminal justice system to right supposed social wrongs, the outcome is far from what real justice should be. You cannot have appropriate justice in the unequal application of justice."
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