hate crimes
Can a hate crime be committed with words alone?
By  shruti sinha  |  23 Mar 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Prateek Kumar
Advocate

The use of bigoted and prejudiced language does not in and of itself violate hate crime laws. This type of offense is frequently classified as a bias incident. However, when words threaten violence, or when bias-motivated graffiti damages or destroys property, hate crime laws may apply.

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