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Old 04-25-2011, 02:20 PM
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We also differentiate murder in the first and second degree, based primarily on the thought process involved. We also punish those who kill police officers more than those who kill average people. One can question whether hate crime legislation is good policy, but there is nothing fundamentally different between it and other divisions in the law that are widely accepted.

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