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What To Do If You’ve Been Accused Of A Hate Crime

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As you know, a couple weeks ago, there was a shooting at a historic African-American church in South Carolina. A young Caucasian man killed nine African-American men and women. This was ruled a hate crime.

Every state has their own laws against hate crimes and resulting consequences, but you can guess they’re all pretty close to being the same. In Long Beach, one can and will be punished for harming, threatening, or harassing a person because of their sexual orientation, religion, nationality, gender, race or ethnicity, or disability.

Now, hate crimes can get tricky in their own way if or when (by definition) no true hate crime occurred:

  • A person can be wrongly accused of a hate crime simply because of miscommunication or a misunderstanding of some sort...