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How Is This Appalling, Racist Harassment in Virginia Beach NOT Considered a Hate Crime?

It's certainly "intended to intimidate or harass any individual or group because of race"

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It’s just mind boggling and appalling that this is happening, and also that local authorities claim they can’t do anything about it. Isn’t this basically the definition of a hate crime, per Virginia code?

“‘Hate crime’ means (i) a criminal act committed against a person or his property with the specific intent of instilling fear or intimidation in the individual against whom the act is perpetrated because of race, religion, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin or that is committed for the purpose of restraining that person from exercising his rights under the Constitution or laws of the Commonwealth or of the United States; (ii) any illegal act directed against any persons or their property because of those persons’ race, religion, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin; and (iii) all other incidents, as determined by law-enforcement authorities, intended to intimidate or harass any individual or group because of race, religion, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.”

 

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