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It's not a hate crime to ignoramuses and cowards

Arroyo Grande

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How can our mayor not speak out and call the cross-burning on the lawn of an African-American family what it is: a hate crime? No matter what the perpetrators may say their motivation was, everyone knows cross-burning is a hate crime. No one is so ignorant that they can conceive of this vile act as anything else.

If they know about cross-burning, they know it has only been used by groups hating blacks and can have no other meaning. And for our mayor to refuse to call it a hate crime is a cowardly act.

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