Call for harsh penalty for hate crimes

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  • editorial (4)The suspects, who were still at large, came from no­where sprayed fluid and then lit the poor man on fire, ac­cording to news reports. Whatever the motive of the suspects, what they did is simply unacceptable. The three males should be dealt with accordingly.
    With this disturbing inci­dent, people who are living within the vicinity are having thoughts if it still safe to walk at night on that area.

    This is not the first time that such a vicious attack has happened. Many people who belong to ethnic minor­ity communities have lost their lives in senseless acts of violence prompted by no other reason except for the colour of their skin. Hate crimes must end, and the public can be counted upon to support this.

    There would be more to come if the authorities will be too lenient in filing charg­es against the perpetrators of the crime.
    A stiff penalty should be imposed against hate crimes. This way, it will serve as a les­son and people who would be planning to do it will think twice before they do it
    As Michelle Barile, execu­tive director of the Commer­cial Drive Business Society, has said: “It’s a human-rights violation.”

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