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Will Shabazz be charged or penalized for hate speech?

  1. breathe2travel profile image79
    breathe2travelposted 5 years ago

    Will Shabazz be charged or penalized for hate speech?

    NewBlackPantherParty leader Shabazz has been quoted saying hateful things: I love white-on white-crime, because that is the best crime; You should be thankful we’re not running around here hanging crackers by nooses and all that kind of stuff — yet, yet, yet; We don’t allow faggots and lesbians” in the New Black Panther Army;Envisions a world where every black person is “ready to bang on this cracker; We’re taught to send this cracker to the cemetery… so kiss ‘em goodbye.  So, why isn't he being charged with hate speech?

  2. d.william profile image62
    d.williamposted 5 years ago

    He is apparently not considered news worthy enough, or maybe not controversial enough..

  3. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    America tends to be extremely protective of Free Speech. Hatred isn't illegal unless it pushes into the realm of 'fighting words' or inciting violence, and that distinction seems to be poorly defined and difficult to charge someone with.

    There is a lot of hatred being spewed all over the place these days. If Shabbaz really said those things, it doesn't, to me, stand out from other things that are commonly heard.

  4. Attikos profile image78
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Charged? Penalized? Under this administration? Fat chance.