Monday, February 06, 2006

Boston Globe's Biased Source on "Hate Crimes"

The Boston Globe's original report on the New Bedford punk's attack at a gay bar included a graph showing the incidence of "hate crimes" in Massachusetts. If you look carefully at the graph, you'll notice the source is hardly reliable: "Fenway Community Health Center", the same place that encourages young men to engage in anal sex and possibly contract HIV/AIDS (for which they'll be paid $230).

Note also that the numbers from Fenway are not of prosecuted crimes. Who knows where their numbers come from. Reliable sources indicate that the incidence of crimes based on sexual orientation are declining.
See Robert Knight's citations, 'Hate Crime' Laws: An Assault on Freedom:

Homosexual activists often exaggerate the incidence of "hate crimes," which make up less than 1 percent of all crimes. Over the past several years, even with more law enforcement agencies reporting, the number of "hate crimes" based on "sexual orientation" has dropped.

In 2003, Americans were victimized by approximately 11 million "non-hate" crimes such as muggings, beatings, murders and property crime, such as burglaries, car theft and vandalism. Nearly 1.4 million of the crimes were classified as "violent crimes."

By contrast, there were 7,489 "hate crime" incidents, of which 1,239 were attributed to "sexual orientation" bias. That's a drop of five from the 2002 total of 1,244, and down 154 from 1,393 in 2001.

Meanwhile, homosexual activist groups and law enforcement agencies tracking "gay-on-gay" domestic violence reported 6,523 cases in 2003, up 13 percent from 5,718 in 2002.

People involved in homosexual behavior are astronomically more likely to be assaulted by another homosexual than to become the victim of a "hate crime."

What's more, the "hate crime" concept is profoundly subjective. According to FBI statistics,
5 five forcible rapes in 2003 were classified as "hate crimes." Overall, 93,433 forcible rapes were reported in 2003, which means the other 93,428 rapes were not "hate crimes."

Also in 2003, some 16,503 criminal homicides were reported, of which 14 were classified as "hate crimes." Six were said to be based on "sexual orientation," and five were said to be based on racial bias.