Re: Cybercrime Summit, from Netly/Afternoon Line (fwd)

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 08:06:12 -0800

There's no such thing as a hate crime. There's just a crime. How
can you somehow charge someone with a more serious crime or punish
them more by what you speculate they might have been thinking at the time?


> -> > Anne McLellan, Canada's attorney general, said her country wanted to
> -> > crack down on "old crimes using new technology -- for example, child
> -> > pornography or hate." Left unsaid was how, for instance, the U.S.
> -> > could follow Canada's lead and ban racist web sites, which are
> -> > permissible under the First Amendment.