HATE CRIME SERIES – 5

THE GENERAL HATE/BIAS CATEGORIES 

 To ensure clarification of definition consider the following.

Offences in the race category include people targeted because of an obvious visible difference, often the colour of their skin, or other physical characteristics relating to race.

Hate/bias motivated occurrences are coded as ethnicity to denote offences where the victims share a common cultural or national tradition or refer to victims by their birth origin rather than their present nationality.

The nationality category is used when a victim is targeted specifically because of his or her perceived nationality.

The sex category is used when a victim is targeted because of the gender that they are perceived to belong to (male, female, Trans or Transgender). Trans or Transgender is an umbrella term referring to people with diverse gender identities and expressions that differ from stereotypical gender norms. It includes but is not limited to people who identify as Transgender, Trans woman (male-to-female), Trans man (female-to-male), Transsexual, cross-dresser, gender nonconforming, gender variant or gender queer.

The categories of age, language, disability, sexual orientation and religion are typically clear in terms of why the victims have been targeted and therefore are often more easily categorized.   However, in similar factor occurrences, hatred can focus on members of a group who have significant points in common and share a trait that is often integral to the dignity of the person.  The shared trait is common to a group not just an individual.  Examples of any other similar factors include but are not limited to members of a particular profession (i.e. priests), ancestry and citizenship.

Hate groups are commonly loose affiliations or informal gatherings of like-minded individuals. These gatherings are more common to the internet than to actual physical arenas. Social media, blogs, forums, web sites and other forms of internet-based contact remain popular as modes for recruitment, expression, information and communication.

Multi-bias crimes are occurrences where more than one of the identifiable groups has been targeted.  This occurs when a suspect’s comments and/or actions are directed towards several victim groups.  For example, a hate propaganda flyer that targets Muslims, Canadians and First Nations members will be categorized as multi-bias.

We shall now proceed with further laws and enactments needing consideration in looking at the 2015 Winners of the Top Three Victim’s Categories.

THE TOP THREE TARGETED VICTIM GROUPS

In 2015, the Jewish community, followed by the LGBTQ community and the Muslim community were the most victimized groups.  And, the three most reported criminal offences motivated by hate/bias in 2015 were mischief to property, assault and criminal harassment.

Our Jewish CommunityThe Jewish community was the most victimized group for mischief to property occurrences.  Vandalism and graffiti were the two primary forms of mischief to property perpetrated by the offenders.

In 2001, under the Anti-Terrorism Act, a new provision was added to the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 430(4.1), which allow the courts to impose more severe penalties for the criminal offence of mischief to religious property.  Section 430(4.1) of the Criminal Code states:

“Everyone who commits mischief in relation to property that is a building, structure or part thereof that is primarily used for religious worship, including a church, mosque, synagogue or temple, or an object associated with religious worship located in or on the grounds of such a building or structure, or a cemetery, if the commission of the mischief is motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on religion, race, colour or national or ethnic origin,

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months.”

There appears to be no specific charge for the destruction or desecration of a place of worship other than section 430 which makes it an offense to willfully destroy, damage or interfere with the use of property. However, other sections of the Criminal Code can entail a maximum penalty of life imprisonment if there is danger to life. Whether s 430(4.1) applies, or should apply, to virtual places of worship is a matter of debate.

LGBTQ Community:   The LGBTQ community was the most victimized group for assault occurrences.

Section 265 defines assault as “the use or attempted use of force against another person without consent, or either the plausible threat of force or the display of a plausible facsimile of a weapon.” It is not necessary to prove physical contact to prove a charge of assault. This opens wide the doorway for verbal assault and the maximum penalty for assault is stated as five years.

Torture is considered an extreme and heinous form of physical and/or mental assault. Section 269.1 makes it an offense for any person acting under the authority of a public official to torture anyone. Torture is defined as intentionally inflicting severe physical or mental pain or suffering, for the purpose of intimidating, coercing, punishing or extracting information from the victim or third person. The maximum penalty is 14 years.

Muslims: “The Muslim community was the most victimized group for criminal harassment occurrences in 2015.  The regional instability in the Middle East has resulted in the displacement of nearly four million Syrian refugees.  In response, the Canadian government committed to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by January 1, 2016.  In 2015, the Service has noted an increase in hate/bias crime targeting the Muslim community, specifically during the month of November.  This trend may be attributed to negative backlash following the attacks in Paris, France and the government’s refugee resettlement plan.”

So, just what qualifies as criminal harassment?

Criminal Harassment

Section 264 defines criminal harassment as persistently following, communicating, watching or threatening any person or anyone known to that person when the perpetrators knows or ought to know that the other person might reasonably fear for their safety or safety of anyone known to the victim.

Section 372 prohibits communication designed to harass persons. Subsection 372. (1) prohibits the transmission of false information by any means, directly or indirectly, which is intended to injure or alarm any person. The maximum penalty is two years’ imprisonment. Subsection (2) makes the offense eligible for the maximum penalty is six months’ imprisonment and a $2,000 fine. Subsection (3) prohibits repeated telephone calls to any person with the intent of harassing any person. It must be assumed that repeated-mail or publications of similar intent would be categorized the same. For such the maximum penalty is six months’ imprisonment and a $2,000 fine.

IT IS NOT VERY DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS GUILTY OF DESTROYING THE NATION OF CANADA through their ‘actions of Criminal Harassment’ portrayed as being necessary for your well being.

It is such Criminal Harassment that Justin Trudeau’s Crew of Rabid Islamic Morons continue to employ, thus ensuring that Blood Shall Flow In Canada as posted on February 11, 2018   And, it is the rotted garbage of the likes of Ralph Goodale that must be totally eradicated from the Canadian political venue. It is a righteous action with God that this take place.

Phinehas

Galatians 4:16    Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

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