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    Teens Charged With Hate Crime

    For Beating Teen With His Prosthetic Leg
    A southeast Missouri teenager is recovering after being attacked with his own prosthetic leg.

    Michael Williams of Cape Girardeau was attacked around 1 a.m. Sunday in an apartment complex parking lot. Police say two other teens in a car pulled alongside Williams, an 18-year-old who is missing half his right arm and wears a prosthetic leg due to a birth defect.

    One of the teens grabbed Williams' prosthetic leg and hit him with it.

    http://ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=103117

    What in anybody's life, makes them think it's okay to do something like this! I hope they both get the maximum penalty.

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    This is disgusting and shows their parents raised disgusting bullies..


    That being said... I can't stand te laws and reference to "hate crimes"
    IMO ANY attack on another is a crime out of hate.
    It certainly isn't one stemming from warm fuzzy feelings.
    I think if race or disability is a factor then judges should hand out the harshest sentence they can.

    If you harm someone then you have harmed someone.. Its all hateful.

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    It's not hard enough to deal with the reality of being differently abled, people have to go and do such stupid things. I hope the victim realizes that it's much better to be without a flesh and blood arm and leg than it would be to be without a kind heart and a compassionate brain.
    FUN... is a renewable resource!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitchWizard
    It's not hard enough to deal with the reality of being differently abled, people have to go and do such stupid things. I hope the victim realizes that it's much better to be without a flesh and blood arm and leg than it would be to be without a kind heart and a compassionate brain.
    Very well put.



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