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If hate speech is legally protected, then is it constitutional to stack on additional punishment for hate crimes?

Redacted vandalismperson shall "receive a sentence one degree higher than it would be for the same crime committed by a person who never had an abortion" ?
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Legality of "counter-blackmailing" with calling/reporting to the police

Is there an exemption to the illegality of blackmailing if that blackmailing is of the sort "if you don't stop blackmailing me, I will call the police"? Why am I asking this exactly? A more ...
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Will police help me if I my motorcycle is stolen but has an active tracker that is transmitting information in Canada?

So, I got a new motorcycle, and it is natural for me to wonder about its security. Since I would be moving back to US in about 1 year, I am planning on not getting insurance. That being said, I am ...
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International Cybercrime Based in China. Who's Jurisdiction is it?

Quick question... I got my crypto wallet hacked. I live in Canada. Offender lives in China. After the theft, he deposited the money into Huobi, whose HQ is also in China. I did some preliminary ...
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Is It Legal For Amateurs To Investigate Crimes / Cold Cases?

As someone who is not a member of law enforcement, I have an interest in possibly investigating unsolved crimes and cold cases near me, including missing persons. I am in Michigan, in case ...
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Do stop signs qualify as traffic control signals?

In an earlier question, I discovered that in many jurisdictions, such as Florida and Ohio, you need a marked crosswalk to cross any streets/roads whose intersections have traffic control signals. ...
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Must bystanders do anything if they witness an ongoing rape in the Pennsylvania, United States?

I read on https://www.cbsnews.com/news/philadephia-septa-train-rain-bystanders-shouldve-intervented-police-say/: A woman was allegedly raped on a suburban Philadelphia train last week while police ...
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Indirect misdeanor prosecution

Let us say person "A" has wilfully committed a misdemeanor, such as vandalism, and he testifies truthfully that person "B" caused him to commit the crime by suggesting it and ...
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Do jaywalking laws apply in neighborhoods and other areas with few-lane roads?

Do jaywalking laws apply mainly to areas with multi-lane roads and higher traffic, or do they apply even in smaller neighborhoods and 5 mph campgrounds? Is it considered illegal if, for example, I ...
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Why is it not the FBI's policy to electronically record witness interviews? [closed]

What I think is the reason is related to Title 18 of the United States Code, section 1001, which makes it a felony for anyone to make a false statement to the FBI. This, in turn, means that if there's ...
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Is commiting a domestic crime in a foreign country punishable?

If a Frenchman was to commit a French crime while visiting Australia, where that action is not a crime, can France prosecute them for that action?
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Is there some kind of disclosure immunity if you violate your non-disclosure agreement to reveal fraud?

Is there some kind of disclosure immunity if you violate your non-disclosure agreement to reveal fraud? In the United States, is there some kind of law that protects people when they violate their NDA ...
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Retired Police Officer (still state licensed) obligation to report a crime

A retired Police Officer still holds state license (former chief of police in small suburb). A family member of the officer tells him of an [alleged] assault against her What is the oath or sworn ...
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Charged with death of self?

This is a hypothetical question, but I can use current news as an example. In some jurisdictions, I believe an arsonist can be charged with manslaughter if a fireman dies while fighting the fire, even ...
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Is mere accusation without evidence other than testimony of the accuser, grounds for arrest in the UK?

Several years ago I was stopped in public by the police. Someone had 'identified' me as abusing them in terms of their gender two years before that. Had that happened, I suppose it would have been ...
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