Hate crime at McMaster? I don't believe so. - Macleans.ca

Hate crime at McMaster? I don’t believe so.

Sorry folks, but this is a non-story at this point

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Hamilton Community Newspapers (a division of Metroland) ran a story last week entitled “Hate crime investigation up to attorney general” which follows up the so-called “free speech rally” at McMaster University in the winter.

The key passage in this article was the statement by the Hamilton Police Service that they do not believe a “hate crime” was committed. Sure, their report was referred to the Attorney General, but that’s standard practice in a divisive situation like this.

I was at the rally and yes it was disgusting. However, I don’t believe a hate crime was committed.

UPDATE 16 July 2008: I misread the passage from the Hamilton Police Service.

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