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Mass. attorney general sets up hotline to report post-election crap

Attorney General Maura Healey announced a new hotline for reporting "bias-motivated threats, harassment, and violence ... following reports of harassment and intimidation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals and immigrants since Election Day."

Call 800-994-3228 or file online, but the AG's office adds, call 911 first if you feel under immediate threat.

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Trump said, "Stop it." So, there won't be any more instances, right?

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Trump's in power, so the racists are coming out of the woodwork.

Obama was in power (still is, technically), so the racists are lashing out. Of the woodwork.

Bush was in power, so the racists were coming out of the woodwork.

Clinton was in power, so the racists were still fighting the Cold War. Against the woodwork.

Bush Sr was in power, so the racists were...

When all you have is a hammer....

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It doesn't make any sense, but is impressive for the stretching to hammer that bent nail.

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He's still upset that he can't find white hoods that fit comfortably without chafing at the neck. He'll be more cheerful once you can get a 600-threadcount one off of Amazon.

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In other places, Roman has identified as a Jew.

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following reports of harassment and intimidation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals and immigrants since Election Day

Where were these incidents other than the questionable one in Natick? All I have read about is Trump supporters being beaten and liberals rioting. How many are staffing the "hotline?" Might be better for the A.G. to establish a heroin hotline or something meaningful as addicts are dropping like flies. The Trump supporters I have met are quite happy, peaceful and hopeful. What a joke.

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Let me help jog your memory:

Why just on the uhub site here's one:
http://www.universalhub.com/2016/coupla-yahoos-pickup-trump-flag-ordered...

and here's the a**hole who decided to wave a Trump flag in front of a Mexican restaurant http://www.fox25boston.com/news/hate-crime-investigation-underway-after-...

and you literally commented on this post, so you must've seen it:
http://www.universalhub.com/2016/more-dispatches-trumplandia-ma

But those are all also "questionable" too, right?

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The guys in the truck at the Mexican restaurant seem like inconsiderate jerks, who are no doubt trying to be provocative. But I'll bet you a beer they will not be charged with any crime, hate or otherwise. http://www.fox25boston.com/news/hate-crime-investigation-underway-after-...

I really hope we aren't trying to criminalize inconsiderate speech or provocative behavior (as long as there is no direct threat of assault).

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Otherwise, these incidents are always just incivility, no matter how threatening and intimidating people find them. Have some manners, boys!

You must always get a white person to validate that something is racism, and a man to vouch for something being sexist, don'cha know!

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It's allright, if it's white.

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I'm not a lawyer, but I would certainly characterize the behavior as "harassment and intimidation". Why do you think he picked a Mexican restaurant of all places, just coincidence? Do you think its right that the owners of this restaurant should have to put up with this?

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Also not a lawyer. But harassment looks like a pattern, not just one incident of being a jerk.

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter265/sect...

Section 43A. (a) Whoever willfully and maliciously engages in a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts over a period of time directed at a specific person, which seriously alarms that person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, shall be guilty of the crime of criminal harassment.

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It really takes two freaking seconds to type "massachusetts heroin hotline" in the little bar:

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