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Tell Us: Is this a Biased Crime?

Woman says baby Jesus was stolen from creche in her front yard.

A Patch reader recently told us that the baby Jesus was stolen from the creche in her front yard on Harriet Drive in Syosset. She reported the incident to police and was told it did not constitute a biased crime. 

Nothing else was removed from the display. 

"I cannot believe that someone would be so disrespectful," she wrote. "It certainly was a way to take CHRIST out of Christmas."  

Tell us, do you think this should constitute a biased crime?



J Carlino December 31, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Yes!! In both crime and law, hate crimes occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: racial group, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or gender identity. ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bias_crime

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