Q: Can a person commit a hate crime on Craigslist
A person said to me on craigslist that I was a type of person that was derogatory that was saying about me being black in my family and saying it’s not right all you are a type of people shouldn’t be existing or something like that
A: Yes. A person may commit Aggravated Harassment over the internet. It may, however, be difficult to ascertain who actually wrote the message.
A: That is an outrageous statement but it probably would not qualify as a hate crime. Since it is published on a media platform It could be libel because of the defamatory nature of the words
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