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Alec Baldwin being investigated
for possible hate crime

Fox News, by Leora Arnowitz

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/20/2013 2:51:07 PM

NEW YORK – Alec Baldwin’s latest squabble with the media may have him in some serious hot water. An NYPD rep told FOX 411 the 54-year-old actor is being investigated following an altercation he allegedly got into with a New York Post photographer. “Our hate crimes task force is reviewing the case,” the rep said. The Post reported the incident on Monday, in an article that detailed their staff’s side of the story. The story claims reporter Tara Palmeri and photographer G.N. Miller approached Baldwin outside of his East Village residence

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Nothing will ever happen to him. If he was a conservative you know it would be a different story.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: larry_bud_melman, 2/20/2013 2:56:56 PM     (No. 9187187)

Every time Mr. Baldwin leaves his house is a hate crime.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sw penn, 2/20/2013 3:00:12 PM     (No. 9187197)

And what happens
when your "hate crimes"
are declared a violation of
the First Amendment?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimJr, 2/20/2013 3:05:09 PM     (No. 9187205)

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."

- If you´re a white, conservative, straight, christian male, otherwise it´s a hate crime.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 2/20/2013 3:06:05 PM     (No. 9187206)

Why should anything happen to him. A pair of fools harass him on the street and he lets loose with a few choice words. So what. How can this even be considered a crime. I´ve seen no mention of assault.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/20/2013 3:12:11 PM     (No. 9187220)

At least he wasn´t drinking water.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/20/2013 3:18:32 PM     (No. 9187231)

After claiming he´d self-deport if Bush was reelected, it would be really embarrassing if he had to flee to avoid hate crimes prosecution under Obama.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HalfNorsk, 2/20/2013 3:27:37 PM     (No. 9187251)

Boo-hoo. To consider the possibility that this uber-liberal will hoist with his own petard is utterly delicious.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/20/2013 3:31:01 PM     (No. 9187257)

"Hate crims task force"--sheesh. The only good thing in all this is it´s happening to a particlarly smugly arrogant liberal.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coyote, 2/20/2013 3:35:58 PM     (No. 9187272)

no crime here.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/20/2013 3:43:47 PM     (No. 9187283)

Ah yes, the tolerant left. It´s only a hate crime if it´s linked to a conservative.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/20/2013 3:46:20 PM     (No. 9187294)

He´s a giant jerk and an idiot but the whole idea of ´hate crimes´ is never applied equally and is bogus.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lancelink1, 2/20/2013 3:59:08 PM     (No. 9187327)

Who is Alec Baldwin?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/20/2013 4:01:04 PM     (No. 9187332)

Hey, it may have been hate, but where is the darn crime? Is there now a law against telling someone off or calling them names? If that were so, every leftist would be guilty of hate crimes. Come on... we are turning into a nation of thought police and making criminals out of ordinary citizens. This has to stop!!! I don´t like Baldwin, but I will not go along with these thought crimes either. This is unConstitutional.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: aindyin, 2/20/2013 4:03:45 PM     (No. 9187344)

I say hang the bast@rd

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Reply 15 - Posted by: alloysteel, 2/20/2013 4:06:49 PM     (No. 9187352)

Could this mean that "hate crimes" are no longer such a serious sort of illegal activity, or is this law going to be selectively enforced, only upon people who are unpopular and/or "not politically correct"?

Alec Baldwin is certainly deserving of all the censure that would be heaped upon the head of some poor unsuspecting fool who happened to be overheard by a hostile witness, but it just is not going to happen.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ocho reales, 2/20/2013 4:08:10 PM     (No. 9187355)

Capital One is engaged in slow suicide by keeping this piece of trash in their advertisements. I wouldn´t take a Capital One card if they paid me to do so. Talk about poor judgement!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/20/2013 4:17:58 PM     (No. 9187376)

Only white CONSERVATIVE males can be found guilty of a hate crime. Liberals are immune from prosecution of most laws. They can hold an illegal gun magazine in their hand on national television in Washington, DC and be immune from prosecution. They can confess to perjury on national TV ("I didn´t have sex with that woman, Monica...") and not suffer a penalty.

Liberals are immune from prosecution.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/20/2013 4:18:30 PM     (No. 9187377)

Mr. Baldwin, of Gotham City´s East Village and Studio 54´s most famous former busboy, may have a legitimate excuse here. He was recently quoted as noting that..."There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 2/20/2013 4:19:07 PM     (No. 9187380)

Mr. Baldwin verbally abused his daughter. Shouldn´t that be a hate crime?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BlueSkies, 2/20/2013 4:25:36 PM     (No. 9187401)

Speech is now a crime?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: horacer, 2/20/2013 4:28:51 PM     (No. 9187409)

So what if he called the guy coon and crackhead. So what if he said to the reporter I hope you choke. He could have tossed in the N word, flipped them off, added a few four letter words and there´s still no CRIME. How can you have a hate crime if there´s no crime.

What law did he break. Do you want him prosecuted for bad language, honestly? So he´s a jerk, so what. Is that the new criminal standard. Sorry sir you didn´t break the law but you´re a jerk so we´re taking you to jail.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/20/2013 4:54:38 PM     (No. 9187485)

Just like the Old Bolsheviks, lefties are finding out that the revolution eats its own. You don´t have to read Orwell on Koestler to know that.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Feebie, 2/20/2013 4:55:02 PM     (No. 9187486)

There was no crime. This is a really bad law, however, considering Baldwin is such a staunch liberal - i would say enforcing a bad law as strictly as possible might do some good.

Perhaps then it might be reconsidered or reppealed. When these things happen to us common folk, it won´t get nearly the attention it deserves.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/20/2013 5:16:02 PM     (No. 9187520)

First mistake: Alec forgot he isn´t a Kennedy.

So now we have a Liberal v. Minority fight. And the NYPD won´t want either to lose. What to do?

My guess - the NYPD will try to hand off to the DOJ for review and possible federal action.

Hate Speech laws will almost always lead to only political prosecutions.

I hope juries will refuse to convict people for disagreeable language and a listener´s hurt feelings. I expect otherwise.






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Reply 25 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/20/2013 5:17:37 PM     (No. 9187524)

I thought he moved to France

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Reply 26 - Posted by: DADOFBOYS, 2/20/2013 5:30:41 PM     (No. 9187549)

As much as I despise him, this is certainly no crime and I welcome the court challenge that would come from his prosecution.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/20/2013 5:56:53 PM     (No. 9187604)

And this illustrates just exactly how unconstitutional hate crimes are.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: connor, 2/20/2013 6:24:39 PM     (No. 9187643)

To tell someone "I want you to choke to death," is a threat.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: CNY, 2/20/2013 6:41:32 PM     (No. 9187657)

I wonder how his studies for his master´s degree in political science are going? Ha, ha, ha. Dreadful buffoon and detestable dunce though he is, that wasn´t a crime. I suppose it´s too much to hope that the left sees how wrong establishing the ´hate crime´ designation was.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/20/2013 9:41:52 PM     (No. 9187895)

That´s some real first-class reporting there, FoxNews.

The "rep"? Not once, but TWICE that idiotic and lazy term is used.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/21/2013 9:39:05 AM     (No. 9188618)

Baldwin is an idiot, however, no crime was committed here. If you are not allowed to speak on a public street then where are you allowed to speak? Alex needs to learn to control his moronic behavior in public. His speech, however, is protected.

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