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Wisconsin v. Mitchell
Citation:Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476 (1993)
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The defendant, Mitchell, saw a movie in which a white man had beaten a young black man. Afterwards, he asked his friends, “Do you all feel hyped to move on some white people?” The group then beat up a young white man. Mitchell was convicted for aggravated battery and his sentence was increased under a Wisconsin statute providing extra punishment for hate crimes (crimes in which the victim was selected on the basis of a prohibited criterion such as race).
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