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Attack on building is hate crime, N.Y. court rules

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/attack_on_building_is_hate_crime_ny_court_rules_20100401

A person can be guilty of a hate crime even if his victim is a building and not a person, a New York court found. The state's Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday that Mazin Assi's conviction under New York's hate crimes statute for throwing firebombs at a Bronx synagogue in 2000 was valid.

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