Originally Posted by The Baumer
In my opinion the punishment for crimes shouldn't be intensified by what the court thinks you're motive was. A crime is a crime and should have a standard punishment. When you start to guess someone's motive and decide who they are allowed to hate, then that can potentially be the first step towards the courts telling us who we can love or how we are allowed to think.
I totally agree Baumer but the simple fact is that any time a black person is attacked by a white person the hate crime card gets pulled no matter how minor the offense and it just doesn't when a black person attacks a white. The story linked above is a prime example, how more blatant of an offense do they need than a group of black teens call 4 white kids "crackers" while they beat them up? Sounds like the authorities are scared to call it for what it is because of the uproar they would receive from the black community.