The problem with hate crime legislation is demonstrated by the unprovoked assault by 10 or more thugs on young Joshua Martin outside Six Flags Over Georgia. All are the same race, but suppose otherwise. So when is it a hate crime? By the way, wonder how many of the gang have fathers in the home?
By the way, I still say the murders of the Hispanic migrant workers in North Georgia by multiple black men would be treated as a hate crime if the murders were white. In fact, have hate crimes laws ever been invoked against people who were not white heterosexuals?