That “hate crime” crap has so much wrong with it that I am surprised it has survived in the legal system as long as it has. Let the punishment for the crime committed be enough to punish and act as an inducement to others to not commit crimes. That is not happening as crime statistics show. Would public hangings cut down the murder rate?
Screw that “hate crime” crap. Society operated fine before political correctness intruded and muddied already murky waters.