“If police ever find the pathetic losers who did this, they should be prosecuted for committing a hate crime …. but I’m sure they won’t be.” —posted by Tony Penny at CharlesCountyCafe.com
To what atrocious act is Mr. Penny referring?
According to the Human Rights Campaign.
The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act — hate crimes legislation pending in Congress … describes a “hate crime” as a violent act causing death or bodily injury “because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability” of the victim.
Some of the most well-known hate crimes of the past decade have included the murder of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to death because he was black, and the murder of Matthew Shepherd, who was beat to death for being gay.
But smashing the windows of an SUV? Yes. Yes, that’s really the same thing.