Police claim that six coeds beating an eighteen year old Egytptian girl to death in Nottingham is "not hate related?" Apparently it's just friendly gang violence like normal?
Attaching the "hate" moniker to violence has been a bad idea from the word go. To imply that one motivation for deliberately killing someone is worse than another is an underlying reason why our justice system is messed up. There is a reason that Lady Justice is depicted as blindfolded. The law was intended to assign guilt based on the crime, not on the status of the harmed or harm-er. When we attach the "hate" flag to a crime we also get the opposite end of judgments like Brock Turner. Murder should be wrong and the punishment applied evenhandedly regardless.