It's a heinous cowardly thing to do to anyone, but to announce the race element, and brag about it, is begging for the extra penalty to be applied. As for the ludicrous idea that he's the only white guy to have ever done it, anyone pushing that has severe problems with reality.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
Hate crime legislation -- the idea that doing the exact same illegal physical act is more illegal if you think the way the state does not like.
Sounds pretty much like a textbook hate crime to me.
The stated motive is readily available in this case, whereas in the vast majority of others is purely speculative and therefore not a worthwhile avenue to pursue. Shouldn't be much of a controversy to be quite frank. Of course, that would squander a perfectly good opportunity to drum up fears of white persecution at the hands of a black President and Attorney General.
One of you will end up here next!