Isn't this another Bonfire of the Vanities?
I'm by no means excusing this crime - he's guilty as sin by his own recording. This isn't about the white man, but the omission of the black defendants who are NOT charged with a hate crime. Each case must be taken individually and obviously a hate crime is not extended in all situations.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"