As Firefly noted that he point here is that this particular crime of murder (hate crime is poorly named) is NOT 'just murder' if this one state has NEVER EVER prosecuted such a case in it's entire history. Your feeble attempt at turning the discussion away from recognition of the nature of such a crime does not change the facts. The man died horribly because he was black - not because he was the first person they spotted while they had violence on their pea-sized brains. His only wrong-doing was that he was walking while being black.
He died because he was black and ran into some sick white racists so why is that worst then if his best friend or his wife murder him for example?
For a people who claim that race should not matter we sure go to the ends of the Earth to make everything about race....
That statement simply demonstrates you do not understand the nature, or the far-reaching effects, of a hate crime, and how it differs from other acts of murder, and why the law treats it differently
Sorry Firefly but we now have a black president elected by the majority of the country...
By the very nature of things by the time such laws can be pass the need for those laws are behind us.
The fact that those very laws are now being apply to black men at a two to one ratio by population should tell anyone that they are doing more harm then good.
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Once more those laws are now being apply more against the black population
Somehow no matter what Obama stand on such laws are I do not think that the wives and children of those black men feel grateful for those laws.