Of those victims reporting hate violence, 46 percent required medical attention.In a perfect world, we wouldn't need hate crimes laws. Criminals of all types and motivations would be sought by law enforcement with equal gusto. Unfortunately that world must be in a different area code.
In addition, reports of physical abuse by law enforcement officials increased 150 percent between 2006 and 2008.As long as police are part of the problem, and not part of the solution, these laws will have a place. Because the truth is, a lot of cops couldn't care less if you were bashed, you f#$@ing queer. (I have seen cops, called to scene of a bashing, arrest the guy bleeding on the sidewalk.)
Yes I know, not all cops are bigots, but too many of them are, and the unions spend too much time and effort keeping them on the job.