A man who killed 3 Muslim students in 2015 over what the police initially said stemmed from a parking dispute pleaded guilty. The case has tested the limitations of the legal system on the question of when a hateful crime becomes a hate crime. https://t.co/IGDBkBJaAi
@nytimes Good, because there is no such thing as a hate crime. The motives of a monster don’t matter and are never truly knowable, while all victims are equally tragic. Punishment based on committed actions rather than the beliefs and drives of the criminal are more just.