Does anyone know the difference in the legal ramifications when an assault is considered a hate crime?
There seems to be a larger context of a lack of support for this kid. I wonder if there is a Neo-Nazi presence in the police department. There are some police that are horrid bullies, so I could see it as entirely possible. It is upsetting that 20 people just stood there and watched, but that can be just the fear of also being horribly assaulted. What makes me downright sick is that this kid had to call a cab to get to the hospital. No one helped him get a ride? I realize most were probably drunk at the party, but no one called a friend, and then rode with him to the hospital to make sure he got there alright?