This is the prime reason why hate crime legislation is a farce. Now, it's a given that this lawyer was a chucklehead but unless he is guilty of taking someone elses life or someone is acting in self defense, his idiotic views do not warrant being murdered. Be that as it may, he was murdered by a black man. On top of stabbing him, his house was set on fire. Had the roles been reversed and, say, Malik Zulu Shabazz was murdered by a white person, there would be no hesitation that it would be a hate crime. This is why this foolishness is going to be the death of society as we know it. White people may be in the majority in this country but we are in the extreme minority when it comes to equal protection.