I have noticed the clear pattern of in vogue crime terms that begin in the twisted mind of some dumbass politician and get spread around by the media. We have the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, the War on Guns, the War on Terrorism, sex offenders, and now hate crimes.
So some kids broke into a church, broke some stuff, made a cross, pooped on a chair, and stuck a kitchen knife into a portrait of Mary, and a bureaucrat is quick on the draw with the "hate crime" BS crime word of the day. Well good for you Captain Awesome. What a witty determination.
How about kids will be kids, just like they have for thousands of years? I'm sure at one point, two teenage cavemen pooped in their neighbor's mortar and pestle before stabbing a bone knife into a cave painting of Grothgar's mom, just for kicks. Teenagers do stupid stuff because they're teenagers. Nobody is really sure why.
Pompous bureaucrats and lawmakers get on my nerves with this stuff, like they're actually serving humanity by wordsmithing new criminal acts. Well thank you for saving the world, Jack Bauer, but how about we leave the heavy thinking to the mortals. Thanks.