There are instances where it is a hate crime, and others where it is not. If you are pounding
on someone and tell others it is because the person is faggot, then I think the person who
committed the crime, has in fact convicted himself. sometimes people end up in a fight
where it is more about education that hatred. Say you have some fool who is drinking beer
off peoples tables, or they keep bumping a provoking another person to the point where it is
no longer possible to ignore. Or for someone to be getting hit and then deciding to defend
themselves. If they beat the other person, rather severely I don't classify that as violence I
call it education.
There is no excuse or reason to beat someone up because of race, gender, religion or just
because you can. I think we could throw in all kinds of other rules too, was it a hate crime
or bullying? Either way for the crime itself, six years is far too light. Remember the person
will get out in less than six years. Maybe for hate crimes, actually proven we could double
or triple them with no time off, no time served and no parole of any kind, make them do the max.