After reading the thread about the LEO being killed arguing over a parking stall I have to ask. What is the purpose of labeling a crime a "Hate Crime?" Is it more wrong to kill someone you hate; LEO, Race Based, Sexuality Based, etc, as say, someone killing your parents? Shouldn't a 1st degree murder have the same punishment no matter whom is killed? Or, have we gone so PC in this great nation that we now have to have "Hate Crimes" just to get the proper punishment for a given crime?