Because Polis is transgendered, he’s entitled to extra protection, according to the “hate crimes” police.
Had Polis, who’s white, been just an actual white woman taking a beat-down because of the color of her skin, not her sexuality, we wouldn’t have heard word one from anybody about filing “hate crimes” charges against Polis’ assailants.
Quick, when was the last time you ever heard any of these “hate crimes” folks call for “hate crimes” charges to be lodged against so-called “people of color” whose victims were white?
Here’s what “hate crimes” lobbyists really believe, deep in their hearts:
When a crime happens to someone in my group, or someone in a group I deeply sympathize with, then that’s a “hate crime.”
When the same crime happens to anyone else, that’s simply the victim’s tough luck.
If that doesn’t quite smack of “equal justice under the law,” then that’s because it isn’t. It smacks of exactly what it is: unequal justice and egregiously preferential treatment.