Thanks. Yes, I think it’s important to be sensitive to the needs of all victims, and more information and understanding can only be a good thing. Thank you for doing that. Great valuable stuff.
That said, I oppose the notion of “hate crimes” as a category. Ordinarily, the statutes as written will provide for adequate punishment.
I know some countries struggle with ensuring that police and prosecutors will vigorously pursue cases that involve “unfavored victims” — often folks from the LGBT “community,” — and in those instances I think it’s more important to hold their feet to the fire about treating all victims the same than it is to create new statutes that elevate certain victims over others.