That should say it all.
Of course, it doesn’t.
“He would come to school in high-heeled boots, makeup, jewelry and painted nails — the whole thing,” said Michael Sweeney, 13, an eighth-grader. “That was freaking the guys out.”
Well, boo fucking hoo. We can’t let a bunch of allegedly hetero morons get ‘freaked out,’ now can we? Gotta kill anyone who freaks ‘em out, now don’t they?
Student Juan Sandoval, 14, said he shared a fourth-period algebra class with the suspect, whom he described as a calm, smart student who played on the basketball team. “I didn’t think he was that kind of kid,” Sandoval said. “I guess you never know. He made a big mistake.”
Uh….no. You’re the one making the mistake by trying to rationalize a muder away like that. Yes, you’re 14. Hopefully, you’ll acquire a brain before you’re old enough to vote or serve on juries.
And I won’t even bother mentioning that this is a prime example of why all gay rights laws – including hate crimes laws (which, yes, I oppose on principle) – MUST be trans-inclusive. Had this occurred in Texas, it would NOT be a hate crime – and it wouldn’t even be a close call. From the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure:
Art. 42.014. FINDING THAT OFFENSE WAS COMMITTED BECAUSE OF BIAS OR PREJUDICE.
(a) In the trial of an offense under Title 5, Penal Code, or Section 28.02, 28.03, or 28.08, Penal Code, the judge shall make an affirmative finding of fact and enter the affirmative finding in the judgment of the case if at the guilt or innocence phase of the trial, the judge or the jury, whichever is the trier of fact, determines beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally selected the person against whom the offense was committed or intentionally selected property damaged or affected as a result of the offense because of the defendant’s bias or prejudice against a group identified by race, color, disability, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, or sexual preference.
(b) The sentencing judge may, as a condition of punishment, require attendance in an educational program to further tolerance and acceptance of others.
(c) In this article, “sexual preference” has the following meaning only: a preference for heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.
high-heeled boots, makeup, jewelry and painted nails
Not even in Judge Wilchins’ court.