A boy in New Jersey was beaten badly enough that he was hospitalized, and has needed reconstructive surgery on his face. He may be blind--they're not sure yet.
The news story doesn't identify the race of either victims or attackers, but I will be willing to bet that, since the victim was an honors student, and was beaten because of an accident, he was black and beaten as much for "acting white" as the accident. And I'd also be willing to bet that the "vicious gang" that beat him close to death is black.
To be perfectly honest, while I believe that the little animals need to be prosecuted, and prosecuted as adults, I also think that their parents should be prosecuted for failing so miserably at being parents that their kids don't know right from wrong.
Update: This story has a picture of the victim. I was wrong about his race, but it's still a hate crime.
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