Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC said: "All crime is unacceptable but offences that are driven by hostility or hatred based on personal characteristics are particularly damaging to any civilised society."
What is a CIVILISED society anyway? Does he mean a LIBERAL society?
A civilised society, to me, is a RATIONAL society. Reason tells me that there is no need for this thing called hate crime if you are already not supposed to be killing or harming people as a rule.
By having this special category of hate crime, you are making crimes committed against people of the non-privileged groups (eg those who are not disabled, those who are not homosexual, those who are not non-white, those who are not women) lesser crimes, which makes a nonsense of the idea of equality before the law.