A 'flaw'. Gee, ya think?
And yes it is scary, but this is even scarier (IMO).
If Rondell would have been 'Hispanic' then we are in a whole new ball game. It's the black hole of LE, as by the DOJ & FBI crime reporting standards, Hispanics are "White". It is then left up to the individual gubmint agent how to classify the Hispanics 'race'. It is truly a coin toss. If he decides the Hispanic is a minority (as they unusually claim they are) - no hate crime, BUT if he decides the Hispanic is 'white' - BINGO we have a hate crime.
If you take a look, a Loooooooong look (hours) at the DOJ stats as to 'white on black' Hate Crimes and then look at the icarceration numbers for 'whites', blacks' and "hispanics", you'll then see the farce in this methodology. In fact there is almost ZERO 'white on black' hate crimes percentage wise.
"Hate crime" is bull pukey. Either it's a crime, or it ain't. And a lot of the nonsense that has been criminalized today shouldn't waste police time.