Could you imagine if the roles were reversed in this one and a hate crime against a mentally disabled African American was caught on video? First of all, there would've been race riots right after the crime occurred; of this there's no doubt. Leaders in the black community and their followers would've demonstrated in front of the court house and filled the court room as they sought justice. If one of the guilty party didn't get a prison term, rioting would occur again and of course everything would've been covered by the media 24/7.
Did you even hear about this person getting off the hook? It's this type of double-standard that will continue to cause a divide in race relations especially since African Americans don't see it. Some of them loved that she didn't get jail time and I find this very troubling.