The brick actually went through the bedroom window of a white 4 year old living in the house with his mother. Why is race important? Well, because the brick had a note tied to it which stated, "Keep Eastside Black, Keep Eastside Strong" (pictured)
So, if this is a real incident (and I have no reason to believe it's not) then you would think it would be classified as a hate crime, right? Isn't this the definition of a hate crime?
Police have not classified this incident as a hate crime, said Austin Police Sgt. Richard Stresing, because hate crimes target an individual specifically because of an identifying characteristic, like race. Police say the incident has been classified as criminal mischief and deadly conduct.