>.Why not a hate crime for the 3 teens?
Wow. I’m impressed with the sleuthing. I was going to say it was probably as suggested in comment #5 but that changes things. Now I think more likely what I would call the “Holder rule”: blacks cannot be charged for hate crimes.
See post 18. Sorry!
The change from 2 to 16 whites in the 4 tracts surrounding the cemetery only changes my conclusions from "certainly not white" to "extremely unlikely to be white" for the following reason.
The 4 Census tracts surrounding the cemetery (5015, 5011, 5012 and 501) list a combined estimated population of 8,500 people. What's the odds of members - whatever their age - of a minority of 16 out of 8,500 would call attention to themselves in such open declarations of their toughness or badness? Very, very unlikely!