I wonder what they DO consider to be a hate crime?
Zachary Tennen told police that while he was at a party in East Lansing, Mich., two men punched him after he told them he was Jewish when they asked.
Tennen's mother told the Indianapolis Star newspaper that the two men raised their arms "in a Nazi salute, chanting 'Heil Hitler,'" before attacking Tennen. They then allegedly stapled his lips together, forcing a staple into his gums, according to the report.
Tennen told police that the men also said they were part of the Klu Klux Klan, according to Michigan State University's school newspaper
The East Lansing police department said in a statement to ABC News today that they do not believe the assault was a hate crime
Jewish Student Says Attackers Stapled His Lips Shut - Yahoo! News