Why do we have to categorize ****ing everything? Is it a hate crime or just a crime? Is it a terrorist or just some batshit crazy asshole?
The qualifiers speak to motivation for the crime, which is difficult to determine when you don't even know who the perp is. And while ultimately, it would be good to try and determine motivation, the crime is the same no matter the reason. It's not like you could plead accidental manslaughter on this one.