People believe that we shouldn't punish people differently for victims having certain characteristics. Why? If a person is targeting others specifically because of that characteristic, shouldn't they be punished for that? Hate crimes are, in my opinion, far worse than indiscriminate crime- and many others feel the same way. Just as we punish those who kill people for being black, gay, female, or any other characteristics, those who kill cops for being cops should be punished for doing so.