Here's a scenario for you:
You are a policeman responding to a call. As you approach the scene you see a group of eight people (some straight, some gay), two of which are women who are lying on the ground in pools of blood, who are trying to stop four guys holding onto metal pipes which are also covered in blood. Who would you arrest?
If you were in Rochester, NY (my hometown) you would arrest the two women on the ground who were beaten, calling them "drunken dykes" while you are doing it, and let the four guys with the bloody metal pipes go.Hate Crime Victims Sue Police In Rochester, NYAlleged Hate Crime Decried
Gee, now that the police are in trouble, they're suddenly trying to find the four attackers. I don't usually swear, but the fucking bastards! I'm not sure which is scarier -- the fact that the police arrested the victims, the fact that this occured only 1 block away from where I use to live and I passed that way every day to go to and from work, or the fact that this happened in Rochester, which is a pretty gay-friendly town.