Obviously, they should be charged with something and serve time in jail, but I don't think it's a hate crime. They were drunk and I don't think they probably meant to kill him. Also, where will this end? What other groups are they going to add? Maybe it will be a hate crime if someone beats up a pedophile or a rapist. This is why I think hate crime laws are stupid. There are already enough laws on the books to adequately prosecute people.