I can't imagine how people in Sacramento can feel safe when police and the courts quickly release a guy who stabs 3 innocent people without provocation with a "Rambo" knife. Did you see the pictures with all those stitches? And one victim had a punctured spleen.
Forget the hate crime aspect, these are major injuries. Was the guy on drugs to suddenly do this? And they immediately release him? Is this protecting the safety of other citizens?
The police said they upgraded the charges when they read it on Facebook the next day. FACEBOOK??? WTF??? They didn't take statements from the victims? There were no witnesses?
I suspect the police realized their mishandling of the case could go viral, and were doing some CYA next day. The police had the pertinent info they needed when the crime happened, they didn't need the victims to post it on Facebook to learn about it. Or is that how they handle all crimes in Sacramento - wait until someone posts it to Facebook? One of the most stupid-ass examples of law enforcement incompetence I've ever read.